New Mexico Museum of Art

New Mexico Museum of Art New Mexico Museum of Art is the oldest art museum in the state. For information about the New Mexico Museum of Art visit nmartmuseum.org.

The New Mexico Museum of Art is a catalyst and showcase for creativity and the enjoyment of art. Artists, learners and community members are empowered to think critically and see a multiplicity of meanings. We bring the art of the world to New Mexico and the art of New Mexico to the world. The New Mexico Museum of Art began in 1917 as the Art Gallery for the Museum of New Mexico that was then located in the Palace of the Governors. The building helped establish the Pueblo Spanish Revival architectural style. HOURS Open Daily 10am-5pm from May through October Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm from November through April. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25th, January 1st, and Easter Sunday

Baumann captures the natural beauty of this season.A Lilac Year   1951Gustave Baumann (American, born Germany, 1881 - 19...
05/19/2019

Baumann captures the natural beauty of this season.

A Lilac Year 1951
Gustave Baumann (American, born Germany, 1881 - 1971)
Museum purchase with funds raised by the School of American Research, 1952

More artists and writers than one might imagine have sought inspiration here in New Mexico.
05/18/2019
Why So Many Artists Have Been Drawn to New Mexico

More artists and writers than one might imagine have sought inspiration here in New Mexico.

Artists from Georgia O’Keeffe and Agnes Martin to Ken Price and Bruce Nauman have been lured to the solitude and sweeping landscapes of New Mexico.

Celebrating the 10th summer of Blue Star Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families announce th...
05/18/2019

Celebrating the 10th summer of Blue Star Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families announce that museums nationwide, including New Mexico’s eight state-run museums and Historic Sites under the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), have signed on to provide free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer.

The 2019 program begins earlier than past years, starting Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, ending Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, Labor Day. Military families can find the list of participating museums at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

“After a decade of participation, it remains a privilege for New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs museums and historic sites to serve members of the military and their families through this National Endowment for the Arts program,” said DCA Cabinet Secretary Debra Garcia y Griego. “It’s a small token of our esteem and a ‘thank you’ for the sacrifices they make every day and a wonderful opportunity for military families to share a memorable experience exploring New Mexico’s outstanding cultural treasures.”

05/15/2019

We're thrilled that the 20th-century sculpture exhibition, Carved & Cast: 20th Century New Mexican Sculpture, will extend its run through the summer until July 28, 2019! The exhibition takes a look at regional sculpture styles specific to the Southwest, centering the medium in its own conversation about innovation and craft.

Come see this exhibition that takes a look at regional sculpture styles specific to the Southwest, centering the medium in its own conversation about innovation and craft.

Share great art with your mother this Mother's Day. Treat her to a visit to NM Museum of Art and create new, wonderful m...
05/12/2019

Share great art with your mother this Mother's Day. Treat her to a visit to NM Museum of Art and create new, wonderful memories together.

Apache Mother circa 1970-1975Artist:
Allan Houser (American, Chiricahua Apache, 1914 - 1994)
Museum purchase with funds from a National Endowment for the Arts grant, 1975

'Wait Until Dark' is finishing soon! Make sure you don't miss this celebration of nocturnes in the museum collection on ...
05/05/2019

'Wait Until Dark' is finishing soon! Make sure you don't miss this celebration of nocturnes in the museum collection on exhibit through Sunday, May 12th.

Untitled (Red Tree and Adobe House)
Victor Higgins (American, 1884 - 1949)
oil on canvas
Gift of the Joan Higgins Reed Estate, 1984

Celebrating the beauty of April in New Mexico.April    1936Gustave Baumann (American, b Germany, 1881 - 1971)color woodc...
04/28/2019

Celebrating the beauty of April in New Mexico.

April 1936
Gustave Baumann (American, b Germany, 1881 - 1971)
color woodcut with aluminum leaf
Museum purchase with funds raised by the School of American Research, 1952

The Southwest landscape has inspired artists for centuries, as you can see in two of our exhibitions right now - 'Social...
04/27/2019

The Southwest landscape has inspired artists for centuries, as you can see in two of our exhibitions right now - 'Social & Sublime' and 'The Great Unknown'. Come to the museum and explore for yourself!

