Our top five picks for the next five days: arts and culture events in the Southwest.
Cowboys Don’t Shoot Straight (Like They Used To)
Houston Center for Photography / Houston
On view through May 9, 2021
Cowboys Don’t Shoot Straight (Like They Used To) presents a series of large-scale, photo-based installations by Pacifico Silano. As an artist born during the height of the AIDS epidemic in New York, Silano’s practice is keenly attuned to the sense of loss and invisibility felt by many in the gay community during the 1980s.
Tamarind Talks: Noel W. Anderson and Ashon T. Crawley
Tamarind Institute / Albuquerque
Thursday, March 25, 4-5 pm MDT
Join recent Tamarind artist-in-residence Noel W. Anderson and artist, writer, and educator Ashon T. Crawley as they discuss art-making, modes of representation, and “otherwise possibilities.” The conversation will draw special attention to Anderson’s newly released Tamarind prints.
Peter Hurd: From the Wyeths to the West
Tucson Museum of Art / Tucson
Thursday, March 25, 12-1 pm MDT
Explore Peter Hurd’s development as an artist, from his use of tempera to his relationships with N.C. and Henriette Wyeth to the distinctive way he painted the desert and people around San Patricio, New Mexico. Presented by Christian Waguespack, the curator of 20th-century art at the New Mexico Museum of Art.
Virtual Art Class: Self-Portrait and Identity
Nevada Humanities / Reno
Wednesday, March 31, 7-8 pm MDT
Tune in for a self-portrait and identity workshop by Animarte Reno, a primarily BIPOC artivist collective committed to creating accessible arts and humanities programming for low-income communities and at-risk youth. Any medium is encouraged.
Laugh Your Craft Off: Tarot Cards Workshop
Museum of Contemporary Art / Denver
Wednesday, March 31, 6-7 pm MDT
For centuries tarot has been used as a tool of divination and reflection, and in the past several years there’s been a resurgence of tarot’s popularity with the release of contemporary, artist-driven decks. This workshop will use collage to create tarot archetypes inspired by the likes of the magician, the fool, the world, and more. Taught by interdisciplinary artist Lares Feliciano.