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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Selfies - 3/12/2014
    even the medium of photography Holly Roberts Woman Juggling self portrait 2005 Gelatin silver photograph with oil paint on panel Museum purchase with funds from Nancy G Dickenson 2005 Photography is a comparatively young form of art By the time photography was invented self portraiture had already developed extensively in other mediums such as painting and drawings In fact one of the first photographic portraits ever created was a self portrait by Robert Cornelius in 1839 Francis Frith Anne Noggle Self Portrait in Turkish Summer Costume 1857 Self Image From Series Face Lift 1975 albumen photograph gelatin silver print Gift of Jane Reese Williams 1996 Bequest of the Rick Dillingham Estate 1994 1996 68 59 1994 67 124 The New Mexico Museum of Art owns several very different works of art that explore the self as subject They range from close up to distant realistic to exagerated serious to whimsical They are paintings photographs lithographs and drawings Clearly the self is a subject that has resonated with a large cross section of the public throughout art history This painting by Emil Bisttram is an example of the typical professional artist at work pose Above Self Portrait 1935 Oil on Canvas

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Encountering Cezanne - 3/3/14
    on the contrary as Manet s Luncheon on the Grass originally titled The Bath figure 3 indicated a bold declaration of revolt against the classical archetype of beauty and nature and a radical manifestation of the rupture between painting and nature instead of sticking to the Renaissance view of painting as imitation of nature he posed the notion of expressionistic painting by pulling together elements in his atelier and making nature speak for his artistic propositions Figure 2 Giorgione Sleeping Venus circa 1510 Oil on canvas 108 5 cm 175 cm Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Dresden Figure 3 Edouard Manet Luncheon on the Grass 1863 Oil on canvas H 208 W 264 5 cm Musée d Orsay Here in Cezanne s print neither the naked figures nor the nature is ideal The conventional concept of nature as female is rejected It seems that all four figures are male which may refer to Cezanne s bathing experience in his childhood with his friend Zola and their friend Baptistin Baille and they are rather ordinary looking We can see that this print is another version of an earlier larger painting Bathers at Rest figure 4 The figure closest to the viewer also has an earlier prototype in Cezanne s larger oil painting The Bather figure 5 The print reflects Cezanne s late style when he attached much importance to volumes and brushstrokes bestowing the pictorial space an abstract and expressionistic nature Instead of smooth outlines and natural gradation we see aggregation of shapes done in a sketchy manner even a bit draft like The figures are still natural looking but the landscape looks linear and bears a kind of rough beauty that later shows itself in some of Matisse s paintings The outlines of the table shaped mountain and the figures especially the

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Looking for Inspiration - 2/10/2014
    notes I was researching half a dozen different ideas for my blog but hadn t succeeded in completing one of them all week I turned off the burners and headed downtown The small courtyard at the New Mexico Museum of Art NMMoA was sunny but the fountain was quiet I didn t know what I was looking for as I stepped into the first gallery but I knew from past visits to the museum that I was likely to find something that would pique my curiosity and make me look at the world in a slightly different way Upstairs I found the Collecting is Curiosity Inquiry exhibit At the entry to the gallery was Ted Larsen s stair stepped block sculpted out of sugar pine beeswax and pinyon sap I resisted the urge to touch the bumpy but smooth looking surface of Sugar Daddy wondering if it would feel warm or cool When I looked up I noticed a large circle on the back wall framed by the decorative ceiling vigas and the rich brown tile floor Intrigued and curious about what it was made of I walked closer and discovered butterflies Hundreds no thousands of the winged creatures in all shades of brown mocha khaki sepia arranged in a tightly coiled spiral I looked closely to see if they were real and found they were made of paper Butterflies 26 645 of them photocopied out of a field guide hand cut and dyed in coffee and tea The mandala was created by Tasha Ostrander and is called Seventy Three in a Moment I studied the speckled wings up close and then stepped back for another look Ostrander chose that very precise number of butterflies to represent the number of days in the average human lifespan seventy three years at

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Spotlight on Collections: All about Goya - 2/4/2014
    s exhibition files I found this was not the first time Goya s works have been shown at our museum In early 1989 the traveling exhibition Goya The Disasters of War came to what was then called the Museum of Fine Arts That exhibition included a rare first edition set of prints on loan from the collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation in Houston TX The timing of the exhibition was significant because it may have been the first time these etchings came to New Mexico Around the same time G oya and the Spirit of Enlightenment an exhibition organized by the Prado and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston traveled to Boston and New York City Goya and the Spirit of Enlightenment was unprecedented for its time bringing together a wide variety of drawings prints and paintings by Goya to illustrate his relationship with progressive intellectual trends of his time Between Goya and the Spirit of Enlightenment and Goya The Disasters of War a Pasatiempo article from the time called 1989 the worldwide Year of Goya Mariano Cabailos from the Tauromaquia series Plate 23 Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes Spanish 1746 1828 Etching and aquatint Gift