The Arkansas Divide, Colorado 1880
Thomas Moran (American, born England, 1837-1926)
oil on canvas
Gift of Mrs. Talbot B. Hyde, 1956

'The Great Unknown: Artists at Glen Canyon and Lake Powell'. Visually stunning, powerful exhibition. On at the NM Museum...
04/24/2019

'The Great Unknown: Artists at Glen Canyon and Lake Powell'. Visually stunning, powerful exhibition. On at the NM Museum of Art now and through the summer. Don't miss it.

Mark Klett, Bryon Wolfe, and Rebecca Solnit
Drowned River, 2018
Pigment print on aluminum panel
Courtesy of Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona

Submission period for the Mid Century Santa Fe 2019 Student Art and Design Competition extended by popular demand! Cash ...
04/22/2019

Submission period for the Mid Century Santa Fe 2019 Student Art and Design Competition extended by popular demand! Cash prizes will be awarded for best in show as well as first place in each category. Student submissions will be accepted from March 20 to April 26, 2019.

The categories for the competition are as follows:

Textiles: Works submitted under this category must be represented as 50% or more as tapestries, rugs, quilts, weaving, beading, glasswork, or otherwise approved dimensional mediums.

Fashion: Works submitted under this category must be represented as 50% or more as embroidery, garment making, garment design, or otherwise approved wearable mediums.

Visual Art: Works submitted under this category must be represented as 50% or more as painting, sculpture, pottery, photography, printmaking, or otherwise approved visual mediums.

Winners will be announced at a reception on May 17, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Project Lab. The student art exhibition will be held from August 1 to August 20, 2019, coinciding with Indian Market in the Joan and Clifford Vernick Auditorium at the Museum of International Folk Art.

Competition sponsored by American Home Furniture and Mattress

Although the New Mexico Museum of Art will be closed on Easter Sunday April 21, you can enjoy works from our collection ...
04/21/2019

Although the New Mexico Museum of Art will be closed on Easter Sunday April 21, you can enjoy works from our collection online at http://sam.nmartmuseum.org/collections. We reopen on Tuesday, April 23rd at 10am.

Dry Flowers c 1935
Joseph Henry Sharp
oil on canvas
Gift of Lore Thorpe, in Memory of Kathryn V. Thorpe, 2018

Penitente Good Friday   1934Gene Kloss (American, 1903 - 1996)DrypointOn long term loan from the Fine Arts Program, Publ...
04/19/2019

Penitente Good Friday 1934
Gene Kloss (American, 1903 - 1996)
Drypoint
On long term loan from the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration

Social & Sublime: Land, Place and Art: A Look at the Artists’ American Southwest” documents the kaleidoscopic lenses...
04/18/2019
Through the eyes of the artist

Social & Sublime: Land, Place and Art: A Look at the Artists’ American Southwest” documents the kaleidoscopic lenses artists have used to express ever-changing ideas of land, place and the people inhabiting them.

“It’s the idea of experiencing the land from behind a windshield,” Waguespack said. “The way we experience a landscape is framed by that device.”

Read more from the Albuquerque Journal below and visit the exhibition through August 25th.

Exhibition showcases many interpretations of American Southwest

As Northern New Mexico prepares for the annual influx of pilgrims to Chimayo.The Sanctuary, Chimayo  1934Gene Kloss (Ame...
04/17/2019

As Northern New Mexico prepares for the annual influx of pilgrims to Chimayo.

The Sanctuary, Chimayo 1934
Gene Kloss (American, 1903 - 1996)
Aquatint and drypoint
On long term loan from the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration

On view in 'Social and Sublime: Land, Place and Art' at New Mexico Museum of Art. Falls in the Colorado Rockies   circa ...
04/16/2019

On view in 'Social and Sublime: Land, Place and Art' at New Mexico Museum of Art.

Falls in the Colorado Rockies circa 1875
Joseph Hitchins (American, born England, 1838 - 1893)
oil on canvas
Museum acquisition through exchange, 1955

Artists have long been inspired by the cultural and religious traditions of northern New Mexico. Sanctuario - Chimayo  1...
04/14/2019

Artists have long been inspired by the cultural and religious traditions of northern New Mexico.

