This year is a landmark year for many of New Mexico’s arts institutions, some of which are celebrating their centennials and other significant anniversaries.
Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery debuts at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe in summer 2022.
The New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary is set to become the Santa Fe Railyard’s newest and highest profile occupant.
M12 Studio’s multi-year collective projects show the complexities of rural places and open conversations about what connects us.
CONDER/dance collaborates with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin West in Arizona to present new works by innovative choreographers in the Southwest.
Spirit of the Land is a love letter to the Southern Nevada desert: a series of exhibitions opening in late March across three venues celebrates the East Mojave landscape.
In the heart of one of the nation’s most conservative states, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, led by Laura Hurtado and Jared Steffensen, brings groundbreaking contemporary art to the state.
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, renowned New Mexico-based poet, opens up about her personal poetry process and collaboration across artistic disciplines.
Houston creatives and artists discuss the influence of climate change on their individual practices and possibilities for creative responses to climate crisis.
Patricia Norby, the first Indigenous curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, talks about the representation of Indigenous art in institutional gallery spaces.
Devon Dikeou’s Mid-Career Smear in downtown Denver is a retrospective that examines "in-between" spaces with keen observation and irreverent humor.
Emerging choreographer Alexandra Honchell’s journey from company dancer to independent artist is reuniting her mind with her body.
A guide to arthouse film, festival one-offs, and screening series across the Southwest in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Dallas, Oklahoma City, and Denver.
A handful of DIY, artist-led endeavors in the Southwest demonstrate how artists don’t just DIY—they do it for and with each other.
Dallas artist Christian Cruz depicts the value of human interaction in a society taking inventory after so much loss and social reckoning.
Catherine Czacki, who is based in Portales, NM, finds radical healing in making her art—objects, sculptures, paintings, talismans, and wall hangings from a variety of different materials— and enjoys the subversive side of indulging in material.
From thermal surveillance imaging to maps of the dead to stories and visions of survival, the work at two imminent Santa Fe exhibitions invites you to come closer to some of the millions of humans who have lost, fled, or been chased from their homes and countries in the past three decades.
Nora Wendl applies diverse talents to equally diverse examinations of place, of being a woman moving through the world, and the “poetics of inhabiting things.” Her recent cycles of work examine the Farnsworth House in Illinois—an iconic glass and steel International-Style house.
The armillary sphere is a modern, artistic, and accurate interpretation of a historic scientific tool, located on the St. John’s College campus in Santa Fe.
An examination of what authenticity means for historic preservation in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“The intention of this work is to honor vulnerability, impermanence, and cycles of life on our planet,” c marquez says of their work, which includes two-dimensional pieces, sculpture, installation, and the results of a daily sketchbook practice.
Intensely thoughtful, Raphael Begay sees significance in objects and quotidian scenes and is able to begin a conversation with the viewer through his lens. With installations and discussions about his work, he adds a further dimension of storytelling that engages community...
Garcia, an Art Institute of Chicago–educated artist who moved to Santa Fe from his native Houston in 1987, developed a unique transfer procedure: he creates an image or pattern on paper that’s soaked in gum arabic and water, which is then hand pressed onto a painting surface.
Currently residing in Albuquerque where they are pursuing an MFA in photography, MK began the recent series The Pain Is Just an Annoyance Now as members of their family began to pass away and they witnessed the grief of their mother. These losses spurred an exploration of the complications of family relationships, as well as obscured histories through the physical remnants of the past that shore up the present—family photo albums.
Looking at Cedra Wood’s paintings feels a little like finding a secret door to enchanted lands. Wood understands a connection between the outer wild terrains and the inward ones. Her art celebrates both realms as essential and beautiful, linked by mythos. The worlds she depicts evoke something of the hero’s journey.