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Work in Progress: Folk Artists on Immigration -- Exhibition Lab

Mar 10, 2014 - Jun 1, 2014
Work in Progress: Folk Artists on Immigration -- Exhibition Lab
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Museum invites public to shape immigration exhibit

Work in Progress: Folk Artists on Immigration is the prototype for the exhibition lab, preceeding the “official”  exhibition opening with a convening of international and local folk artists at MOIFA, in conjunction with the International Folk Art Market| Santa Fe,  July 2014.

 


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Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan

Jun 9, 2013 - Jul 27, 2014
Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Taking flight this summer at the Museum of International Folk Art is Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan, an exhibition of more than 200 Japanese kites. The exhibition opened June 9, 2013 and runs through July 27, 2014!



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Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014

Jun 6, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Marking both her seventy-fifth birthday and three decades of living and working in New Mexico, Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014 opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art June 6, 2014 and runs through October 12, 2014.

The exhibition will focus on both large-scale public projects and smaller-scale personal artworks and will be among the first to focus on recent works by Judy Chicago.


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Donald Woodman: Transformed by New Mexico

Feb 23, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Donald Woodman: Transformed by New Mexico
New Mexico History Museum

Beginning with his early years working as a research photographer at the Sacramento Peak Solar Observatory in southern New Mexico, photographer Donald Woodman honed his photographic vision first through stars and clouds and then through sandy soil, majestic peaks and his own interior life. Donald Woodman: Transformed by New Mexico explores that journey through a series of photographs on exhibit February 23 through October 12, 2014, in the New Mexico History Museum’s Mezzanine Gallery.

Transformed by New Mexico is one of the commemorations of the History Museum’s fifth anniversary, a yearlong series of exhibits and events celebrating all the museum has accomplished since its opening in May 2009.


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Spotlight on Gustave Baumann

Feb 1, 2014 - Dec 30, 2014
Spotlight on Gustave Baumann
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Gustave Baumann is one of New Mexico’s most treasured artists, known widely for his woodblock prints of Southwestern landscapes and traditions.

The New Mexico Museum of Art has a comprehensive collection of Gustave Baumann’s work which includes prints, drawings, paintings, studies, furniture, and the eclectic menagerie of marionettes used to entertain generations of New Mexicans both young and old. Spotlight on Gustave Baumann opens February 1, 2014.


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New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History

Feb 1, 2014 - Dec 30, 2014
New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Artists as diverse as E. Irving Couse, Joseph Henry Sharp, T.C. Cannon, Agnes Martin, Maria Martinez and Georgia O’Keeffe share the museum’s Clarke Gallery for New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History. This exhibition, culled from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection, tells the many stories which make up New Mexico through the eyes of some of this state’s most respected artists. The exhibition opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on February 1, 2014.


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Feb 16, 2014 - Jan 5, 2015
Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

More than 50 images from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives  - along with contemporary images by Native photographers - document the changing perceptions of Native peoples over a span of almost 100 years.


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BRASIL & ARTE POPULAR

Nov 17, 2013 - Jan 5, 2015
BRASIL & ARTE POPULAR
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A fascinating range of unique and vibrant folk traditions are presented in BRASIL & ARTE POPULAR, an exhibition opening Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the Museum of International Folk Art. The exhibition runs through January 5, 2015.

This show will feature over 300 pieces from the museum’s rich Brazilian collection: woodblock prints, colorful ceramic and wood folk sculptures, toys and puppets, religious art, festival costumes, and more.


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Toys and Games: A New Mexico Childhood

May 25, 2014 - Feb 1, 2015
Toys and Games: A New Mexico Childhood
New Mexico History Museum

Museums often focus on how we worked, how we fought, the businesses we built, and the challenges we overcame – the adult side of life. But before we became hard workers, everyone was a child, and every child shaped his or her play-world with toys. From the home-made or passed down to those bought new, toys deeply impact how we fill our childhood worlds. The History Museum collections contain a range of examples of how we played, and in observance of our fifth anniversary, we’ll display some of the most exquisite pieces in an installation in our front window. Toys and Games: A New Mexico Childhood presents an interactive question to our visitors: What did you get for your fifth birthday?


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Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico

Apr 6, 2014 - Feb 15, 2015
Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

One of the most far-reaching exhibits of New Mexico animal wood carvings, Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico, debuts at the Museum of International Folk Art on April 6, 2014 with 107 artworks made by such masters as Felipe Archuleta, Patrociñio Barela, and José Dolores López. The exhibition runs through February 15, 2015.


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FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY YEAR-LONG CYCLE OPENS IN MARCH WITH THREE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS AT NM MUSEUM OF ART

Mar 7, 2014 - Mar 14, 2015
FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY YEAR-LONG CYCLE OPENS IN MARCH WITH THREE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS AT NM MUSEUM OF ART
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Focus on Photography is a year-long series of exhibitions opening March 7, 2014 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Three simultaneous exhibitions kick off the series: the solo show Beneath our Feet: Photographs by Joan Myers; the group show of landscape photographs titled Grounded; and the Photo Lab, an evolving interactive space exploring photographic processes and ideas.

Focus on Photography is a year-long series running March 7, 2014 until March 15, 2015.


