Carved & Cast: 20th Century New Mexican Sculpture
Carved & Cast presents a survey of traditional sculptural media, genres, and styles that New Mexican artists utilized over the last century and highlights the various ways sculpture engages with the cultural, social, and aesthetic concerns of the Southwest. This exhibition serves as a broad, yet modest, survey of 20th century sculpture in the region spotlighting significant sculptors who are well represented in the Museum of Art collection. The work of Patrocinio Barela, Agnes C. Sims, Eugenie Shonnard, Fritz Scholder, and Una Hanbury is highlighted in the alcoves with the rest of the gallery exploring significant themes in 20th century sculpture such as portrait busts, animals, abstraction and modern takes on traditional themes.
Bringing the outside in, this exhibition will move beyond the boundaries of the gallery and include a new interpretive program the museum’s sculpture gardens.