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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - El Santo
    Collection Finding a Contemporary Voice the Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA Con Cariño Artists Inspired by Lowriders Online Exhibitions Focus on Photography Alcove 12 0 The Museum s Collection How the West is One Art on the Edge 2013 Art on the Edge 2010 Alternative Spaces 100 Years of the MNM Pulling Strings Art on the Edge 2008 The Show IDEA Photographic Looking Back Interactions Past Exhibitions Past Exhibitions 2002 to 2008 Past Exhibitions 2009 Past Exhibitions 2010 Past Exhibitions 2011 Past Exhibitions 2012 Past Exhibitions 2013 Past Exhibitions 2014 Past Exhibitions 2015 Share Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Past Exhibitions 2002 to 2008 How the West is One Modernist Explosion El Santo El Santo 1919 Marsden Hartley 1877 1943 oil on canvas Anonymous gift from a friend of Southwest art 1919 In the aftermath of World War I modern artists like Marsden Hartley sought an ap proach to painting that could express an American aesthetic After attending Pueblo dances Hartley began to see these performances as America s original art forms Building on ideas pioneered by Natalie Curtis in The Indian s Book Hartley clarified his ideas about the aesthetics of Native American art and dance in a series of essays Published in Art and Archaeology El Palacio Dial and The Nation these articles influenced attitudes among the modern artists associated with the Santa Fe Taos Art Movement In the context of Hartley s belief in the aesthetic value of indigenous objects his painting El Santo takes on a progressive outlook Rather than interpreting this painting as a still life composed of studio curios El Santo presents these Native American and Hispanic objects as works of art that should be appreciated for their aesthetic value In short El Santo is an example of art about art Listen to audio

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/site/exhibitions/past/past-exhibitions-2008-to-2008/how-the-west-is-one/modernist-explosion/el-santo2.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Ancestral Spirits
    by Lowriders Online Exhibitions Focus on Photography Alcove 12 0 The Museum s Collection How the West is One Art on the Edge 2013 Art on the Edge 2010 Alternative Spaces 100 Years of the MNM Pulling Strings Art on the Edge 2008 The Show IDEA Photographic Looking Back Interactions Past Exhibitions Past Exhibitions 2002 to 2008 Past Exhibitions 2009 Past Exhibitions 2010 Past Exhibitions 2011 Past Exhibitions 2012 Past Exhibitions 2013 Past Exhibitions 2014 Past Exhibitions 2015 Share Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Past Exhibitions 2002 to 2008 How the West is One Modernist Explosion Ancestral Spirits Ancestral Spirits 1919 John Sloan 1871 1951 oil on canvas Gift of Dr Edgar Lee Hewett 1920 John Sloan s Ancestral Spirits captures his responses to the activity of a Pueblo dance In this painting ritual clowns seem to spill down the stairway leading from the rooftop entrance of a kiva a Pueblo ceremonial chamber Sloan blends these figures into a single mass of abstracted motion Earlier Southwestern paintings of ethnographic scenes and religious rituals centered on realistic descriptions of the events Modernist interpretations focused on abstract visual qualities color motion and rhythm Evocative highly personal and emotive responses to the New Mexico s

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/site/exhibitions/past/past-exhibitions-2008-to-2008/how-the-west-is-one/modernist-explosion/ancestral-spirits.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Jar with Avanyu
    Kiva New and IAIA Con Cariño Artists Inspired by Lowriders Online Exhibitions Focus on Photography Alcove 12 0 The Museum s Collection How the West is One Art on the Edge 2013 Art on the Edge 2010 Alternative Spaces 100 Years of the MNM Pulling Strings Art on the Edge 2008 The Show IDEA Photographic Looking Back Interactions Past Exhibitions Past Exhibitions 2002 to 2008 Past Exhibitions 2009 Past Exhibitions 2010 Past Exhibitions 2011 Past Exhibitions 2012 Past Exhibitions 2013 Past Exhibitions 2014 Past Exhibitions 2015 Share Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Past Exhibitions 2002 to 2008 How the West is One Modernist Explosion Jar with Avanyu Jar with Avanyu ca 1919 20 Maria Montoya Martinez c 1880s 1980 and Julian Martinez 1879 1943 clay Gift of the artists 1940 Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Laboratory of Anthropology 19414 Before 1910 future director of the museum Edgar Lee Hewett encouraged Maria Montoya Martinez from San Ildefonso Pueblo to revive arts that had been replaced by manufactured goods Hewett s Santa Fe Program as he called it sought to improve conditions in the community by reviving potterymaking and by encouraging the beginnings of the Pueblo watercolor painting movement Maria and her husband Julian invented a new style of Pueblo pottery in 1918 or 1919 Unlike their earlier polychrome pottery the new style created striking matte black and polished black imagery In this piece the avanyu or horned serpent was taken from a petroglyph near the pueblo At this time most anthropologists placed a premium on the arts of the past that they considered to be authentic and forcefully rejected innovation by Pueblo artists However the spirit of openness promoted by the modernist community of Santa Fe valued innovation and actively supported this form of it The museum exhibited the new work shortly

