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There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in

January 29, 2021 - March 7, 2021

SITE Santa Fe presents a group exhibition inspired by the lyrics of musician and poet Leonard Cohen, that explores light illuminating darkness, literally and metaphorically. The past year has exposed inconceivable cracks in our personal and public worlds, but Cohen’s lyric, “there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in,” is a reminder that this is not a place of perfection, there are flaws and within those flaws are possibilities for change, growth, and renewal.

Sometimes, through the process of repairing that which has been divided, we can create something more beautiful and resilient. This multimedia group exhibition highlights the symbolism of light and darkness through experimentation, hidden forces, intuition, the unseen, systems and illusions, the relationship between participant and observer, and how we see and communicate through vision and imagination.

About SITE Scholars

The SITE Scholar Program is an initiative to honor college and graduate-level creative students in the community. Founded to increase student participation in the museum and contemporary art world, this program enables students to enrich their educational experience. Composed of top students from the University of New Mexico, the Institute of American Indian Arts, the Santa Fe Community College, Central New Mexico Community College, St John’s College, and Highlands University, these nominated students are recognized by SITE Santa Fe as high achieving leaders within their schools.


January 29, 2021
March 7, 2021
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SITE Santa Fe
1606 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM


New Mexico

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