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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Events
    s plays that illustrate their approach to Shakespeare s language WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24 Chasing the Santa Fe Ring Speaking of Traditions New Perspectives on Old Traditions 6 00 pm St Francis Auditorium 6 7pm free FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26 Music Event Greg Brown in Santa Fe 7 30 pm Southwest Roots Music presents singer songwriter Greg Brown in St Francis Auditorium Purchase tickets at http southwestrootsmusic org SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28 Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow 1 00 pm Santa Fe Shakespeare Society says goodbye to the Folio THURSDAY MARCH 3 FOCA P Member s Preview Alcoves 2016 5 00 pm Enjoy a sneak peek and join us for the launch of the 2016 series of Alcove shows Come celebrate the return of the New Mexico Museum of Art s popular series of Alcove shows the highlight the work of living artists from across the state and at all stages of their careers FOCA P RSVP 982 7799 ext 1 FRIDAY MARCH 4 through FRIDAY MAY 6 Music at the Museum 5 30 pm Free First Fridays from 5 30 7 30pm SATURDAY MARCH 5 Editing for Equality Art Feminism Wikipedia Edit a thon 11 00 am The museum will be one of several venues hosting an Art Feminism Wikipedia Edit a thon during the weekend of March 4 6th This is a social event to help contribute reliable unbiased information about women in the arts to one of the top websites in the world We will provide you with the training reference sources and WiFi 11 4pm in St Francis Auditorium SUNDAY MARCH 6 Poetry Out Loud State Championships in Poetry Recitation 1 00 pm State wide high school students recite poetry in a national competition WEDNESDAY MARCH 30 Rough Riders Theodore Roosevelt His Cowboy Regiment and the Immortal Charge Up

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Group Visits/Tours
    group in the email A confirmation will be sent to you within a week Schools and other groups may schedule a tour of the museum that is designed for them and that can include a docent guide There is no charge for school group visits to the museum including all chaperones Discounts are available for other groups of 10 or more Please remember that our tour guides are volunteers who come in to the museum specifically to guide your group If you need to cancel a tour just call 505 476 5075 Docent Tours for the General Public Tours are offered daily at 10 30 a m and 2 00 p m and include highlights of the building and current exhibitions Tours are free with admission Art Walking Tours The museum offers art walking tours of Santa Fe April November weather permitting Guided by one of our docents the tours highlight the art and architectural history of downtown Santa Fe Tours leave at 10 00 a m on Mondays from the museum gift shop steps From June August we also offer tours on Fridays at 10 00 a m Cost 10 per person children 18 and under free Proceeds support

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Collections
    permanent collection of art in person please contact the Collections Manager by phone at 505 476 5071 Appointments are required Please make an appointment at least two weeks in advance To expedite your visit please refer to and complete the appropriate form s listed below The forms are in Adobe PDF format and may be downloaded and returned to the Head of Registration and Collections Request for Access to Collections PDF RTF Conditions for Publication Reproduction PDF Conditions and Procedures for Out Loans PDF Photo Fee Schedule PDF Request to Order Reproduction Images PDF RTF Fax number 505 476 5076 Searchable Art Museum With over 20 000 works the core collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art is primarily art from the Southwest particularly New Mexico The Museum is the principal repository for art objects of all mediums that have a relationship to the state from the introduction of the railroad to the current period more Library The New Mexico Museum of Art has a non circulating research library dedicated to the study of New Mexico art Materials in the library include books about art New Mexico culture and museums exhibition catalogs from various art museums newspaper clippings about

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Archives
    permanent collection The collections consist of primary source material including correspondence typescripts reports photographs financial records scrapbooks diaries sketches press clippings audio and video recordings and printed ephemera Paper finding aids for most collections are available in the museum library A small number of detailed finding aids can be searched online through the Rocky Mountain Online Archive The folllowing finding aids can also be downloaded and searched for keywords using Control F Bernique Longley Collection Blumenschein Family Papers Cady Wells Collection Contemporaries Art Gallery Records Dasburg Family Papers Dorothy Dunn Collection Dorothy Newkirk Stewart Collection Dorothy Morang Papers Friends of Contemporary Art Museum Foundation Gallery A Taos Collection Governor s Gallery Collection Helenn Rumpel Collection Lucy Lippard Collection Marjory Hansen Collection Museum of New Mexico Photo Group Out West Exhibition Collection Paula Hocks Collection Porter Parsons Collection Rick Dillingham Collection Theodore Van Soelen Scrapbook Collection Thomas S Macaione Collection Victor Higgins Papers William Lumpkins Collection Researchers must make an appointment with the Librarian Rebecca Potance in order to access the archives For information about handling and reproduction of archival materials refer to the Use of the Library and Archives Collections Form Photocopies of materials are available upon approval of the

