As war, climate change, and COVID-19 dominate the headlines, Phoenix Art Museum presents Breaking Up, an exhibition featuring women artists exploring fragmentation on personal and global scales.
In Celestial Movement, artist Tom Kirby's latest exhibition at Winterowd Fine Art on Santa Fe's historic Canyon Road, the artist's transcendental paintings explore the mysterious and limitless skies as the earth makes its elliptical path through space.
Dyani White Hawk (Sičáŋǧu Lakota) melds Indigenous patterns, materials, and symbolism with modernist archetypes in Speaking To Relatives at MCA Denver.
Houston curator Suzanne Zeller uses their curatorial platform to promote underrepresented queer narratives in contemporary photography.
Southwest Contemporary's handy roundup of choice spring 2022 art exhibitions includes shows in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.
Writer and poet Laura Neal visits Theresa Chong's Dallas exhibition dedicated to the organization of grief, and finds the power in the familiar and heavy emotion.
M12 Studio’s multi-year collective projects show the complexities of rural places and open conversations about what connects us.
Spirit of the Land is a love letter to the Southern Nevada desert: a series of exhibitions opening in late March across three venues celebrates the East Mojave landscape.
In the heart of one of the nation’s most conservative states, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, led by Laura Hurtado and Jared Steffensen, brings groundbreaking contemporary art to the state.
Cara Despain’s exhibition In Memoriam: Carbon Paintings at Utah’s Kimball Art Center confronted the pressing environmental and moral calamities of the American West.
Josephine Halvorson: Contemporary Voices at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe offers an intimate view of the Abiquiú desert.
Roswell, New Mexico artist-in-residence Marie Alarcón explores the revolutionary potential of the end of the world in her solo exhibition Relocations.
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.
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.
Artists in The Dirty South at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston work with materials and subject matter that reflect a century-long tradition of regional dialogue between Black visual art and music.
In Salt Lake City, Utah, murals of individuals killed by police have become a community site of remembrance and activism.
Oscar Muñoz: Invisibilia takes an in-depth look at fifty years of works that highlight the Latin American artist’s compelling examination of life’s fleeting moments via multiple artistic processes and media.
In Poetic Justice at the New Mexico Museum of Art, the social impacts and artistic contributions of Judith F. Baca, Mildred Howard, and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith are on display.
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.
The Binational Art Walk in Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora dispels the borderlands-as-monolith myth through creative expressions.
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.