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Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World

Jun 29, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World
New Mexico History Museum

A 1960s’ ecclesiastical wave of urban renewal inspired mission churches throughout the Americas to undergo renovations and, all too often, cast off centuries-old artwork. John Collier, a cultural attaché to Bolivia, and his wife, Nina Perera Collier, began purchasing and obtaining pieces that eventually formed the backbone of the International Institute of Iberian Colonial Art, once based at their Los Luceros estate in northern New Mexico. In 2005, with the promised construction of spacious galleries and a state-of-the-art collections vault at the New Mexico History Museum, the Institute donated 70 paintings and three sculptures. When Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World opens on June 29, 35 of these 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces will share one exhibition space for the first time ever.

Painting the Divine includes works from Spain’s three colonial capitals: Peru, Mexico and New Mexico. Together, they reveal how faith sustained Spanish colonists in harsh and remote frontiers and how their religious art evolved in those places.


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Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography

Apr 27, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography
New Mexico History Museum

In an age when every cell phone can take a respectable picture, cameras as low-tech as an oatmeal box still beguile a legion of practitioners, both artistic and documentarian. With roots in the ancient discovery of the camera obscura, pinhole photography has enchanted artists from the 1880s through today. Opening April 27 (through March 29, 2015), Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography, in the Herzstein Gallery of the New Mexico History Museum, explores a historical art form that exemplifies thoroughly contemporary ideals: Do-it-yourself handmade technology with a dash of steampunk style.

Nearly 225 photographs and 40 cameras show how a light-tight box pierced by a hole and holding a piece of old-school film can reveal alternate versions of reality. At heart, photography is a method of capturing the way that light plays upon objects, the seen and the unseen—a visual form of poetry that extends beyond a literal representation whenever pinhole cameras are involved.


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Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest

Sep 29, 2013 - Sep 8, 2015
Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A celebration of sight, sound, and activity for visitors of all ages, Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest, opens Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Over 100 objects relating to Southwestern Native dance and music will be featured, including a flute made by Grammy award-winning artist Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo.

Collectively used for indigenous ritual performance, the drums, flutes, rasps, rattles, and clothing featured in the exhibition convey a richly layered message. Music, too, is integral to the ceremony—it is more than accompaniment for the dancers; each song is a prayer providing a pathway to the here and now and to the worlds beyond.

The opening on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. will feature performances, demonstrations, hands-on activities for the entire family, and refreshments provided by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico.


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Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning

Apr 13, 2014 - May 2, 2016
Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning, opening April 13, 2014 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, highlights the Museum’s extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry and presents all aspects of the stone, from geology, mining and history, to questions of authenticity and value.

People in the Southwest have used turquoise for jewelry and ceremonial purposes and traded valuable stones both within and outside the region for over a thousand years. Turquoise, Water, Sky presents hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrating how the stone was used and its deep significance to the people of the region. This comprehensive consideration of the stone runs through May 2, 2016.

 


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The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery

Long Term Exhibition
The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

The Buchsbaum Gallery features each of the Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona in a selection of pieces that represent the development of a community tradition. In addition, a changing area of the gallery, entitled Traditions Today highlights the evolving contemporary traditions of the ancient art of pottery making.
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Here, Now and Always

Long Term Exhibition
Here, Now and Always
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Here, Now, and Always is a major exhibition based on eight years of collaboration among Native American elders, artists, scholars, teachers, writers and museum professionals. Voices of fifty Native Americans guide visitors through the Southwest's indigenous communities and their challenging landscapes. More than 1,300 artifacts from the Museum's collections are displayed accompanied by poetry, story, song and scholarly discussion.
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Segesser Hide Paintings

Long Term Exhibition
Segesser Hide Paintings
New Mexico History Museum

Though the source of the Segesser Hide Paintings is obscure, their significance cannot be clearer: the hides are rare examples of the earliest known depictions of colonial life in the United States. Moreover, the tanned and smoothed hides carry the very faces of men whose descendants live in New Mexico today...
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Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time

Long Term Exhibition
Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The archaeological and historic roots of America’s oldest capital city

Now 400 years old, Santa Fe was once an infant city on the remote frontier.  Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time, on long-term exhibit in the Palace of the Governors, explores the archaeological evidence and historical documentation of the City Different before the Spanish arrived, as well as at the settling of the first colony in San Gabriel del Yungue, the founding of Santa Fe and its first 100 years as New Mexico’s first capital.

Co-curated by Josef Diaz of the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and Stephen Post of the DCA/Office of Archaeological Studies, Santa Fe Found collects more than 160 artifacts from four historic sites, along with maps, documents, household goods, weaponry and religious objects. Together, they tell the story of cultural encounters between early colonists and the Native Americans who had long called this place home.


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Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now

Long Term Exhibition
Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now, the main exhibition of the New Mexico History Museum, sweeps across more than 500 years of stories - from early Native inhabitants to today's residents - told through artifacts, films, photographs, computer interactives, oral histories and more. Together, they breath life into the people who made the American West: Native Americans, Spanish colonists, Mexican traders, Santa Fe Trail riders, fur trappers, outlaws, railroad men, scientists, hippies and artists.

 


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Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción

Long Term Exhibition
Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción
New Mexico History Museum

Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción contains bultos, retablos, and crucifijos dating from the late 1700s to 1900 which illustrate the distinctive tradition of santo making in New Mexico introduced by settlers from Mexico.
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Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

Long Term Exhibition
Multiple Visions: A Common Bond
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Alexander Girard Collection

"I believe we should preserve this evidence of the past, not as a pattern for sentimental imitation, but as nourishment for the creative spirit of the present."

- Alexander Girard


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