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Learn
    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 Education Support Exploring ways that art can support the curriculum of New Mexico education more Multimedia Listen to audio files or watch videos of gallery talks performances installation more Blog cypher space Behind the scenes stories curators perspectives artists quandaries and so forth more Exhibitions

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Education Support
    Additions to the Museum s Collection Baumann Christmas Plays A Santa Fe Tradition Juan 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 Education Support New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History Based on the NM Content Standards with Benchmarks images and text support the curriculum for New Mexico history and other social studies New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History is a journey through the New Mexico Museum of Art s rich collection of paintings prints sculptures and photographs bringing our state s artistic heritage to you the owners of these works students teachers families and art and history lovers We have selected images highlighting New Mexico s history and cultural traditions from pre Conquest to our present day 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

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Multimedia
    New Mexico Blog Share Learn Multimedia Hunting Gathering New Additions to the Museum s Collection Curator Carmen Vendelin walks viewers through the exhibition Hunting Gathering Baumann Christmas Plays A Santa Fe Tradition 12 9 2014 Martha Landry and Melissa Heiman discuss the tradition of the Baumann marionette performances in Santa Fe Juan Rosita and Warts 12 9 2014 Hear Juan Rosita and Warts marionettes come to life in this short film by SFCC Culture Pass Challenge Judy Chicago 6 12 14 Hear what Judy Chicago has to say about her new exhibition Local Color to KASA FOX Will Wilson event 8 17 13 Watch Will Wilson at work on his Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange project Linda Durham talk 5 10 13 In this lively and provocative talk Durham shares her reminiscences of the many New Mexico artists with whom she has worked over the years and her perspective on the ups and downs of the Santa Fe art market from the 1970s to today Saturday with Judy audio 7 7 12 Audio recording of event with Judy Chicago held in St Francis Auditorium in 2012 Audio Tour Courtyard Murals Audio Tour How the West Is One The Lowriders Portraits from

