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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Audio Tour: How the West Is One
    Rosita and Warts Culture Pass Challenge Judy Chicago 6 12 14 Will Wilson event 8 17 13 Linda Durham talk 5 10 13 Saturday with Judy audio 7 7 12 Audio Tour Courtyard Murals How the West is One audio tour The Lowriders Portraits from New Mexico Blog Share Learn Multimedia How the West is One audio tour The staff of the New Mexico Museum of Art welcomes you to take an tour of its permanent collection exhibition How the West Is One Twenty works from the permanent show are featured to give a taste of the museum and to invite you to visit in person These tracks are taken directly from the 2006 audio tour available at the museum please disregard instructions about use of the audiophone Images from the Audio Tour Indios more The Stoic more Cui Bono more El Santo more Dance at Taos more Valorio more Music in the Plaza more First Atomic Explosion more Awakening Memory of Father more Red Hills with the Pedernal more Untitled 6 more Snake Dancer more Washington Landscape with more more Exhibitions Current Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions Online Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Visit Hours and Admission Events Locations Transportation Group Visits Tours

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/site/learn/multimedia/audio-tour-how-the-west-is-one/ (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - The Lowriders : Portraits from New Mexico
    17 13 Linda Durham talk 5 10 13 Saturday with Judy audio 7 7 12 Audio Tour Courtyard Murals How the West is One audio tour The Lowriders Portraits from New Mexico Blog Share Learn Multimedia The Lowriders Portraits from New Mexico Video produced by Gary DeWalt shows one day exhibition of 25 photos and 30 lowriders on the Santa Fe plaza in 1980 Exhibitions Current Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions Online

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/site/learn/multimedia/the-low-riders-portraits-from-new-mexico.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Looking Back - 2/1/2016
    is a method for radically changing the status quo Hebron runs the hugely successful Feminist Friday and The Situation Room a public art space located in LA where Micol Hebron lives and works Angela Ellsworth Seer Bonnets A Continuing Offense 9 bonnets pearl corsage pins fabric steel and white oak plank dimensions variable 2009 2010 Installation view Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Sydney Australia Photo credit Paul Green Angela Ellsworth s work Seers and Bonnets A Continuing Offense 2009 10 is a vivid re expression of the female role within the Mormon faith Ellsworth s critique features nine suspended bonnets and a hand crafted cart Each bonnet featured represents one of Lorenzo Snow s nine spouses and utilizes the opposing forces of fabric and steel Snow being one of the prophet s of the Mormon faith and Ellsworth s great grandfather to demonstrate the stark understanding of women who are confined to domesticity under Mormonism Ellsworth s short film Kicking Up Dust breathes new life into the understanding of womanhood or sister wives by exploring the need to embrace one s own true sexuality and by demonstrating the unity of women across the boundaries of color Ligia Bouton Understudy for Animal Farm 2012 2014 26 hand made pig heads hand painted wooden cart with mirror and racks 6 custom sand bags 82 x 128 x 19 in Ligia Bouton s Understudy For Animal Farm pays homage to George Orwell s famed novel by engaging her audience through the use of a simple pillowcase and therefore creating a domestic space of absolute power Bounton uses the traditionally feminine realm of sewing to transform an everyday household item into animal masks which when worn renders the wearer unable to see Bouton s interactive art creates a magnetic pull between desire and control

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/cypher-space/looking-back-212016.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Part Five--Not Just a “Walk in the Park”: Poetry and Politics - 1/15/2016
    remainder of the phone interview with Ms Hengst covered her techniques of construction and strategies for showing Christy Hengst s work inspires me to wax poetic I am sure that I am not unusual in this regard Wherever birds appear they are a welcome sight For me doves in particular They mate for life Their calls sound like laments When I hear them I always wonder whether they have lost their mate But the reality is that this bird an icon of peace is known to eventually find a replacement just as we must rebuild after a war Always somewhere in the world violence rages Christy Hengst experienced shock and dismay when she witnessed in 2003 how the American public largely reacted to the U S invasion of Iraq with unquestioning acceptance Christy felt impelled to process this and reach out through her art At different times in my own life I have been repulsed by blind complacency and worse yet callous disregard Often humanity seems morally shipwrecked But Christy s porcelain birds like those in nature bring into view a reality beyond ourselves In a mystical sense they appear as messengers just like the proverbial bottle from a desert island containing a letter washed ashore begging for rescue In parting Christy left me a quote from Hermann Goering one of the highest ranking and vilest of Nazis The pronouncement included among Christy s images bears an eerie resemblance as Christy puts it to much more recent developments Goering s chilling words Naturally the common people don t want war neither in Russia nor in England nor for that matter in Germany it is always a simple matter to drag the people along All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/cypher-space/part-five-not-just-a-walk-in-the-park-poetry-and-politics-1152016.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - The Way Things Work: Photography, Painting, and Particles in the Land of Enchantment - 1/8/2016
    read particular passages out loud to each other and create characters and short stories from inscrutable titles and text At the same time these artifacts of science spark conversations that move towards the existence of dark matter and implications of nuclear waste on the environment Of course in the southwest we certainly aren t the first to find inspiration in this nexus of two cultures As the birthplace of the Atomic Age Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Manhattan Project have captured the attention of many artists in New Mexico manifesting in artwork focused on the environmental political social ethical and philosophical aspects of the world s first atomic bomb What my wife and I have discovered here is that much like our childhoods we are surrounded by science technology engineering and mathematics while immersing ourselves in a world of art and humanities Shortly after arriving in New Mexico Patrick Nagatani turned his attention and camera on the nuclear activities in New Mexico Nuclear Enchantment a collection of forty images was the culmination of a five year project exploring the spiritual depths of and environmental impact of the atomic age Patrick Nagatani Japanese Children s Day Carp Banners Paguate Village Jackpile Mine UraniumTailings Laguna Pueblo Reservation New Mexico 1990 Silver dye bleach print 20 x 24 in Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art Gift of anonymous donor 1997 1997 61 4 In my work I intentionally show a leveled world Polluted skies contaminated earth nuclear explosions fantastic happenings are all seen under the same light regardless of the effect they have on people that are actually experiencing such events for whom the events are not images but occupy their moment natural social mythic physical and psychological experiences are all leveled as images Judy Chicago best known for The Dinner Party and her husband Donald Woodman would also explore the impact of the nuclear industry on New Mexico s environment in the Nuclear Waste d series Woodman began his career in New Mexico as a scientific photographer at the Sacramento Peak Solar Observatory Through a feminist lens Chicago re envisioned Woodman s photographs of nuclear facilities and test sites with the violence enacted on the environment by a historically masculine science Judy Chicago Eureka or What s a Mother For from the series Nuclear Waste d 1989 Sprayed acrylic oil and photography on photolinen 16 x 20 in Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art Gift of Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman 2011 2011 11 7 I believe in art that is connected to real human feeling that extends itself beyond the limits of the art world to embrace all people who are striving for alternatives in an increasingly dehumanized world I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that at this moment of history feminism is humanism Christine Taylor Patten who cared for Georgia O Keeffe towards the end of her life drew inspiration

