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Exhibitions - Museum Foundation - Museum of New Mexico

Museum Foundation

Museum Foundation

Until Aug 16

Art on the Edge 2015

New Mexico Museum of Art

Return of the Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography juried exhibition. Artists from New Mexico and its adjoining states selected by Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. This year's artists are Will Clift, Danae Falliers, Chris Oatey, Sarah McKenzie, Kate Rivers, Ian Fisher and Jill Christian.

Until Aug 16

Material Matters : Selections from the Joann and Gifford Phillips Gift

New Mexico Museum of Art

Over a period of 35 years, Joann and Gifford Phillips gifted a series of paintings to the Museum of Art. These artworks represent two distinct locations with works created during eras of significant growth and change within their respective contemporary art scenes -- California from the 1950 -1980s and New Mexico from the 1980s. The Phillips’ generous gift included works by California artists Richard Diebenkorn, John McLaughlin, Edward Moses, Lee Mullican and Joe Goode as well as works by New Mexico based artists Emmi Whitehorse, Richard Hogan Eugene Newmann and Allan Graham.

Until Aug 16

Material Matters: Selections from the Joann and Gifford Phillips Gift

New Mexico Museum of Art

Material Matters: Selections from the Joann and Gifford Phillips Gift opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Friday, April 17, 2015 and runs through August 16, 2015. The twenty-eight works on view are artists working in California and New Mexico who took an experimental approach to abstraction through materials and process.

Until Sep 20

Colors of the Southwest

New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art is participating in the city’s 2015 “Summer of Color” celebration with the exhibition Colors of the Southwest. The exhibtion dates are March 6 – September 20, 2015. The exhibition will encompass an array of art created from the early 20th century to the present and will include paintings, photographs, prints, watercolors, and ceramics.

Sep 11, 2015 to Jan 17, 2016

Looking Forward Looking Back

New Mexico Museum of Art

This exhibition looks back at historic works by significant women artist from the Museum of Art Collection while looking forward at new projects by contemporary feminist artists. Artists in the exhibition include Eleanor Antin, Louise Bourgeois, Beatrice Wood, Angela Ellsworth and Ligia Bouton.

Oct 2, 2015 to Feb 21, 2016

An American Modernism - Painting and Photography

New Mexico Museum of Art

This exhibition explores how the medium of photography was instrumental in shaping Modernism in America, with prints, drawings, photographs, and paintings from the 1920s and 1930s. These works demonstrate the shifting conversation and the complexity of artists’ efforts to establish a recognizable American style in the early years of the twentieth century. While some believed it should be defined by the precision and dynamism of the machine age, others rejected industrialization and commercialism for the perceived authenticity of nature and rural life. The tensions between these motives and the struggle to find a distinctively American visual vocabulary emerge in this rich selection of more than fifty works of art. 

Feb 5, 2016 to Feb 28, 2016

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare

New Mexico Museum of Art

National tour from Folger Shakespeare Library in commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death.  New Mexico Museum of Art, recently named New Mexico’s host for the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare national tour, is pleased to announce that the First Folio will be on view to the public February 5-28, 2016.