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Exhibitions - Museum Foundation - Museum of New Mexico

Museum Foundation

Museum Foundation

Until Apr 19

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

New Mexico Museum of Art

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 April 15, 2015.

Until Apr 19

North to South: Photographs by Edward Ranney

New Mexico Museum of Art

North to South: Photographs by Edward Ranney

On display Dec. 19, 2014 through April 19, 2015

A survey of remarkable images by this master of photography whose work ranges from the southern Andes of Peru to the Galisteo basin. A longtime New Mexico resident, Ranney has extensively explored the cultural landscape of ancient peoples as well as contemporary human interventions such as artist Charles Ross’ immense Star Axis project near Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Join us for a gallery talk by Santa Fe artist Edward Ranney, who will talk about his work as an artist and his efforts to photograph ancient habitations along the coastal Americas on Friday, March 6, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.

Until Apr 19

Tales from a Dark Room

New Mexico Museum of Art

On display Dec. 19, 2014 through April 19, 2015

Photographers used to spend much of their time in the dark, processing film and developing pictures. Many have come into the light by switching to digital image-making but the mystique of the darkroom lingers. This group exhibition is a tribute to the tools of the trade of wet-process, darkroom photography.

Join us for a gallery talk by Santa Fe artist Robert Stivers who will talk about his unique photograms made with his darkroom developing tray, Friday, February 6, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.

May 1 to Jul 26

Fire Season

New Mexico Museum of Art

The Southwest has become increasingly aware of  a season that begins around June with the unleashing of nature’s harsh and renewing forces: fire season. New Mexicans in particular are well acquainted with the apocalyptic plumes of smoke and sprinklings of ash that accompany this wildfire season. In this exhibition of more than a dozen photographs, artists respond to the fearsome and alluring element of fire, exploring its destructive, hypnotic, symbolic, and regenerative aspects. This group show of 15 photographs includes work by Jane Fulton Alt, Patricia Galagan, Philip Metcalf, and Larry Schwarm.

May 1 to Jul 26

Photo Lab cyanotypes and albumen prints

New Mexico Museum of Art

The Photo Lab features photographs from the collection made with two historic processes: cyanotypes and albumen prints. Both were popular in the nineteenth-century and examples are on view by early practitioners including Francis Frith, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Arthur Wesley Dow. These processes have been revived by contemporary artists -- such as Rita Dewitt, Betty Hahn, Robin Hill, Jennifer Schlesinger, Nancy Sutor, and Zoë Zimmerman – whose work is exhibited alongside the earlier masters. Find out about these colorful photographic process and check out a selection of historic cameras, a comment board, touch-screen videos, books, and more!

Apr 17 to 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.

Apr 17 to 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 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.