Bringing It All Back Home reveals that Patrick Kikut is an unsentimental explorer of the West, manifesting an intrepid curiosity and respect for the land through which he moves.
Celebrated Boulder-based performer Andrea Gibson, known for their spoken word poetry on topics ranging from gun reform to mental health, succeeds Bobby LeFebre as the tenth poet laureate of Colorado.
José Villalobos’s exhibition Fuertes y Firmas at Big Medium in Austin defiantly extracts beauty from brutality.
Bloomberg Public Art Challenge funding will help Phoenix and Salt Lake City address climate change, and Houston examine homelessness, through temporary public art that engages artists and community members.
Cey Adams, Album Cover Designer of Iconic Public Enemy Record, Receives the Retrospective Treatment in North Texas
The first Cey Adams retrospective displays more than four decades of the artist’s commercial collaborations with global brands and hip-hop visuals that include Public Enemy and Beastie Boys album covers.
Curated by Erin Joyce, the small-scale exhibition at ASU Art Museum posits big questions about art and craft, resistance and identity.
Paper Trails challenges the preconceived notions of contemporary art and engages in aesthetic and conceptual conversations. On view through December 23 at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art in Santa Fe. Paper Trails […]
Amanda Dannáe Romero and sheri crider discuss the Sanitary Tortilla Factory exhibition featuring the work of system-impacted youth and the role of art in creating social change in New Mexico.
Donna Zarbin-Byrne’s solo exhibition at Arts Fort Worth immerses viewers in fantastical representations of ecosystems from Texas and Hawai’i in the wake of climate crisis.
As Southwest art spaces such as Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum deal with art censorship allegations, national art censorship and art law experts weigh in on the broader issue.
Nani Chacon, Hand and Machine, and Working Classroom PAHTIA Mural Collaboration Celebrates Healing, Empowers Education
Nani Chacon, Hand and Machine, and Working Classroom student artists collaborated to create PAHTIA, an interactive, site-specific space for healing via art and technology at Albuquerque’s National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Tiny Tree, Kelly Lynn Jones’s second solo exhibition with The Pit in Palm Springs, celebrates the harmony of the natural world, bringing light and texture into focus.
Ben Aleck's exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art looks at thirty years of work by the artist and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe member who has witnessed key Native American political moments.
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith provokes conversations about Indigenous peoples and transforms the contemporary art canon with her long-overdue career retrospective.
MyLoan Dinh: Unsettled Provisions and Nancy Rivera: No Present to Remember open Friday, November 3, 2023, and run through January 14, 2024.
Grand County, Utah commissioners censored a quote by a historic Black cowboy about racial and class equality in a mural proposed by artist Chip Thomas.
Mythopoetica: Symbols and Stories at the Palm Springs Art Museum fuses past and present to imagine a future for the inland Southern California region.
Santa Fe-based Jenn Shapland, author of multi-award-winning My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, chats about the writing life and her new collection of essays, Thin Skin.
Anemoia brings together more than forty cast members in the exploration of places never traveled through imaginative movement. Experience the production November 17-19, 2023.
If the Sky Were Orange: Art in the Time of Climate Change looks at global warming with a right brain/left brain lineup of scientists, journalists, and artists.
Janna Ireland’s Spectral Photographs of Nevada Architecture Explore Paul R. Williams’s Expansive Footing in the Silver State
Paul R. Williams, the first Black architect to be licensed to work in the Western United States, is the subject of a multi-venue exhibition of photographs by artist Janna Ireland.
Roswell artist-in-residence Alex Boeschenstein takes inspiration from things seen in the skies in Visionary Rumor at the Roswell Museum.
The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University presents Coincidences, a multimedia project and contemporary movement experience exploring shared isolation.
Todd Dobbs’s captivating journey of AI-generated imagery and its complex relationship with human perception—packaged in a witty exploration of art and technology—challenges assumptions about the “typical American.”
Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts Unveils New Gallery in a Celebration that Commemorates Past, Present, and Future
The Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts, a Salt Lake City organization that promotes marginalized artists, aims to revitalize its mission with a new exhibition space centered on community-based programming.
Check out these Southwest art exhibitions for fall 2023, featuring the churning creativity of community, the crisis of climate change, and cowboys.
Rat Fink Museum, curiously located in rural and religious Utah, celebrates Ed "Big Daddy" Roth’s inventive style that continues to influence present-day contemporary art.
Thousands gathered for Zozobra 2023 in Santa Fe to stuff their sorrows into a fifty-foot puppet and watch the effigy burn to the ground.
Mi Gente: Manifestations of Community in the Southwest considers the complexities of a community shaped by colonization and migration. On view September 1, 2023–February 3, 2023, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.
Ellen Berkenblit’s exhibition In Motion at Tamarind Institute surveys the New York-based artist’s continuing collaboration with the renowned lithography workshop in Albuquerque.
Southwest artist residencies in California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming with deadlines between Fall 2023 and Winter 2024.
The New Mexico Museum of Art presents To Make, Unmake, and Make Again, an exhibition showcasing the life's work of the multi-faceted artist Rick Dillingham. The exhibition is on view October 7, 2023–June 16, 2024 in Santa Fe.
For arts communities in southern Colorado, a diminished presence of alternative newspapers like the Colorado Springs Indy means less coverage and support.
Exhibition by “Under-Understood” Louise Nevelson Reclaims the Late Artist’s Place in American Art History
The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury at the Amon Carter takes a fresh look at the influential artist through a historical lens, and argues that the world shaped her.
Photojournalist Russel Albert Daniels posits his family history as a bridge to larger investigations into Indigenous histories and the legacy of colonial violence and displacement in the American Southwest.