Sanctuario - Chimayo 1924
Gustave Baumann (American, b. Germany, 1881 - 1971)
color woodcut
Museum purchase with funds raised by the School of American Research, 1952

Getting ready for Santa Fe Playhouse presents Re-imagining Mary Austin’s 1919 Performance at the NM Museum of Art in S...
04/13/2019

Getting ready for Santa Fe Playhouse presents Re-imagining Mary Austin’s 1919 Performance at the NM Museum of Art in St. Francis Auditorium tomorrow 4/13/19 at 7:30 pm

A great opportunity for budding artists.
04/12/2019

A great opportunity for budding artists.

In 2007, ARTsmart established a Scholarship Endowment in conjunction with the Santa Fe Gallery Association. Each year a panel comprising professional artists, gallery owners, and educators review the portfolios of gifted high school seniors selecting one to receive the ARTsmart Art Changes Lives Scholarship stipend, as well as recipient(s) of the Books and Materials award. Additionally, ARTsmart reviews past scholarship recipients and grants them a stipend for their forthcoming year, through graduation.

The scholarship award amounts vary from year to year. 2019-20 amounts: $5,000 for the first year, $1,500 for each of 3 subsequent years.



This is a state-wide program. Scholarship recipients may come from ANY high school or be homeschooled within the state of New Mexico.

Applications are due May 1, 2019.

Follow this link to learn more: https://artsmartnm.org/scholarships/

The New Mexico Museum of Art is proud to have been a partner in the launch of many of Santa Fe's cultural institutions, ...
04/10/2019
Celebrating a century of theater in Santa Fe

The New Mexico Museum of Art is proud to have been a partner in the launch of many of Santa Fe's cultural institutions, like the origins of Santa Fe Playhouse.

1919 performances recreated, updated

Today is the first Sunday of the month. If you live in New Mexico, admission to the museum is free for you today. You ca...
04/07/2019

Today is the first Sunday of the month. If you live in New Mexico, admission to the museum is free for you today. You can also see works like this on our online Searchable Art Museum 24/7, 365 days a year. http://sam.nmartmuseum.org/collections

Early Spring 1927
Gustave Baumann (American, b. Germany, 1881 - 1971)
Color woodcut
Museum purchase with funds raised by the School of American Research, 1952

The Mid-Century Santa Fe collaboration presents the 2019 Student Art and Design Competition, taking place from March 20 ...
04/01/2019

The Mid-Century Santa Fe collaboration presents the 2019 Student Art and Design Competition, taking place from March 20 to April 19, 2019. The winning works will be on view from August 1 to August 20, 2019.

The collaboration celebrates the works of Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), Alexander Girard, and Georgia O’Keeffe for their influence and contributions to New Mexico’s textile, fashion, and visual art landscape.

Mid Century Santa Fe proudly announces these three themes as competitive categories for the student competition, to run in tandem with the collaboration and IAIA’s Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art.

More information at http://media.newmexicoculture.org/release/904/the-mid-century-sant. Sponsored by American Home Furniture and Mattress

You can enjoy the colorful and intricate work of Gustave Baumann online at our Searchable Art Museum -  http://sam.nmart...
03/24/2019

You can enjoy the colorful and intricate work of Gustave Baumann online at our Searchable Art Museum - http://sam.nmartmuseum.org/collections. We have the largest collection of his work in any museum.

Grand Canyon 1934
Gustave Baumann (American, b Germany, 1881 - 1971)
color woodcut
Museum purchase with funds raised by the School of American Research, 1952

Amazing find from a home in Santa Fe!
03/24/2019
NPR

Amazing find from a home in Santa Fe!

The letters find O'Keeffe on the verge of real success, working on "Jimson Weed" for cosmetics executive Elizabeth Arden. She'd be paid $10,000 for her first commercial commission, a huge sum in the Depression.

03/20/2019

Join us on March 30th for our new exhibition "The Great Unknown: Artists at Glen Canyon and Lake Powell", which explores how Glen Canyon and its later incarnation as Lake Powell become a catalyst for art, social action, and an examination of human values. Central to the narrative is the history of land use and environmentalism in the West and how artists respond to the work of their predecessors.

