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Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibits at the Museum of Art

Conversations in Painting, Early 20th Century to Post-War American Art
An exhibition centered around painting movements in 20th Century America, beginning with Robert Henri , Portrait of Dieguito Roybal, San Ildefonso Pueblo and ending with Agnes Martin, Untitled #6. Between those two benchmarks we explore the evolution of abstraction, federal support for art and artists during the Depression Era, the Transcendental Painting Group, Abstract Expressionism, Hard Edge Painting and Minimalism through paintings from the New Mexico Museum of Art collection. Juxtaposition is used to promote a dialogue both within and between these painting movements to encourage a more individual and intuitive appreciation of the individual paintings by the viewer. Artists included will be Robert Henri, John Sloan, Gene Kloss, Florence Pierce, Raymond Jonson, Frederick Hammersley, Agnes Martin, Han Hoffman and Mala Breuer.
October 29, 2016 through April 30, 2017
New Mexico Museum of Art

Be With Me, a Small Exhibition of Large Paintings
Centered around the experience of protracted looking at non-objective painting this exhibition features the works of artists Nick Aguayo, Harmony Hammond and John Zurier. All three artists produce compelling abstract works that utilize the physical and material qualities of paint as a means of subtle expression.
October 29, 2016 through April 30, 2017
New Mexico Museum of Art

Light Tight : New Work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern
Artists Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern investigate the basic materials of photography and subvert the idea of photographic representation and the commercialization of the medium. The title of the show refers to the need to keep light sensitive material covered up, or “light tight,” until it is ready to be used. 
March 25, 2017 through September 17, 2017
New Mexico Museum of Art

Cady Wells: Ruminations
The New Mexico Museum of Art, in partnership with The Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK, presents the dynamic and psychologically penetrating watercolor paintings of Cady Wells (1904-1954). This group of more than 25 works features Wells’ uniquely modernist interpretations of Southwestern landforms and cultural-religious traditions. Born to a traditional, well-to-do New England family, Wells settled in northern New Mexico beginning in 1932. There, his art took on the complex layering of a spirit inspired by music, calligraphy and stained glass, but traumatized by active WWII combat, sexual intolerance, and Atomic bomb experiments at Los Alamos, just 12 miles from where he lived and painted. Such mid-century influences marked his increasingly surrealist style with equal parts rapture and disquietude.
March 25, 2017 through September 17, 2017
New Mexico Museum of Art

Upcoming Exhibitions

Imagining New Mexico
opens April 8, 2017

Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum
opens May 27, 2017