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/site/exhibitions/past/past-exhibitions-2008-to-2008/how-the-west-is-one/modernist-explosion/jar-with-avanyu1.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - A Strange Mixture of Barbarism
    Noggle Self Regard Artist Self Portraits from the Collection Finding a Contemporary Voice the Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA Con Cariño Artists Inspired by Lowriders Online Exhibitions Focus on Photography Alcove 12 0 The Museum s Collection How the West is One Art on the Edge 2013 Art on the Edge 2010 Alternative Spaces 100 Years of the MNM Pulling Strings Art on the Edge 2008 The Show IDEA Photographic Looking Back Interactions Past Exhibitions Past Exhibitions 2002 to 2008 Past Exhibitions 2009 Past Exhibitions 2010 Past Exhibitions 2011 Past Exhibitions 2012 Past Exhibitions 2013 Past Exhibitions 2014 Past Exhibitions 2015 Share Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Past Exhibitions 2002 to 2008 How the West is One Aesthetic Conflicts A Strange Mixture of Barbarism and Christianity A Strange Mixture of Barbarism and Christianity 1898 Ernest L Blumenschein 1874 1960 Halftone engraving From Ernest L Blumenschein San Geronimo The Pueblo Indian s Holiday Harper s Weekly Letterpress on paper New Mexico Museum of Art Archives Ernest Blumenschein and Bert Phillips discovered Taos in 1898 and made the village their artistic outpost in the West Harper s Weekly published San Geronimo the Pueblo Indian s Holiday Blumenschein s illustrated vignette of their painting trip in its December 10 1898 issue The magazine described Blumenschein s impressionistic images as a strange mix of barbarism and Christianity Despite Blumenschein s interest in finding new material his sketches looked as if they were done in France on an assignment to record the daily activities of the peasants of Brittany The cropping of images the posing of native peoples as well as the emphasis on the pre industrial chores anachronistic technology and Pueblo rituals presented the Indians of Taos Pueblo through a romantic European filter Listen to audio here A Strange Mixture of Barbarism Pueblo Girl

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/site/exhibitions/past/past-exhibitions-2008-to-2008/how-the-west-is-one/aesthetic-conflicts/strange-mixture.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Pueblo Girl (Evelyn, Taos),
    Portraits from the Collection Finding a Contemporary Voice the Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA Con Cariño Artists Inspired by Lowriders Online Exhibitions Focus on Photography Alcove 12 0 The Museum s Collection How the West is One Art on the Edge 2013 Art on the Edge 2010 Alternative Spaces 100 Years of the MNM Pulling Strings Art on the Edge 2008 The Show IDEA Photographic Looking Back Interactions Past Exhibitions Past Exhibitions 2002 to 2008 Past Exhibitions 2009 Past Exhibitions 2010 Past Exhibitions 2011 Past Exhibitions 2012 Past Exhibitions 2013 Past Exhibitions 2014 Past Exhibitions 2015 Share Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Past Exhibitions 2002 to 2008 How the West is One Aesthetic Conflicts Pueblo Girl Evelyn Taos Pueblo Girl Evelyn Taos 1919 Leon Gaspard 1882 1964 oil on canvas board Gift of Mr And Mrs J Carrington Woolley in memory of Isabelle Baker Woolley 2002 By the 1920s Taos attracted a large group of academic painters influenced by the Taos Society of Artists This expanding group of successful painters included Henry C Balink Nicolai Fechin and Leon Gaspard Gaspard s paintings present an impressionist style with loose brush strokes and slightly abstracted elements A Strange Mixture of Barbarism Pueblo

