Eco art is attracting a new generation of artists, but when working with the land, there’s a way to do it right and a way to do it wrong.
Building Man, an annual, week-long desert rave and art festival in Green River, Utah, celebrates artists who work with found and reclaimed materials.
JD Pluecker explores the artworks of five artists in the exhibition Soy de Tejas, looking at issues of home and belonging in Texas.
The Ucross Residency Program near Sheridan, Wyoming, supports artists in an obligation-free program on a working ranch that’s all about creativity, bonding, good eating, and resting.
Rough Gems, a curatorial fellowship at Denver’s Union Hall, provides funding and gallery space for emerging local curators.
P. Antonio Márquez's guide to the good old dives of Nuevo México includes Albuquerque Press Club, The Matador in Santa Fe, Saints and Sinners in Española, and more.
“Great” Salt Lake No More: How Utah’s Worsening Drought is Inspiring Artistic Reflection and Activism
The depletion of Utah’s Great Salt Lake is a symbol of the state’s worsening water crisis and has, throughout the past few years, inspired a diverse array of artistic responses.
All Things Visible: Author Lydia Millet on the Sonoran Desert, Strange Morphologies, and Small Acts of Courage
Tucson-based author Lydia Millet reflects on themes of climate change, place, and privilege in her new book Dinosaurs.
Writer and artist JD Pluecker writes about the Artpace exhibition of María José Crespo and their joint trip to the border to do artistic research around Del Rio, Texas.
The decline of the Colorado River through drought and other factors has prompted artists to call attention to this event. Does art have the power, though, to mitigate the crisis?
The Internal Place: The Call of New Mexico in the Works of Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Patrick Nagatani, Lucy Raven, and Richard Tuttle
Artists Patrick Nagatani, Richard Tuttle, Esteban Cabeza de Baca, and Lucy Raven attest to the nature of the poetics of place through artworks centered on the New Mexican landscape.
Trey Burns of Sweet Pass Sculpture Park explores the manufactured landscape of North Texas and its echo natures.
Of Mushroom Clouds and Yellow Dirt: Southwest Artists Reflect on Devastation and Hope Through Anti-nuclear Art
Artists across the Southwest reflect on the region's nuclear history and its fallout in their anti-nuclear artworks.
Critical Mass: MASS Design Group’s International Humanitarian Architecture Starts with Immersion in the Local
Sustainable Native Communities Design Lab in Santa Fe, an arm of the international human justice architectural firm MASS Design Group, recasts architecture and design in the Southwest.
A survey of Utah’s public monuments and architecture reveals devotion to the LDS faith, but various prominent examples of resistance to this narrative abound.
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.