Jivan Lee’s series 10,000 Mountains represented a fundamental shift for the painter from chasing the light to deep meditations on place that revealed the miraculous through the mundane.
Live in America features under-recognized Southwest cities, such as Albuquerque, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, El Paso, Texas, and Las Vegas, Nevada, in a debut performance festival in Northwest Arkansas.
The Albuquerque Museum tells the compelling story of African American homesteading in New Mexico in the exhibition Facing the Rising Sun.
Starting fall 2023, Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque will no longer offer a bench jewelry certificate program for its students.
Utah artist Andrew Alba’s newest series of stoic portraits, on display at Modern West starting later this month, come after years of dark brooding and artistic scuffles.
Veterans Off Grid in rural Northern New Mexico helps vulnerable veterans get back on their feet in a setting that’s a model for sustainable architecture, community building, and affordable housing.
During Utah’s 2022 legislative session, poet and community leader Nan Seymour crafted a site vigil and collective poem, an act of community activism that highlighted the in-flux Great Salt Lake.
A believed first-time gathering of Utah contemporary art curators at the 2022 Spring Summit in Green River yields big dreams and ideas for improvement.
A book series diving into historical and current alternative art establishments in major stateside cities visits Texas in Impractical Spaces: Houston. Here are five current H-Town favorites from the book.
A jewelry-making program helps train artisans for steady career opportunities in Albuquerque. That may not be enough for the cash-strapped school.
In The Passage, Tucson artist Nika Kaiser reimagines endings and the possibilities of a post-human future inspired by the reemergence of Glen Canyon.
Southwest Contemporary's handy roundup of choice spring 2022 art exhibitions includes shows in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.
Jack Lemon opened Landfall Press in 1970 and continues to operate it in Santa Fe, having collaborated with Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Chuck Close, Robert Indiana, and Lesley Dill, among others.
Astier de Villatte, a Paris-based brand that’s set to launch a perfume called Tucson, shares what is unique about the scent and their first impressions of the desert.
Gilgal Garden in Salt Lake City is perhaps Utah’s most unusual homage to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Diné filmmaker Deidra Peaches screens documentary Voices of the Grand Canyon during Indie Film Fest 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.
To some family-run businesses, two murals by local Albuquerque artists are indicative of new creative energy in Old Town. To city officials, they’re out of character for the historic district and must go.
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.