The Appropriation in the Arts series of panel discussions at the Museum of Northern Arizona and Sedona Arts Center tackles topics ranging from mass-produced costume Navajo jewelry to spiritual colonialism.
Celebrated Boulder-based performer Andrea Gibson, known for their spoken word poetry on topics ranging from gun reform to mental health, succeeds Bobby LeFebre as the tenth poet laureate of Colorado.
Bloomberg Public Art Challenge funding will help Phoenix and Salt Lake City address climate change, and Houston examine homelessness, through temporary public art that engages artists and community members.
Cey Adams, Album Cover Designer of Iconic Public Enemy Record, Receives the Retrospective Treatment in North Texas
The first Cey Adams retrospective displays more than four decades of the artist’s commercial collaborations with global brands and hip-hop visuals that include Public Enemy and Beastie Boys album covers.
Amanda Dannáe Romero and sheri crider discuss the Sanitary Tortilla Factory exhibition featuring the work of system-impacted youth and the role of art in creating social change in New Mexico.
As Southwest art spaces such as Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum deal with art censorship allegations, national art censorship and art law experts weigh in on the broader issue.
Nani Chacon, Hand and Machine, and Working Classroom PAHTIA Mural Collaboration Celebrates Healing, Empowers Education
Nani Chacon, Hand and Machine, and Working Classroom student artists collaborated to create PAHTIA, an interactive, site-specific space for healing via art and technology at Albuquerque’s National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Ben Aleck's exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art looks at thirty years of work by the artist and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe member who has witnessed key Native American political moments.
Grand County, Utah commissioners censored a quote by a historic Black cowboy about racial and class equality in a mural proposed by artist Chip Thomas.
Janna Ireland’s Spectral Photographs of Nevada Architecture Explore Paul R. Williams’s Expansive Footing in the Silver State
Paul R. Williams, the first Black architect to be licensed to work in the Western United States, is the subject of a multi-venue exhibition of photographs by artist Janna Ireland.
Todd Dobbs’s captivating journey of AI-generated imagery and its complex relationship with human perception—packaged in a witty exploration of art and technology—challenges assumptions about the “typical American.”
Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts Unveils New Gallery in a Celebration that Commemorates Past, Present, and Future
The Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts, a Salt Lake City organization that promotes marginalized artists, aims to revitalize its mission with a new exhibition space centered on community-based programming.
Check out these Southwest art exhibitions for fall 2023, featuring the churning creativity of community, the crisis of climate change, and cowboys.
Rat Fink Museum, curiously located in rural and religious Utah, celebrates Ed "Big Daddy" Roth’s inventive style that continues to influence present-day contemporary art.
Exhibition by “Under-Understood” Louise Nevelson Reclaims the Late Artist’s Place in American Art History
The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury at the Amon Carter takes a fresh look at the influential artist through a historical lens, and argues that the world shaped her.
Photojournalist Russel Albert Daniels posits his 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, which 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.