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - HeART of Paper - 11/25/13
    became the de facto material on which to record legal and diplomatic information for political and administrative needs This created a huge demand for paper that resulted in sheets that were largely mass produced inexpensive and fragile Although bureaucratic work drove the production of paper artists also found paper s abundance flexibility and relative affordability made it a useful material with which to work There are so many things that an artist can do with paper A flat sheet of paper is the most common support for drawings prints and watercolors There is an extensive history of stacking paper into the form of a book or folio from medieval illuminated manuscript books to contemporary artists books Paper can also be folded to create a sculpture such as the traditional Japanese art of origami When paper is wet and molded it creates three dimensional objects a process known as papier mache Folk artists from regions as diverse as Mexico and Poland cut or tear tissue paper to create works known respectively as papel picado and Wycinanki Paper s translucent quality makes it a good material for creating lanterns such as the farolitos of New Mexico Light and paper are also combined to make photographs when light sensitive paper is exposed to the sun Even contemporary photography that is done using digital cameras is still usually printed onto paper as the final product With the opening of Renaissance to Goya in a few weeks the museum will be absolutely filled with paper In that exhibition alone the visitor will be able to see a spectrum of works on paper that demonstrate not just the versatility of paper but the history of modern Europe You will see that history is recorded on paper not just in the form of bureaucratic records and textbooks

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - An Artist and a Veteran - 11/6/13
    Magazine during World War II In addition Hurd s military ties include being a student at New Mexico Military Institute and West Point Jay Burton Typewriter for Writing the Great American War Novel Filling the Breach in the Line 2003 Sculpture 7 1 2 x 17 x 14 in Gift of Jay Burton 2006 New Mexico Museum of Art There is also an interesting history of veterans who made art in the Southwest Early member of the Santa Fe art colony Carlos Vierra was a captain in the New Mexico National Guard who fought along the Mexican border in 1916 Painters Will Shuster and D Paul Jones served in France during World War I before moving to New Mexico Noted Pueblo photographer Lee Marmon served a tour of duty in Alaska during World War II Another photographer and Curator of Photography at this museum from 1970 1976 Anne Noggle was one of 1700 women who flew for the US Army during WWII as a Woman Airforce Service Pilot WASP Modernist painter Cady Wells volunteered in the First Army Engineering Corps during World War II Richard Diebenkorn served in the U S Marine Corps from 1943 until 1945 Albuquerque based painter Wilson Hurley was a pilot in the Air Force after graduating from West Point and later flew for the New Mexico National Guard Artists Michael Naranjo Glynn Gomez Doug Hyde and Edward Gonzales all served in Vietnam These are just a few examples of the many veterans whose works have been exhibited in the museum and its outreach facilities Currently Edward Gonzales is one of this year s Governor s Awards recipients for Excellence in the Arts and his work can be seen at the Governor s Gallery on the 4th Floor of the State Capitol Lucien Jonas La Sentinelle

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Gallery Resource Areas - 9/23/13
    a memorial to her Joyce s love of reading and leaning inspired us to create resource areas in the museum galleries in her honor Each gallery resource area is designed around a particular theme often related to an exhibition under the title of Learn More About They are intended as a moment for reflection to provide additional information to those who want it Our first Gallery Resource Area made possible by the Joyce Peters Fund is about the history of the New Mexico Museum of Art s building and is located on the first floor near the exhibition Back in the Saddle Visitors have several resources to choose from to cater to their learning style There is a touchscreen with 5 short videos using archival photographs which tell the stories behind the building s architecture and design These videos were created by the museum s Librarian using audio that was narrated by Penelope Hunter Stiebel There is also a rack card with both a timeline of significant events in the museum s history and a list of additional resources for people to take with them Lastly there are several books and a copy of El Palacio that discusses the building s historic furniture A second Gallery Resource Area debuted with the opening of the exhibition 50 Works for 50 States New Mexico This area also has a touchscreen with 4 short videos below on the theme of museum collecting as well as a section specifically about the The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection Visitors can use the touchscreen to learn about Dorothy and Herbert Vogel as well as the artists they collected The section about museum collecting tells the story of how works of art become part of the museum s permanent collection what we collect and why This Gallery

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - 50x50 - 9/12/13
    a documentary about the couple who amassed the collection of art we will be showing As it happens there is a new sequel to that film by the same director that is specifically about the project The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection 50 Works for 50 States Herb Dorothy 50x50 will be premiering in New York City at the IFC begining tomorrow September 13th Here in Santa Fe you can catch the movie at the Center for Contemporary Arts November 23 24th It will also be in Taos NM on October 11th and 12th at the Harwood Museum of Art and in Albuquerque NM December 26 30th at the Guild Cinema Herb Dorothy 50x50 tells the story of the project to gift 50 works of art to one institution in every state in America The New Mexico Museum of Art is this state s recipient of the gift Photo Herbert and Dorothy Vogel museum director David Turner artist Richard Tuttle his wife Mei mei Berssenbrugge and their daughter Martha in front of museum in 1995 New Mexico Museum of Art Library and Archives Exhibition File K1962 see all blog posts Exhibitions Current Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions Online Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Visit

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