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/cypher-space/the-way-things-work.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Part Four - Not Just a 'Walk in the Park': Strategies for Showing and Techniques of Construction - 1/1/2016
    spot for that particular locale Positioning also took into account how content created a conversation within each subgroup of birds Other logistical considerations included situating the birds in ways that would minimize the risk of their being accidentally knocked down Also the language of a hosting foreign country often appeared in text on the birds To ensure the element of surprise Christy usually set up each showing at dawn and dismantled everything at twilight that is before and after crowds would gather Besides the elaborate planning behind each presentation much thought obviously was given to construction of the art The birds were individually designed that is without a mold Onto a flat slab of wet clay serigraphy or silk screen printing was performed very carefully to avoid smudging The process involved a light sensitive emulsion coating a fine mesh which then was covered with a transparency a clear piece of plastic bearing computer generated half tone images Inked areas blocked out light from above creating equivalent dark spots in the final product The clay was wrapped around newspaper which burned up in the kiln set at about 2300 degrees F The porcelain birds were vitrified without a glaze so that a viewer might imagine a feathery surface And the exterior by being minimally reflective yet still smooth would not interfere with the clarity of the images Finally Christy s husband a blacksmith helped with mounting the finished birds onto flat stands if on the ground or onto clamps if on a perch like a balcony s railing Inside each bird was a stainless steel pipe which connected to the stand or clamp with a pin In 2013 the Birds in the Park project ended Most of the birds were sold In 2014 Christy organized a Santa Fe based conference which

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/cypher-space/part-four.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Part Three--Not Just a 'Walk in the Park': Genesis of 'Birds in the Park' and Engaging the Public
    worked on construction of the Peenemünde test sites and eventual rocket production At the original location a museum was built in 2000 It deals not only with the history of the technology but also moral issues In addition international meetings and cultural events take place there In 2002 the museum was recognized for its contribution to reconciliation and world peace by the Community of the Cross of Nails in Coventry England This organization is based at Coventry Cathedral Embedded in the high altar cross are three medieval nails from its predecessor St Michael s Cathedral destroyed by the Luftwaffe Given its historical significance this site was chosen by Ms Hengst as a perfect setting for one her bird landings A parallel site where Christy has exhibited her birds is Los Alamos NM National Laboratory Before Christy conceived of the Birds in the Park project she experimented with embedding three dimensional porcelain seed pod shapes in beeswax A mother of two young children at the time Christy in a particularly nurturing frame of mind gravitated to the gently rounded outlines of seed pods and found their purpose in nature to be symbolically life affirming Although Christy never completely abandoned seed pods in her work she turned much of her attention starting in 2008 to something similar in its curvy form and gentle image the torsos of dove like birds The idea of a flock of birds developed organically out of playing with the material Another aha moment arrived when Christy realized that placing illustrations of both war and peace on the same individual birds made her uncomfortable Instantly she decided it was precisely the impact she wanted to have on the viewer The birds could serve as mirrors of human activity and that included the difficult moral choices that we must

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Part Two--Not Just a 'Walk in the Park': Site-specific Art
    environment a drastically different look Residents of sleepy Winslow Arizona must certainly perk up when talking about one piece of public art that has arguably become their town s signature Consisting of a statue and mural the so called park is down home and artistically speaking site specific in its kinship with the surroundings Capturing the easygoing mood is an overhead sign on a lamppost behind the statue It simply says Standin on the Corner It is nostalgia that makes this homespun tableau most memorable For one thing the sign s shape and its street location evoke memories of historic Route 66 For another the park s name is part of the lyrics of the classic 1972 song Take It Easy composed and performed by the still popular rock band The Eagles Easy by Ron Adamson Photo courtesy artist At this Eagles shrine tourists find Ron Adamson s life size bronze figure of a man standing in western wear while holding upright an acoustic guitar The backdrop is a trompe l oeil super realistic mural by John Pugh that appears on a façade just a wall not a building On the first floor is a faux storefront window that appears to reflect the street image of a pickup truck driven by a woman She is the one who ogles the narrator of the song Take It Easy On the second floor there are two windows one with a sill on which an eagle is perched a nod to the rock band the other window revealing the aforementioned woman hugging the narrator who in the song eventually climbs into her truck But site specific art need not be physically permanent or meshed with its setting like Standin on the Corner Take for example The Gates by Christo and Jeanne Claude After

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