The Local Denver Gift Guide features local treasures, ranging from jewelry from a Kenyan designer to a staycation at a boutique hotel.
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.
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.