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Cypher Space
    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 in her work from the commonalities between the artistic and scientific definition of looking In her micros series Patten created 2 000 each one denoting a year crow quill and ink pieces that evolve from a single dot in space into referential patterns and movements Christine Taylor Patten Tangent 2 535A D T 2 2007 Crowquill Pelikan ink on Arches paper 9 3 4 x 10 7 8 inches Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art Purchase with funds from the Macquarie Group Foundation 2012 2012 26 2 Artists share with scientists a compulsion to know a deep longing for clarity and sense and communication We look at the same things with different eyes and fill in different parts of the vacuum describing the world from each perspective sometimes from the head and often from the heart or the soul Patten Chicago Woodman and Nagatani are but a few of the many artists who found inspiration in the scientific landscape of New Mexico However the artistic method as opposed to the scientific method is less defined and tends to include various modes and methods of discovery across disciplines and mediums in the act of creation Science has provided a rich tapestry of idea for artists to remix reimagine and re envision However is the relationship reciprocal in the 21st century specialized world of the sciences Mae Jemison an astronaut and dancer has spoken passionately about the need for scientists to enhance their education with the arts but is she is merely an outlier Perhaps taking a cue from Patten Johanna Kieniewicz writing for At the Interface Where Art and Science Meet challenged her scientific colleagues to think about how artists can help clarify and reshape scientific narratives In Why Scientists Should Care About Art she writes Artists examine problems from different angles and engage with information in a different way from scientists Some might see this as a deficiency and to be fair you wouldn t want to conduct science in an un scientific way However I would argue that particularly in the area of scientific visualization there is a great deal to be gained for scientists who engage with artists As the information age eclipses the atomic age in the early 21st century the scientific world finds itself awash in a data deluge Not only would significant increases in data creation be difficult to manage it would also prove challenging to communicate as data sets expanded from gigabytes to exabytes As a corollary national laboratories are turning to artists to help stimulate interactions and communication among scientists artists and general public Lindsay Olson Illuminated Book Beam Line from the series Art and the Quantum World DMC thread and collage on paper 30 x 22 In 2014 Fermilab launched the laboratory s artist in residence program This unique opportunity allows an artist to work on site at the lab and interact with scientists and researchers in their own labs Lindsay Olson the lab s first artist in residence collaborated with physicists Don Lincoln in creating Art and the Quantum World a visualization of the subatomic realm of quarks and leptons Needless to say the scientific community took notice A piece would appear in Scientific American that same year entitled What s an Artist Doing at Fermi Lab When I showed the article to my wife she replied What s an artist NOT doing at Los Alamos National Laboratory I concurred Yet as we reflect on our experience in our new city and its proximity to and influence from the scientific enterprise that surrounds it we agree that calling Santa Fe home is a residency in and of itself one that incorporates the creativity inherent in both the arts and sciences Part Five Not Just a Walk in the Park Poetry and Politics 1 15 2016 Today s blog post was written by Edward M Richstone Richstone is a retired school psychologist He has written articles on a variety of topics for civic organizations and city newspapers Central Park New York City 7 2 2009 Photo courtesy Christy Hengst In my previous blog the 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 lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger It works the same in any country Christy encourages the public to visit her website www christyhengst com Part Four Not Just a Walk in the Park Strategies for Showing and Techniques of Construction 1 1 2016 Today s blog post was written by Edward M Richstone Richstone is a retired school psychologist He has written articles on a variety of topics for civic organizations and city newspapers Tune Up Cafe Santa Fe 2 27 2009 Photo courtesy Christy Hengst In my previous blog a phone interview with Ms Hengst began with the genesis of Birds in the Park and how the artwork has engaged the public in various ways The remainder of the interview follows Ms Hengst must feel that all her hard work was well worth it Her Birds in the Park theme was launched back in 2008 Over time more than sixty landings occurred about half of them in Santa Fe where the project started Travel and lugging around all those birds with protective packing was never easy Christy always took along many more birds than she expected to display having to allow for breakage and needing flexibility in posing the birds as she made many of her decisions on location With individualized shapes gestures and designs each bird had to be placed in the right 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 dealt with the interaction between artist and public a growing international trend The symposium was named Evolving Intentions in Public Art This year a book with the same title was published by Axle Contemporary Press www axleart com It contains verbatim transcripts of the proceedings A few months ago Christy started another project exploring interaction with people She was displaying drawings of organic forms like trees and weeds in a private gallery in Santa Fe Christy set up a sign up list where the public could leave their phone numbers if they were interested in receiving a drawing as a gift Ms Hengst is still going through names on the list and having people come one by one to her studio to pick out a drawing Christy enjoy s taking money out of the equation and most of all meeting each person and seeing what image they are drawn to By not offering anything for sale Ms Hengst is treating the drawings like public art Part Three Not Just a Walk in the Park Genesis of Birds in the Park and Engaging the Public Today s blog post was written by Edward M Richstone Richstone is a retired school psychologist He has written articles on a variety of topics for civic organizations and city newspapers Peenemünde Historical and Technical Museum Peenemünde Germany 7 13 2010 Photo courtesy Christy Hengst In my previous blog I continued defining site specific art and provided two very different examples one of them similar to Christy Hengst s work by melding with its surroundings Ms Hengst kindly agreed to a phone interview She discussed the evolution of her work its purpose and methodology Christy s concern about war and peace evident in her art has deep roots During World War Two her father s home was demolished in a bombing raid when he was a child living in the German village of Peenemünde on the Baltic island of Usedom There Christy s paternal grandfather worked as an optical scientist on Wernher von Braun s German team developing the V 1 flying bomb and the V 2 rocket the first missile ever to reach outer space Many of these elite German scientists including Christy s grandfather later joined the U S space program after the war Christy points out that it was surely an ethical dilemma that many involved in weapons production must face to be able to provide for one s family using one s particular skills and education during wartime Slave laborers concentration camp inmates and prisoners of war 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 make She employed the element of surprise as a way to shake up the viewer s perspective about war and peace Beyond that Christy hoped to make her audience more observant of their environment maybe even more conscious of their own processes of perception V 1 bomb Peenemünde Historical and Technical Museum Peenemünde Germany 7 12 2010 Photo courtesy Christy Hengst To maximize her impact Christy added a dimension to her art engaging the public She dubs this borderline performance art which just lacks theatricality Christy s audience even when not aware of her presence felt free to take pictures of themselves with the art Even lying on the ground to do so At the same time Christy would introduce herself to individual viewers and encourage questions and comments All the while she was also guarding the fragile and very portable birds Wherever Christy s art appeared in places as diverse as New York City and the Galapagos Islands the exhibit elicited very favorable comments Emotional reactions ranged from delight to anguish Serious discussions with the artist herself about the causes of war and solutions for peace often ensued There was sometimes another form of public participation Early in the morning friends assisted with transporting unwrapping mounting while Christy directed the specific placement of the birds and around dusk collecting and re packing Part Two Not Just a Walk in the Park Site specific Art Today s blog post was written by Edward M Richstone Richstone is a retired school psychologist He has written articles on a variety of topics for civic organizations and city newspapers In my previous blog I described an encounter with Christy Hengst s birds suggested their symbolic purpose and began to define site specific and installation art which characterizes Ms Hengst s work Site specific art is sometimes constructed not just planned but improvised on site This is especially true when live performers are part of the showing or when the viewing public is encouraged to participate even something low key like posing for pictures with the artwork I vividly recall two examples of site specific art the first one achieving perfect harmony with its setting the second causing a sensation by giving the 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

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