AH’-WAH-NEE brings together Indigenous women artists throughout the Southwest for an exhibition about feminine Indigeneity at Donna Beam Gallery at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
The 2021 Texas Biennial explores cross-sections of identity and project optimism in A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon across five venues in San Antonio and Houston.
Dawolu Jabari's large-scale drawings in Lessons from Above: Constellation Quilts at Galveston Artist Residency embed Black history, mythology, and folklore into the fabric of the cosmos.
Robert Burnier's exhibition Song Cycle at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver features small acrylic-on-aluminum wall sculptures folded into aesthetically and conceptually compelling shapes.
The San Antonio Museum of Art celebrates its fortieth anniversary with an exhibition showcasing the global and chronological breadth of its permanent collection.
The artists in Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration explore the relationship between visual culture and imprisonment at the Arizona State University Art Museum.
San Antonio artist Michael Menchaca’s Artpace exhibition, The 1836 Project, is an immersive video installation employing poppy animation to take aim at “the colonial fantasies of the Texas creation myth.”
A retrospective of German-American female photographer Marion Palfi at the Phoenix Art Museum, the first major exhibition since her 1978 death, places her towards the top of social research photographers.
Source Material, an exhibition at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver, features eight photographic projects that engage with archival imagery.
Hung Liu’s Sanctuary at Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe illuminated and paid respect to the renowned artist and her moving works.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Arizona explores the Visionary Arts movement with exhibitions featuring Alex Grey and Allyson Grey plus several contemporary artists based in and beyond the Southwest.
Peggy McGivern’s retrospective at Taos Art Museum at Fechin Studio enters dreamscapes and everyday scenes, tracing forty years and more than seventy-five works by the Taos artist.
Matthew Bourbon: Hive at the Fort Worth Community Art Center challenges us to settle our buzzing brains through bold color, composition, and paint-manipulation strategies.
Hunt Slonem: Curiouser and Curiouser at K Contemporary in Denver features 200 pieces from the New York artist's career—including his signature bunnies.
The McNay Art Museum celebrates San Antonio food culture with The Art of SA Eats, an exhibition combining poppy depictions of sweets and recreations of old-school restaurants and signage.
At the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, worldwide Indigenous artists render the effects of uranium mining and nuclear bomb testing on their lands and people.
Thais Mather: Western Blue at Santa Fe’s form & concept ponders the comprehensive characteristics of the color blue in a cunning display of sculptural installations, micro-pointillist drawings, watercolors, and holograms.
Gulf Coast Anthropocene, the latest exhibition at Project Row Houses in Houston, features works that stray from traditional narratives of the climate crisis to center the Black and brown communities most at risk.
In the tiny town of Fort Garland, Colorado, Unsilenced: Indigenous Enslavement in Southern Colorado by Chip Thomas (the artist known as jetsonorama) spotlights uncomfortable and paramount histories of Indigenous captivity.
Jami Porter Lara’s Terms and Conditions offers a space for uncomfortable conversations around identity, womanhood, and whiteness.
Talia Pura’s two-in-one review recounts Santa Fe Classic Theater’s As You Like It at Santa Fe Botanical Garden and New Mexico Actors Lab’s The Lifespan of a Fact at the new Lab Theater.
In Imminent Archive, George Bolster and Dong Kyu Kim exhibit exquisite textile works that examine time, displacement, and the human search for home.
A large-scale collaboration between Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger, both long invested in community-sourced artmaking, takes the spotlight in Each/Other at the Denver Art Museum.
Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group: 1938-1945 at the Albuquerque Museum surveys the New Mexico group that dove deep into abstract painting to create pathways to spiritual enlightenment.
Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti at 516 Arts, a rare exhibition for the Southwest region, explores Caribbean identity in the face of colonization
Shonto Begay: Eyes of the World and Indigenous Women: Border Matters at the Wheelwright in Santa Fe foreground connections to place.
Eileen Roscina's installation at BreckCreate challenges sentiments about memorials in our pandemic-informed world.
At Asia Society Texas Center in Houston, Hong Hong’s massive, experimental paper works fuse nature, craft, painting, and the sublime.
Sallie Scheufler curates compelling works by contemporary Albuquerque artists in celebration of Richard Levy Gallery’s thirtieth anniversary.
Egypt at Santa Fe’s 5. Gallery captures the intersection of modern photography, middle-class tourism, and the allure of pharaonic monuments through the legacy of Jean Pascal Sébah.
Laura Shill’s Future Self Storage at Denver’s Leon Gallery features 9,000 feet of pink and red tubes that combine humor with heartache and the sensual.