Our top five picks for the next five days: arts and culture events in the Southwest.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.