UNM Art Museum in Albuquerque presents an exhibition by Anila Quayyum Agha, a Pakistani American artist whose work is influenced by women’s social issues.
The new Cahokia PHX art space, located in the Roosevelt Row arts district in Phoenix, illuminates Indigenous arts and culture through social tech and creative collaborations.
Presa House Gallery in San Antonio, Texas focuses on Latinx artists across south Texas, the Rio Grande region, and Mexico—and skirts that whole "artists-must-make-sales" model.
Denver-based Mexican immigrant filmmaker Raúl O. Paz-Pastrana, director of a feature-length documentary about migrant labor at the Kentucky Derby, is one of few Southwest recipients of a Creative Capital Award.
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts acquired thirty-five works by Chiura Obata, a visionary whose imprisonment at the Topaz camp is among the nation’s most shameful episodes of racial injustice.
Military veterans' participation in a five-month workshop culminates in a public exhibition and catalogue at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver.
Mural artists in the Southwest find inspiration in popular culture, social justice issues, and their own cultural heritage. Here’s a look at ten artists and what makes their work unique.
In Salt Lake City, Utah, murals of individuals killed by police have become a community site of remembrance and activism.
A list of our most-read articles of 2021 ranges from a Joshua Tree field report to an exhibition review of printmaking works by José Guadalupe Posada.
In an off-limits, decommissioned tunnel at the Albuquerque International Sunport, nobody knows the origins of stunning mosaic artworks.
Gustavo Victor Goler and a team of master santeros conserve the devotional works of José Rafael Aragón at the San Antonio de Padua church in the New Mexico village of Cordova.
Joshua Concha, multimedia artist and poet from Taos Pueblo, plans to promote ideals of peace, unity, love, and community as Taos, New Mexico’s third poet laureate.
Exploring the history, work, and significance of the Black Theatre Troupe in Phoenix as the company marks its fiftieth season milestone—and considers making changes moving forward.
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung discusses her work and process on the occasion of her survey exhibition Comic Relief at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston.
Aldy Milliken, the new executive director of Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, discusses his career, what surprises him about Utah, and his passion for education.
The Binational Art Walk in Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora dispels the borderlands-as-monolith myth through creative expressions.
After almost four years of construction and renovations, the Martin Building, designed by Gio Ponti and built in 1971, and the Sie Welcome Center are ready to impress Denver Art Museum visitors.
Nature prevails through a young man’s dreams in Pink Narcissus and its way-making precursor, Fireworks, to be screened together at No Name Cinema’s November program officially announced today.
Justin Favela, Luis Tapia, and Rose B. Simpson are recipients of the inaugural Joan Mitchell Fellowship, which gives awardees unparalleled recognition and $60,000 in unrestricted funds.
The Bullfrog Biennial contrasts contemporary art with the landscape of the desert in rural Beatty, Nevada, about 120 miles from Las Vegas.
Desierto Mountain Time, a constellation of contemporary arts organizations in the Southwest United States and northern Mexico, launches an ambitious series of exhibitions, artist talks, and a podcast series.
Tucson galleries and museums are tackling an array of topics during the fall 2021 exhibition season, bringing together artists working in neon, sculpture, video, installation art, photography, and more.
Aaron Berger, the newly appointed executive director of the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, discusses his career, the city’s diversity embedded in the museum’s collection, and his passion for glassblowing.
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2021 returns with a full line-up of screenings, panels, and events.
Eleven young Phoenix artists explore personal trauma, marginalized communities, environmental degradation, and other markers of contemporary society at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
The 2021 Taos Fall Arts Festival and Taos Wool Festival support local artistic expression while upholding the town’s artistic legacy of gathered celebrations of the land and art.
During a long and dizzying tour of the new Meow Wolf in Denver, a local writer homes in on how the immersive experience conjures a Colorado vibe.
Ash Studios is a Dallas community art space inspiring art entrepreneurship and collaborations with the end goal of raising awareness for social justice issues and underrepresented artists.
Nevada Museum of Art’s Art + Environment Conference transitions to a virtual format with the potential to expand audiences and present more diverse perspectives on Land Art.
The Denver Selfie Museum is a pleasant, photogenic distraction during trying times.
Beauty Suppliers: How Merryn Omotayo Alaka and Sam Fresquez Explore Identity and Culture Through Hair
Arizona artists Merryn Omotayo Alaka and Sam Fresquez incorporate unconventional materials including synthetic hair to explore identity and culture at Phoenix’s Lisa Sette Gallery.
Mi’Jan Celie Tho-Biaz, a Santa Fe cultural worker and oral historian, holds a series of live talks this week that spotlight the distinct nature of BIPOC cultural work.
Ann Morton tackles divisive politics with The Violet Protest, a Phoenix Art Museum exhibition that, once deinstalled, will be mailed piecemeal to every member of the United States Congress.