Among the artists whose work is included are Byron Wolfe and Mark Klett, Peter Goin, Greg Mac Gregor, Tad Nichols, Georgia O’Keeffe, Eliot Porter, Martin Stupich, Kathleen Velo and Todd Webb. The exhibition articulates their individual responses to this special place while also touching on the shared experience of artists who traveled together and created collaborative projects, primarily books.

This exhibit opens March 30 and runs through September 15, 2019.

Images:
Martin Stupich, Martin Stupich, Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona, view from downstream toward the dam, with canoeist and sandbar beach

Mark Klett, Bryon Wolfe and Rebecca Solnit, First Camp

Greg Mac Gregor, Hikers at Lee’s Ferry, 6 miles south of Glen Canyon Dam

Peter Goin, Makeshift Danger Buoy, Moqui Canyon

We are celebrating New Mexico's stunning night skies with a series of exhibitions at NM Museum of Art and our new Imagin...
03/17/2019

We are celebrating New Mexico's stunning night skies with a series of exhibitions at NM Museum of Art and our new Imagination Station - a gallery where you can express your creativity.

The Shalako 1923
Gustave Baumann (American, born Germany)
oil on board with hand carved wooden frame
Gift of Jane Baumann, 1976

Due to inclement weather and for the safety of our guests and staff, the four state museums in Santa Fe will be closed T...
03/14/2019

Due to inclement weather and for the safety of our guests and staff, the four state museums in Santa Fe will be closed Thursday, 3/14.

Snow in Santa Fe 1935
Paul Lantz (American, 1908 - 2000)
oil on Masonite, Painting
On long term loan from the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration

Due to inclement weather and for the safety of our guests and staff, the four state museums in Santa Fe will be closed W...
03/13/2019

Due to inclement weather and for the safety of our guests and staff, the four state museums in Santa Fe will be closed Wednesday, 3/13. You can still enjoy works from the New Mexico Museum of Art collection 24/7 online at http://sam.nmartmuseum.org/collections. Have an art-filled day!

Twelve Months-January (Morning Mist--Tsankawi) 1989
Kate Krasin (American, 1943 - 2010)
Serigraph
Museum purchase with funds from Gloria and Michael Plautz, 1996

John Wesley Powell, who led an expedition through Glen Canyon in 1869, wrote about his trip as a journey into “the gre...
03/13/2019

John Wesley Powell, who led an expedition through Glen Canyon in 1869, wrote about his trip as a journey into “the great unknown.” Eliot Porter’s pivotal book The Place No One Knew: Glen Canyon on the Colorado, published in 1963 by the Sierra Club in protest of Glen Canyon Dam, is a central touchstone in the exhibition, itself inspiring and informing responses to Glen Canyon and Lake Powell.

Floyd Dominy of the Bureau of Reclamation called the reservoir created by the dam “the Jewel of the Colorado,” while activist Edward Abbey proclaimed that “the collapse of Glen Canyon Dam is as inevitable as the rising of the moon, or the revival of spring, or the flow of the river home to the sea.”

Working from a variety of perspectives, "The Great Unknown: Artists at Glen Canyon and Lake Powell" explores the canyon, the dam, and the lake while raising many cultural issues including the future of Glen Canyon.

Join us on March 30th when this exhibit opens and see for yourself all the perspectives represented.

Image: Mark Klett, Bryon Wolfe and Rebecca Solnit, First Camp

Today is the last chance to see 'Good Company: Five Artist Communities in New Mexico'. It's been a popular one with visi...
03/10/2019

Today is the last chance to see 'Good Company: Five Artist Communities in New Mexico'. It's been a popular one with visitors - you won't want to miss it.

The Indian Council c. 1916
Julius Rolshoven (American, 1858 - 1930)
oil on sized burlap layed on canvas
Gift of Harriett B. Rolshoven in memory of Dr. Edgar L. Hewett, 1956

Thanks for posting. This photo taken before Shuster's murals were added to the courtyard.
03/09/2019

Thanks for posting. This photo taken before Shuster's murals were added to the courtyard.

