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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - The Museum's Collection
    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 Online Exhibitions The Museum s Collection The New Mexico Museum of Art opened in 1917 as a Contemporary Art Museum perhaps the first in the country Our collection is mainly 20th and 21st century American Southwest art with an emphasis on works made by artists who have worked lived or been influenced by travel through the region since the introduction of the railway around 1880 We also have an international comprehensive photography collection and works by major artists of other periods styles and locales The Slices of the Collection below are thematic selections by our curators designed to provide an overview of the Museum s collection of over 20 000 works of art For more in depth exploration of the collection spend some time with our Searchable Art Museum SAM Political Outlooks The art of New Mexico reflects political fights that have occurred between aesthetic perspectives and political issues that artists address through their work more Landscape Artists have long sought to capture the captivating light forms and spirit of the state s extraordinary landcape more Defining New Mexico Outsiders looking at native cultures native cultures proudly asserting their own points of view the expression of common ground in reaction to historical events the definitions of New Mexico are reflected in the Museum of Art collection more Famous New Mexico Artists Georgia O Keeffe Elliot Porter Gustave Baumann Fritz Scholder Maria Martinez Bruce Naumann and Luis Jiménez are just

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - How the West is One
    American Hispanic and European American artists which illustrate the changing aesthetic ideals that have evolved within southwestern art over the last 125 years The exhibition allows viewers to discover the one ness of New Mexico Art Unique unpredictable often contradictory unity developed from the interactions of the Native American Hispanic and mainstream American aesthetic traditions Ranging from tourist icons to internationally acclaimed art these prime objects exemplify the changing aesthetic paradigms of southwestern art Joseph Traugott Ph D Curator of Twentieth Century Art Indios Ray Martín Abeyta s dual portrait of an Indian from Asia and an Indian from the Americas puns on the geographic ambiguity of Christopher Columbus s erroneous discoveries in the Caribbean more Culture Rush Documenting Southwestern Life The completion of the transcontinental railway through New Mexico in the 1880s initiated a culture rush in the Southwest European American artists and anthropologists hurried to the region to observe Native groups and collect artifacts before they were influenced by mainstream American culture and disappeared more Who Benefits from the Wonderous New Museum The museum s radical Open Door exhibition policy attracted artists to New Mexico helped to make Santa Fe a cultural destination in the 1920s more Modernist Explosion The Open Door policy at the Museum of Fine Arts stimulated an artistic explosion following World War I more Aesthetic Conflicts Aesthetic differences within the Santa Fe Taos Art Movement encouraged the development of artistic fraternities more Rejecting Tourism The anthropologists intellectuals and modernist artists in Santa Fe decried the growing commercialization of New Mexico culture in the 1920s more Cultural Projects During the Great Depression A major decline in southwestern tourism began in 1929 after the stock market crashed and sparked a worldwide depression more Modernist Perspectives During the 1920s and 30s By the 1930s two groups of

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Art on the Edge 2010
    contemporary art at the Menil Collection in fall 2010 Prior to this appointment he was senior curator for 3 ½ years at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston CAMH more About the Juried Show Art on the Edge is a biennial juried exhibition organized by Friends of Contemporary Art Photography FOCA P The 2013 exhibition features 8 artists each represented with a developed body of work and each hailing from New

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Art on the Edge 2010
    in September 2009 Previously he served as chief curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston more About the Juried Show Art on the Edge is a biennial juried show organized by Friends of Contemporary Art FOCA This year s exhibition was guest curated by Nicholas Baume the director and chief curator of Public Art Fund in New York Baume considered up to twenty works by each of 116

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Alternative Spaces (with audio tour)
    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 2009 Alternative Spaces with audio tour On display Feb 20 2009 May 03 2009 Alternative Spaces is a mostly galleryless exhibition that presents contemporary installations in dialogue with the museum s historic architecture Eight New Mexico artists created works in the museum s architectural nooks and crannies and public spaces not typically used for the display of artwork including St Francis Auditorium the lobby and its fireplace stairwells and the façade Since 1917 when the Pueblo Revival building was constructed as the state art museum it has been celebrated as an architectural landmark One aim of installation art is to dissolve the barrier between viewer and art and Alternative Spaces invites contemporary artists to transform the visitor s experience of the museum s architectural features through the dynamic and unexpected juxtaposition of past and present The eight artists whose installations integrate with these spaces are Cathy Aten Ligia Bouton Madelin Coit Angela Elmendorf Joanne Lefrak John Tinker Jared Antonio Justo Trujillo and Colin Zaug Three additional works by Christy Hengst Tim Jag and Charles Simonds expand the show Beneath each image is an audio player for the audio tour segment for the piece click on the Forward button to enjoy Images from the Exhibition Constellation Colin Zaug Relative Stranger Madelin Coit Memorial Joanne Lefrak Dwelling for Imaginary Civilization of Little People Charles Simonds

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - 100 Years of the MNM
    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 Online Exhibitions 100 Years of the MNM 1909 The New Mexico territorial legislature passed the bill that established the MNM 1913 The Museum of New Mexico began to publish El Palacio 1917 Museum of Fine Arts was dedicated on November 25 1917 1935 State Monuments were placed under the administration of the Museum of New Mexico 1947 The Laboratory of Anthropology merged with the Museum of New Mexico 1953 The Museum of International Folk MOIFA opened to the public 1973 Fort Selden located near Las Cruces New Mexico is designated a state monument 1987 The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture MIAC opened

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art - Pulling Strings
    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 Online Exhibitions Pulling Strings The seven stages displayed in this exhibition relate to printed stories and scripts that the Baumann family gave to the museum Unfortunately not all of the scripts are complete and some of the stage materials related to the scripts did not survive From the evidence that remains Gus Ann and perhaps others continually rewrote the scripts and new scripts were created reusing some of the more popular characters and backdrops The stages presented therefore relate to the scripts and photographs that remain but are sometimes only approximate re creations of these story lines Additionally artist Ligia Bouton created a charming installation Waiting for Baumann in reaction to the Pulling Strings exhibit as her part of the Alternative Spaces exhibit Introduction to Pulling Strings Gustave Baumann 1881 1971 and his family emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1891 The Birthday of the Infanta Based on the famous painting Las Menina 1656 the stage presents the Infanta or Princess of Spain and her attendants Christmas on Giumbo Island This Christmas story is set in the South Seas on the imaginary Giumbo Island A Folk Legend of San Isidro San Isidro is a determined farmer who attempts to work his fields on a Sunday The Golden Dragon Mine Like an Old West melodrama The Golden Dragon Mine begins Indian Dances Some of the most spectacular marionettes are of Native Americans Saint Francis St Francis vision of Christ on a cross encourages the saint to continue his vows of

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  • Art on the Edge | 2008 Friends of Contemporary Art Juried Show | New Mexico Museum of Art

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