Russel Albert Daniels posits the photojournalist’s family history as a bridge to larger investigations into Indigenous histories and the legacy of colonial violence and displacement in the American Southwest.
Amy Ernst, who "tried to run away" from her art-making family legacy that includes Philipp, Max, and Jimmy Ernst, showcases abstract surrealist collages at Sedona City Hall.
Byron T. Seeley of Monk King Bird Pottery makes the most of his time making and selling art in a former uranium mine boomtown with a current population of twenty-two.
Kimball Art Center completes the year-long exhibition project Between Life and Land with the closing chapter entitled Crisis.
Groundswell at the Nasher Expands the Conversation Around Land Art to Include a Multiplicity of Perspectives
Groundswell: Women of Land Art features twelve artists—some names familiar, some fresh—all working concurrently yet in the shadow of their male Land Art counterparts.
The Rita Deanin Abbey Art Museum in Las Vegas, dedicated to the late artist, traces Abbey’s prolific but underappreciated career that remained cemented in Southern Nevada.
Hole N” The Rock—a 1930s excavated cave that honors Jesus Christ and Franklin Delano Roosevelt—is a feat of do-it-yourself architecture just off Highway 191 near Moab, Utah.
How Four 2023 Latinx Artist Fellows Are Working in the Southwest–And Where You Can See Their Artwork
The four Southwest-based winners of a 2023 Latinx Artist Fellowship—who each received $50,000 in unrestricted funds—include Margarita Cabrera, Verónica Gaona, Postcommodity, and Daisy Quezada Ureña.
Reno-Tahoe International Art Show Returns for its Second Year with Double the Footprint—and Big Ambitions
The Reno-Tahoe International Art Show returns for its second year and at double the scope, with big ambitions to position the region as a major cultural destination.
Horizons: Weaving Between the Lines with Diné Textiles Connects Native Artworks Past and Contemporary
Horizons at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture pairs historical and contemporary weaving with photography and other media to create connections across materials, time, and lands.
Justin Favela and Working Classroom serve up supersized sculptural food for thought on regional culinary and cultural heritages in Sandia Hot at Sanitary Tortilla Factory in Albuquerque.
Rafael Fajardo’s 8-bit video game diptych YOU MADE OUR REALITY INTO A GAME?!?! engages border issues by humanizing migrant characters with Rasquachismo, kawaii, and comic sensibilities.
The City of Mesa brusquely postponed every exhibition on the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s fall 2023 calendar. A major free speech organization, a civil rights group, and artists allege censorship.
Capturing glimpses of ancestors and extraterrestrials, Duhon James’ (Diné) work illustrates a moment in time with something both there and not there at the same time.
The La Flor Del Pueblo mural project in Phoenix will transform an Arizona Public Service utility substation into a canvas for telling diverse stories of the Grant Park neighborhood.
agriCULTURE: Art Inspired by the Land looks at the many intersections between art and agriculture, helping viewers create new connections to farms and farming in Boulder County, Colorado.
Alexis Rausch continues raising questions about mass responses to traumatic events and how her identity comes into play through the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition Nobody likes it here.
The process-oriented work of Brie Ruais—a Santa Fe-based artist who makes conceptual and gestural performance art for a new generation—recenters artmaking in the body.
Step into air-conditioned contemporary art bliss with our Southwest art guide for summer 2023 at these exhibitions in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.
A Greater Utah, a major survey at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, aims to be more representative of regional artmaking than the predecessor show, Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah.
Scorpio Palace, the creation of Lauren Zwicky and Michael Stone, invites visitors to experience community-focused hypnotic art and music while keeping alive the spirit of DIY creative incubator Rhinoceropolis.
Colorado Photographic Arts Center’s New Location Brings Welcome Changes to the Sixty-Year-Old Organization
Colorado Photographic Arts Center, considered a regional hub for the art of photography since 1963, recently moved into new and improved quarters in Denver's Golden Triangle cultural district.
Bruce Nauman: His Mark at SITE Santa Fe—Nauman’s first solo exhibition in New Mexico—features never-before-shown work by the internationally celebrated artist.
Pencil on Paper Gallery extends the line of Black-owned galleries that trace the foundational practices of accessibility, inclusivity, and representation among art spaces in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
La Trampa Gráfica Contemporánea in Mexico City and Familia Printshop in Dallas engage in a long tradition of Mexican printmaking. The two print shops also illustrate the power of collaboration.
At Denver Month of Video, Experience a Medley of Video Art, Exhibitions, Performance Art, and Untraditional Cinema
Denver Month of Video founders Jenna Maurice and Adán De La Garza present a diverse array of video arts throughout July 2023 at venues across the city.
Eric J. García’s Latest Community Mural and Video Game Allow Players to Interact with Colonial “Aliens”
Ogden Contemporary Arts’s second artist in residence Eric J. García invites us to scrutinize the principles upon which American history and identity are based in a dazzling and multifaceted artistic project.
Shane R. Hendren, a New Mexico-based artist, storyteller, and so much more, has won a $100,000 Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation Award in Craft, one of the nation’s largest awards in the discipline.
Leadership changes at the Arizona Commission on the Arts could impact how the state agency spends the $5 million allocated for arts and culture in Arizona’s 2024 budget.
Junk Drawer is an inclusive queer techno dance party in Denver featuring installations by local artists who bring together social-justice politics and joy.
People from MARS: The History of Movimiento Artistico del Rio Salado, a Phoenix-Based Chicano Artist Collective
Movimiento Artistico del Rio Salado, or MARS, a Phoenix-based artist collective, became an inclusive home for Chicano and Indigenous artists starting in the 1970s.
Arizona Biennial 2023, a six-month showcase at the Tucson Museum of Art, includes sixty-seven works by fifty-six artists selected by curator Taína Caragol.
Denver's public art collection boasts outstanding examples of monumental outdoor sculptures and includes works by Hebert Bayer, Sol LeWitt, Anthony Magar, Beverly Pepper, Bernar Venet, and more.
Arizona Artists Take Umbrage at a Proposed Development in Phoenix’s Already Gentrified Roosevelt Row
Chicago-based tequila and taco restaurant Federales wants to set up shop in downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row. Artists and arts leaders aren’t having it.
Moab Arts Reuse Residency program in Utah, which attracts worldwide artists to make pieces out of rubbish, challenges the concept of detritus and trash.
Danny Lyon—photographer, filmmaker, ally of marginalized people, and heart-on-sleeve wearer—is celebrated in an Albuquerque Museum exhibition featuring selections from a prolific sixty-year career.
“I Really Like the Way You Respect Native American Rights”: The Native Guide Project by Anna Tsouhlarakis
The Native Guide Project by Colorado-based artist Anna Tsouhlarakis (Navajo, Creek, Greek) comprises twenty-three phrases on billboard vinyl and Instagram posts that counter stereotypes of Native people and Native art.
Utah Valley University is set to open a new museum inside of an old manor. The debut super exhibition, The Art of Belonging, centers BIPOC voices with connections to Utah.