Indian Detour couriers in the courtyard of the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Photographer: Edward Kemp
Date: 1920 - 1930?
Negative Number: HP.2014.45.1

New Mexico Museum of Art

These artists can be further explored in 'Good Company: Five Artist Communities in New Mexico' at the NM Museum of Art, ...
03/07/2019

These artists can be further explored in 'Good Company: Five Artist Communities in New Mexico' at the NM Museum of Art, but be quick. The show's last day is this Sunday, March 10th.

"Taos Mountain" by Emil Bisttram (1895-1976), oil on canvas at Nedra Matteucci Galleries. Bisttram is considered one of New Mexico's most progressive modernist painters. His work and teaching significantly influenced the arts in the region throughout his career. This outstanding gallery was established in 1972 and specializes in fine 19th- and 20th-century American art, which includes the artists of the American West, Taos Society of Artists, and masters of American Impressionism and Modernism. http://bit.ly/2iBGzvE

Last week to see 'Good Company: Five Artist Communities in New Mexico' through March 10, 2019.Will Shuster, 40th Wedding...
03/03/2019

Last week to see 'Good Company: Five Artist Communities in New Mexico' through March 10, 2019.

Will Shuster, 40th Wedding Anniversary, n.d., oil on board, 24 × 26 3/8 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Catherine Rayne, 1978 (4011.23P) Photo by Cameron Gay

Happy March! We celebrate New Mexico residents on the first weekend of every month. Visit us on first Friday 5 to 7pm an...
03/01/2019

Happy March! We celebrate New Mexico residents on the first weekend of every month. Visit us on first Friday 5 to 7pm and on first Sunday all day, and receive free admission if you are resident in New Mexico. Bring along some ID and enjoy your visit!

My Gate on the Camino 1928
Andrew Dasburg (American, born France, 1887 - 1979)
oil on panel
Gift of Mrs. R.J. Erickson, 1964

Located in canyon country along the Colorado River, Glen Canyon stretches from southeastern Utah down into northern Ariz...
02/27/2019

Located in canyon country along the Colorado River, Glen Canyon stretches from southeastern Utah down into northern Arizona, not far upriver from the more famous Grand Canyon. The canyon was carved into the rock of the Colorado Plateau by drops of water and attracted the attention of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in the 1950s, when it was looking for a place to build a dam. Amid much controversy, Glen Canyon Dam was completed in 1966 to generate hydroelectric power, thus submerging much of Glen Canyon under a reservoir called Lake Powell.

The Great Unknown: Artists at Glen Canyon and Lake Powell opens on March 30 and runs through September 15, 2019.

Image: Greg Mac Gregor, Hikers at Lee’s Ferry, 6 miles south of Glen Canyon Dam,

Have an art-filled Sunday!If you can make it through the snow, the New Mexico Museum of Art is open today, 10 to 5. If y...
02/24/2019

Have an art-filled Sunday!
If you can make it through the snow, the New Mexico Museum of Art is open today, 10 to 5. If you can't make it to us, you can enjoy works from our collection online at http://sam.nmartmuseum.org/collections

Kate Krasin, New Snow, 1979, silkscreen, gift of Kate Krasin, the artist, 2012 ©Kate Krasin Estate.

Opportunity for artists from New Mexico Arts.
02/22/2019

Opportunity for artists from New Mexico Arts.

Call for artists! Announcing New Mexico Arts 2019 T.I.M.E. Temporary Installations Made for the Environment - Los Alamos!
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The theme for T.I.M.E 2019 Los Alamos County is: Aha! Artists are asked to engage with this idea that conveys a sense of wonder, discovery, or a “eureka moment.” Artists are asked to respond to the theme through a sense of place within the natural environment, arts, history, and culture of the area.
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$2,000 per project is available for up to five artists/artist teams.
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Deadline to apply is March 22, 2019.
The details of the call for artists can be found on CAFÉ: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6357

#TIME #TemporaryInstallationsMadefortheEnvironment #NMTIME #LosAlamos #artinstallation #publicart #temporaryinstallation #sitespecific

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107 W Palace Ave
Santa Fe, NM
87501

The shuttle from the Rail Runner stops directly in front of the museum. City buses stop just around the corner at the downtown transit center on Sheridan Street.

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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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