Western Eyes: 20th Century Art Here and Now will explore regional developments of modernism including American realism, Indigenous Modernism and Native American Art, and Mexican Modernism. It will highlight Southwest Modernism, and Modernist sculpture, and display stylistic developments including Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Pop. This exhibition illustrates how the museum’s collection is representative of these significant art historical moments and how the modern artists of New Mexico have always engaged with significant trends on a national and international level.
Image: Raymond Jonson, Light, 1917, oil on canvas, 44 1/2 × 41 1/4 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of John Curtis Underwood, 1925 (292.23P). Photo by Blair Clark.