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.
Artist Tigre Mashaal-Lively talks with Southwest Contemporary about the burning of The Solacii sculpture, which was destroyed in a suspected arson outside of Santa Fe’s form & concept gallery.
Artist Adriene Jenik puts a human face on the tragedy in Afghanistan with her Data Humanization Project, which examines the impacts of America’s militarized culture.
Southwestern universities—including Arizona State University, the University of New Mexico, the University of Colorado Boulder, and more—are working to increase equity, interdisciplinary study, and tangible career skills in graduate arts.
The Project Freeway program by DiverseWorks in Houston amplifies the arts in the fast-growing city’s overlooked neighborhoods. It also provides artist fellowships to social-change and community-based practitioners.
In an eastern New Mexico town known for Billy the Kid, the Art in Public Places program confronts complex and difficult histories, including the tragic Long Walk to Bosque Redondo.
As voting rights and the DACA immigration program took hits in Texas, Arizona artists Gloria Martinez-Granados and Joan Baron remain committed to John Lewis’s renowned call to make "good trouble."
Ghost Ranch Music Weekend celebrates pioneering and innovative women in the Abiquiú summer home and studio of wildly popular American painter Georgia O’Keeffe.
Known for its two-year Artist Residency program, RedLine Contemporary Art Center plays additional important roles in the Denver art scene, especially when it comes to grants and social activism.
The Madrid Film Festival, which screens at a circa-1920 baseball field, is another creative in-person offering in the curious Turquoise Trail town situated in New Mexico’s Ortiz Mountains.
The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, established in 1967, gives worldwide artists an entire year of rent-free creation, monthly stipends, support for artists with children, large spaces, and beautiful light in southeastern New Mexico.
From Land Art in Nevada to abstraction in Denver, from demons in Dallas to the legacy of Elaine Horwitch in Santa Fe: visit ten art exhibitions across the Southwest before summer ends.
Meow Wolf, a corporate outlier in the business of arts and entertainment, announced opening plans for Convergence Station in Denver, its third and largest permanent interactive exhibition to date.
Pandemic precautions, new arts leadership, and the growing footprint of developers leads to uncertainty for Tempe, Arizona artists, who wonder what’s next for the local arts scene.
The Abiquiú-based Some Serious Business residency makes space for freedom and connection. This summer’s diverse roster includes Elijah McKinnon, a BIPOC artist who showcases films on Friday at Beastly Books.
Danyelle Means, Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe’s first Indigenous executive director, and Louis Grachos, who returns to SITE Santa Fe as executive director, emphasize community collaboration and equity.
Jetsonorama’s Unsilenced installation at the Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center dismantles the settler-colonial narrative in the San Luis Valley and amplifies the history of Native enslavement in Southern Colorado.
Featuring divergent works in various mediums, The Stubborn Influence of Painting at BMoCA lets guest curator Kate Petley make the case for artists breaking free of preconceived notions.
The City of Albuquerque is taking heat for displaying artwork by a member of the New Mexico Proud Boys, an extremist group with white nationalist ideologies, in an open call exhibition.
Arizona Latinx artists M. Jenea Sanchez and Gabriela Muñoz collaborate to shift conversations about labor, identity, and gaze in Division of Labor at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications for $135 million in American Rescue Plan grants designed to help arts and cultural organizations recover from the pandemic.
Suzanne Bocanegra’s video installation Valley at the Blanton Museum in Austin casts eight famous women artists in a reenactment of Judy Garland’s wardrobe test for Valley of the Dolls.
Allison Glenn, curator of a Breonna Taylor exhibition, starts at the CAMH in Texas on August 1, stepping into a post previously held by the beloved curator Valerie Cassel Oliver.
The Santa Fe Art Auction honors the descendants of one of Edward S. Curtis's most famous photographs this weekend.
Arizona-based Indigenous, Latino, and queer poet Natalie Diaz earns 2021 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Postcolonial Love Poem.
Santa Fe-based 2021 Currents New Media Festival embraces COVID-19 protocols to produce a new hybrid program for remote and local audiences.
Arizona photographers Sama Alshaibi and Stephen Marc, 2021 Guggenheim fellows, discuss how the program will advance their work.
Levi Romero, the inaugural New Mexico poet laureate, and the newly created New Mexico State Library Poetry Center are accepting submissions for a poetry anthology through July 1, 2021.
The City of Scottsdale near Phoenix, Arizona is about to launch $27.3 million in Civic Center Mall renovations, with significant implications for local arts and culture.
The Denver Botanic Gardens’s $40-million Freyer-Newman Center, with its three art galleries, establishes itself as fertile ground for exhibitions.
The Tulsa race massacre is memorialized at Oxley Nature Center in Sarah Ahmad’s The American Dream, a Greenwood Art Project-sponsored installation featuring a replica of a refugee tent.