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/site/exhibitions/past/past-exhibitions-2008-to-2008/how-the-west-is-one/aesthetic-conflicts/pueblo-girl-evelyn-taos.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Our Washerwoman's Family
    Inspired by Lowriders Online Exhibitions Focus on Photography Alcove 12 0 The Museum s Collection How the West is One Art on the Edge 2013 Art on the Edge 2010 Alternative Spaces 100 Years of the MNM Pulling Strings Art on the Edge 2008 The Show IDEA Photographic Looking Back Interactions Past Exhibitions Past Exhibitions 2002 to 2008 Past Exhibitions 2009 Past Exhibitions 2010 Past Exhibitions 2011 Past Exhibitions 2012 Past Exhibitions 2013 Past Exhibitions 2014 Past Exhibitions 2015 Share Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Past Exhibitions 2002 to 2008 How the West is One Aesthetic Conflicts Our Washerwoman s Family Our Washerwoman s Family ca 1918 Bert Geer Phillips 1868 1956 oil on canvas Gift of Governor and Mrs Arthur Seligman before 1930 As a founder of the Taos Society of Artists Bert Phillips helped define the genre of Taos Painting As a result of their promotional efforts the members of the Taos Society of Artists successfully made their representational paintings synonymous with the art of New Mexico not just the art of Taos At first Bert Phillips painting appears as a charming scene but Our Washerwoman s Family also alludes to the growing economic and social tensions between the region

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/site/exhibitions/past/past-exhibitions-2008-to-2008/how-the-west-is-one/aesthetic-conflicts/our-washerwomans-family.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - My Children
    May Share Building the Museum of Art Quinceañera Our Story Our Future Governor s Gallery Upcoming Exhibitions Assumed Identities Photographs by Anne Noggle Self Regard Artist Self Portraits from the Collection Finding a Contemporary Voice the Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA Con Cariño Artists Inspired by Lowriders Online Exhibitions Focus on Photography Alcove 12 0 The Museum s Collection How the West is One Art on the Edge 2013 Art on the Edge 2010 Alternative Spaces 100 Years of the MNM Pulling Strings Art on the Edge 2008 The Show IDEA Photographic Looking Back Interactions Past Exhibitions Past Exhibitions 2002 to 2008 Past Exhibitions 2009 Past Exhibitions 2010 Past Exhibitions 2011 Past Exhibitions 2012 Past Exhibitions 2013 Past Exhibitions 2014 Past Exhibitions 2015 Share Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Past Exhibitions 2002 to 2008 How the West is One Aesthetic Conflicts My Children My Children 1920 W Herbert Dunton American 1878 1936 oil on canvas 50 x 60 in Gift of a friend 1927 351 23P A Strange Mixture of Barbarism Pueblo Girl Evelyn Taos Our Washerwoman s Family The Springtime Rainbow My Children Dance at Taos Earth Rhythms No 2 Frijoles Canyon New Mexican Peak Exhibitions Current Exhibitions Upcoming

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/site/exhibitions/past/past-exhibitions-2008-to-2008/how-the-west-is-one/aesthetic-conflicts/my-children.html (2016-02-14)
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - The Springtime Rainbow
    Our Future Governor s Gallery Upcoming Exhibitions Assumed Identities Photographs by Anne Noggle Self Regard Artist Self Portraits from the Collection Finding a Contemporary Voice the Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA Con Cariño Artists Inspired by Lowriders Online Exhibitions Focus on Photography Alcove 12 0 The Museum s Collection How the West is One Art on the Edge 2013 Art on the Edge 2010 Alternative Spaces 100 Years of the MNM Pulling Strings Art on the Edge 2008 The Show IDEA Photographic Looking Back Interactions Past Exhibitions Past Exhibitions 2002 to 2008 Past Exhibitions 2009 Past Exhibitions 2010 Past Exhibitions 2011 Past Exhibitions 2012 Past Exhibitions 2013 Past Exhibitions 2014 Past Exhibitions 2015 Share Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Past Exhibitions 2002 to 2008 How the West is One Aesthetic Conflicts The Springtime Rainbow The Springtime Rainbow 1923 Jozef G Bakos 1891 1977 oil on canvas Gift of the artist in honor of Theresa Bakos 1974 In the aftermath of World War I many young artists came to New Mexico searching for new subjects and environments In 1921 Jozef Bakos Fremont Ellis Walter Mruk Willard Nash and Will Shuster presented a successful exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts They quickly formed a loose fraternity within the Santa Fe Taos Art Movement called Los Cinco Pintores or The Five Painters Bakos was the most adventuresome painter in the group as demonstrated by his 1923 painting The Springtime Rainbow The five presented themselves as radical artists but their work quickly settled into more conventional forms of reprsentation Before the group dissolved around 1926 the five became known as much for their bohemian antics as for their art A Strange Mixture of Barbarism Pueblo Girl Evelyn Taos Our Washerwoman s Family The Springtime Rainbow My Children Dance at Taos Earth Rhythms No

    Original URL path: http://www.nmartmuseum.org/site/exhibitions/past/past-exhibitions-2008-to-2008/how-the-west-is-one/aesthetic-conflicts/the-springtime-rainbow.html (2016-02-14)
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