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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Zozobra! - 8/30/13
    t always the case Although Fiesta dates back to 1712 Zozobra was only created in 1926 by artist inventor Will Shuster Shus as he was affectionately known was the life of the Santa Fe social scene and member of the local artist group Los Cinco Pintores He designed the enormous puppet and oversaw its construction for nearly four decades Zozobra s appearance has changed somewhat over the years even taking on the likeness of Hitler Mussolini and Emperor Hirohito during World War II In 1964 Shuster signed all the rights to Zozobra over to the Santa Fe Kiwanis Club The New Mexico Museum of Art owns several works by Will Shuster including the murals in the courtyard as well as a comprehensive archival collection If you want to learn more about the always entertaining Will Shuster and Zozobra read the book Will Shuster A Santa Fe Legend by Joseph Dispenza and Louise Turner Photograph of Will Shuster left in front of Zozobra head by Wyatt Davis taken September 2 1949 Will Shuster Papers New Mexico Museum of Art Library and Archives see all blog posts Exhibitions Current Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions Online Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Visit Hours and Admission Events Locations

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/cypher-space/zozobra.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - The Baumann Marionettes Go 3D!, Continued – 5/24/2013
    only upright walking creatures need apply Anything shiny also confused the software The arms and legs needed to be held away from the body in a spread eagle fashion in order for first the camera to see the marionette s sides and then for software to recreate them Using those criteria the Museum staff picked five marionettes we thought would represent Baumann s wide range of marionettes Lord Leffinghoop 1994 16 7 Nambe Nell 1994 16 13 Pecos Bill 1994 16 15 Rooster 1994 56 23 and Gus 2001 19 1 a self portrait Nambe Nell proved to be a darling to shoot The camera and software just fell in love with her Rooster also proved easy to work with Pecos Bill was a little bit more difficult but nothing a little tweaking couldn t handle The lighting and camera settings were identical for all the marionettes but Lord Leffinghoop the bad guy in the original plays and Gus just didn t want to cooperate Nothing the photographer did would make their images come out correctly It required extensive post production clean up on the part of Daniela de Angeli Highlands University graduate student in order for the files to be fit for participation in the next phase of the project She was never able to create a usable 3D model which was easily exportable Gus and Lord Leffinghoop were stubborn and uncooperative to the end We were never able to identify the variables that threw off the software It was amazing to see the general effortlessness it took to changes the poses of the marionettes Gustave Baumann was a true craftsman when it came to their construction with a well thought out plan of how that character should move and act Pull this string and their arm gracefully gestured

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/cypher-space/the-baumann-marionettes-go-3d-continued-5242013.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - New library catalog - 5/10/13
    catalog 5 10 13 Share Cypher Space New library catalog 5 10 13 The New Mexico Museum of Art Library has a new online catalog for looking up materials that the library currently holds We are part of a group of libraries in New Mexico sharing the catalog called SALSA This way you can simultaneously search our collections and those of other libraries if you choose The new SALSA has several enhanced features such as online tips for how to search or browse the catalog the ability to search for materials by format such as DVD manuscript or periodical and suggested search terms that automatically come up when you type something in the search box Although everything that the Library owns is not currently listed in the catalog we are constantly adding more information If you have any questions about the catalog please feel free to ask the Librarian Rebecca Potance see all blog posts Exhibitions Current Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions Online Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Visit Hours and Admission Events Locations Transportation Group Visits Tours Collections Searchable Art Museum Library Archives Learn Education Support Multimedia Blog Rent the space About History The Building The Governor s Gallery Get Involved Donate to

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/cypher-space/new-library-catalog-51013.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Ralph Emerson Twitchell Award - 3/26/13
    or significant contribution by individuals or organizations to the creative arts as related to New Mexico history This is the second time Joseph Traugott has won this award for his insightful and well researched writing He received the 2008 Ralph Emerson Twitchell award for his book The Art of New Mexico How the West is One Joseph Traugott will be honored at the awards banquet held at the annual meeting

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/cypher-space/ralph-emerson-twitchell-award.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - The Baumann Marionettes Go 3D! - 2/27/13
    Baumann Share Their World and an exhibit Pulling Strings the Marionettes and Art of Gustave Baumann 1 30 2009 5 10 2009 focused just on this one aspect of Baumann s prolific career Every year hundreds of people pack themselves into St Francis Auditorium for two Christmas shows featuring replicas of the Baumann marionettes The originals are just too fragile to withstand handling or performances The New Mexico Museum of Art was recently contacted by Miriam Langer Associate Professor of Media Arts about creating a partnership with the Department of Media Technology at Highlands University They proposed creating a three dimensional model of the Gustave Baumann marionettes Highland University programming students would then use Kinect think Wii or Xbox to allow visitors to virtually manipulate the marionettes with hand gestures in an interactive museum experience For the first time in decades visitors would be allowed to operate the puppets and to see them in the round albeit digitally Over a hundred photographs will be taken of each marionette In the first round about six puppets will undergo this process The programmers will then use those images to create the three dimensional model Elaborate lighting and hanging set ups are required in order to ensure an even and consistent look to each image If the lighting or marionette moves the computer won t be able to understand those images in relation to the others In addition to the interactive experience which can be offered to the museum visitor we ll also be offering the three dimensional models online as a part of the Museum s Searchable Art Museum Researchers and the curious will be able to twirl the marionettes around and view them from all sides They will no longer be restricted to viewing just one angle We just completed the

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/cypher-space/the-baumann-marionettes-go-3d.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - James Drake Video
    Video During the installation of Salon of a Thousand Souls James Drake created an original work of art in the museum gallery This video documents the process see all blog posts Exhibitions Current Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions Online Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Visit Hours and Admission Events Locations Transportation Group Visits Tours Collections Searchable Art Museum Library Archives Learn Education Support Multimedia Blog Rent the space About History The Building The Governor

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/cypher-space/james-drake-video.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - James Drake Time Lapse Video
    Lapse Video During the installation of Salon of a Thousand Souls James Drake created an original work of art in the museum gallery This time lapse video documents the process see all blog posts Exhibitions Current Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions Online Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Visit Hours and Admission Events Locations Transportation Group Visits Tours Collections Searchable Art Museum Library Archives Learn Education Support Multimedia Blog Rent the space About History The

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/cypher-space/james-drake-time-lapse-video.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - About Love
    About Love Gay Block lecture at NM Museum of Art Share Cypher Space About Love vimeo com 35662394 see all blog posts Exhibitions Current Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions Online Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Visit Hours and Admission Events Locations Transportation Group Visits Tours Collections Searchable Art Museum Library Archives Learn Education Support Multimedia Blog Rent the space About History The Building The Governor s Gallery Get Involved Donate to Collections Volunteer Shop

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/cypher-space/about-love1.html (2016-02-14)
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