May 21, 2023 - Apr 7, 2024
To Keep Them Warm: The Alaska Native Parka
Museum of International Folk Art

Parkas are complex expressions of Alaska Native cultures’ deep respect for the animals of land and sea. The harmonious marriage of beauty, function, and resourcefulness, parkas are a living tradition rooted in centuries of indigenous knowledge of material science and design. They also demonstrate the resilience of indigenous communities to thrive in the arctic environment. 

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Mar 12, 2023 - Mar 26, 2024
Between the Lines: Prison Art & Advocacy
Museum of International Folk Art

Through a combination of in-gallery objects and multimedia pieces, as well as public conversations and events held at the museum and in the community, this exhibition addresses themes of incarceration, social justice and prisoners’ rights, recidivism and transitional justice. Works featured in exhibition are drawn from the Museum’s extensive collection of prison art alongside recently acquired art - including pieces made during workshops at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in 2017, pieces purchased at the state Penitentiary’s bi-annual Inmate Craftsmanship and Trades Fair in 2019, and a mural created by at-risk-youth through a school-to-prison pipeline initiative https://www.sitesofconscience.org/en/2018/01/brown-v-board-to-ferguson-toolkit/  program between MOIFA and Santa Fe ¡YouthWorks! in 2018. The exhibition further explores strategies helping underserved populations so that they may avoid future incarceration and examine how the arts can be a catalyst for healing, rehabilitation, and change.

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Dec 11, 2022 - Jun 30, 2023
Cartoneria
Museum of International Folk Art
Mexican Papier-mâché art

Cartoneria, a type of Mexican papier-mâché art, arrived in Mexico in the 17th century.  The concept was brought to Mexico by Spanish priests who wished to decorate Mexican churches for holidays.  First created for religious significance, the cartoneria objects quickly gained popularity.  Over time, Mexican cartoneria continued to use much of the same simple materials of paste, cardboard, and tissue paper but evolved from strictly religious purposes into a diverse array of subjects -- toys and dolls, replicas of people and objects from popular culture, festival figures like the popular Judas cartoneria, Day of the Dead skeletons, and fantastical animals called alebrije.   

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Mar 12, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023
Western Eyes: 20th Century Art Here and Now
New Mexico Museum of Art

Exploring regional developments of modernism including American realism, Indigenous Modernism and Native American Art, and Mexican Modernism

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Feb 6, 2022 - Mar 12, 2023
Painted Reflections: Isomeric Design in Ancestral Pueblo Pottery
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Explore the designs painted on ancestral and contemporary Pueblo pottery by visiting Painted Reflections: Isomeric Design in Pueblo Pottery. Never before the subject of a museum exhibition, Painted Reflections offers new insights into the study of Pueblo art through an analysis of the visual structure of ceramic design.

 

*Gallup Black-on-White Bowl

 

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Jan 29, 2022 - May 22, 2022
Ansel Adams: Pure Photography
New Mexico Museum of Art

Ansel Adams: Pure Photography includes close-up nature studies, portraits, and views of architecture Adams made during this formative time. A small selection of later photographs, including two of his most iconic prints, Aspens, New Mexico and Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico. The artist’s hard work and ambition come to fruition in these later images, illustrating how his work of the 1930s developed into the mature style for which he is internationally celebrated.

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Jan 29, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022
Selections from the 20th Century Collection
New Mexico Museum of Art

After more than a century of collecting, the New Mexico Museum of Art has become home to some of the finest examples of Southwestern.  Art by the regions most beloved artists

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