From Egypt's indigenous Nubian population to the pyramids at Giza, Jean Pascal Sébah and other 19th-century photographers captured indelible images of the sights and people of Egypt to sell to tourists, cementing reputations as the region's foremost Orientalists in the process.

Rooted in reality and her family's history, Swoon pulls in threads of fairy tale and myth in her mixed media works, which reveal sublimity and a sense of the divine feminine in her subjects. 

Artist William T. Carson looks beyond coal's value as an economic resource to it's aesthetic properties in abstractions that emphasize the its natural beauty and materiality. 

Multidisciplinary artist Mirel Fraga envisions cosmic landscapes that echo with the pulse of life. Like gateways from our own world to worlds of the imagination, her works express universality in a holistic vision.

Photographer Steve Fitch pays homage to the artistry of a once ubiquitous but fading emblem of American roadside culture in American Motel Signs.

The Museum of International Folk Art presents an ode to the face mask, the ubiquitous symbol of life during the pandemic, which serves not only to protect but as a means of creative expression.

Join Atmus the deer (photographer Tommy Bruce) and a menagerie of other anthropomorphic characters, including a tiger, a donkey, a dog, and a lynx, for New Fauna, an exhibit that blurs the line between the human and non-human animal.

Convergence Gallery features two Utah-based contemporary realists in its latest exhibition: Tyler Swain, known for his depictions of natural subjects and contrasting distressed backgrounds, and Justin Wheatley, known for his stark, unsentimental renderings of rural and urban architecture and landscapes.

Elizabeth Hahn's quirky paintings often feature elaborate mosaics of color and pattern against which female figures walk, dance, and climb while engaged in a variety of dynamic activities.  

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The Thoma Foundation highlights its collection of digital, electronic, virtual, and new media artworks in a new 3,500-square-foot space in the Railyard District.

Gallery Director Jordan Eddy and Print Curator Kylee Aragon Wallis co-curate a selection of vibrant ceramics and works on paper in the colorful spring show Spectrum.

Contemporary artists pay tribute to the enduring legacy of Taos Society of Artists co-founder Joseph Henry Sharp, highlighting the influence of one of the region's most notable 20th century painters.

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The impact of nuclear testing, uranium mining, and nuclear accidents on Native peoples and the environment is explored through the creative responses of international Indigenous artists in Exposure, the first global exhibition of its kind. 

Michael Kenna captures the mystery and sublime beauty of Italy's Po River in a series of ethereal, otherworldly photographs.

Portraits seen in the abstract and images of female trauma survivors are featured in two solo exhibitions that highlight strength, beauty, and resiliency, and the intersection of realism and abstraction.

Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art remembers Jeff Kahm (1968-2021), renowned Plains Cree artist and beloved professor at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Artist Norma Alonzo respects the intuitive process of painting, which allows her to work, she says, "without judgment and without expectations." She joins other Vivo artists for a group exhibition of new works.

Scientist, educator, and fiber artist Jane Chavez combines her lifelong love of horse and a passion for early Spanish metal work in elegant horsehair baskets.

Under famed Mexican modernist Rufino Tamayo, Oaxacan-born artist Leovigildo Martinez honed his skill at lithography and went on to become a celebrated artist in his own right. His murals grace the walls of Cafe Pasquals and his paintings are available at Santa Fe landmark's art gallery.

Working under the moniker Dick and Wayne, twin brothers Jesse and Jason Pearson revisit childhood memories, experiences, and adolescent fantasies in a quasi-fictive reimagining of their youth.

Kat Green uses abstraction to convey a sense of ever-changing nature, in the world and in ourselves, in new work created during the pandemic.

Russian-born modernist Esphyr Slobodkina became a central figure in the development of American modernism. A new exhibition provides a glimpse into the breadth of her artistic explorations, which included a mastery of diverse mediums.

David Yarrow's striking black-and-white photography capture wildlife and iconic imagery of the Wild West in stunning detail and impart an immersive sense of presence.

In addition to his major support of opera, chamber music, and theater, the late Edgar Foster Daniels was a collector of historic works of art as well as works by prominent contemporary artists. A selection from his private collection is on view at LewAllen Galleries.

Breath is essential to living, but the exhibit Breath Taking shows that it's also central to the making of art. The show features works on the theme of breathing, or in which breathing played a role in their formation, by 18 contemporary artists.

Centered on a seminal work by French artist Camille Claudel, Renegades continues Turner Carroll Gallery's exhibition series on the role of women in the art historical canon.

Using reductive forms, artist Sheila Miles creates a sense of quietude and mystery in her paintings, capturing the essence of rural places through the interplay of color, light, shadow, and form.

The dreamlike figurative paintings of Gregory Ferrand convey a sense of powerful physiological dramas occurring in  small narrative scenes of domesticity, familial life, and everyday human interaction.

Four artists — Makaye Lewis, M. Jenea Sanchez, Gabriela Muñoz, and Daisy Quezada Ureña — take a timely look at issues on both sides of the U.S. border, exploring contemporary issues of identity, self-determination, and human rights.

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Chris Pappan and Starr Hardridge explore Indigenous themes in their reactive combinations of traditional and contemporary aesthetics.

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Artist Viola Arduini's multimedia installation Chimera Manifesto explores the intersection of humans, nature, and technology, taking the mythical chimera as its inspiration. Her work is part of the Harwood Art Center's annual multicomponent and multigenerational Encompass exhibition.

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The innovative sculptures of Will Clift strike a balance between order and disorder, symmetry, asymmetry, motion and stillness. Using a combination of common and uncommon materials, such as high density concrete, he creates graceful abstract, linear forms.

In a time of increased isolation, photographer Corey McGillicuddy sought to reconnect with the people in her community while maintaining the prescribed safe social distance. The result is a series of portraits of a community enduring in a time of global crisis.

Dreamlike and theatrical, Richard Tuschman's recreated domestic settings, based on his his childhood home, capture a nostalgic sense of family life in the 1960s through the eyes of children.

Yuge Zhou's work is included in the group exhibition Altered Light, along with work by local artists August Muth, C. Alex Clark, and Alison Nitkiewicz.

Artists Neal Ambrose-Smith and Afton Love explore issues of climate change, political upheaval, and humanity's relationship to the natural world in two mixed media solo exhibitions.

José Guadalupe Posada is known today primarily for his images of calaveras (skeletons), which he sometimes used as a satirical commentary on social issues, and whose publications were often timed to the annual Día de los Muertos.

“There is an obvious and palpable connection occurring through the direct eye contact which commands the viewer to engage, while thinly obscured by a filter of veils, sunglasses or lights,” says Nicole Finger.

Working from single blocks of stone, artist Jeff Metz creates elegant, abstract sculptures of curvilinear and geometric form.

The concept of the chosen family is explored in an exhibition and immersive installation by LBGTQ+ artists at Form and Concept that takes a multimedia approach to envisioning domestic space. 

Inspired by the fairly tales and frescoes of old Europe, artist Lisa Marie Kindley creates enchanting scenes of imaginary landscapes that transport the viewer into a dreamlike sanctuary of nature. 

The virtual exhibition Hindsight/Insight: Reflecting on the Collection explores the UNM Art Museum's holding of significant works by Minimalist and California Funk artists, as well as Modernist works in the collection. 

The group exhibition Winter Inspirations draws from an assortment of figurative and abstract paintings rendered with subdued color palettes and minimal applications of color, reflecting qualities of the winter season.

Recalling the work of French artist Jean Dubuffet's Art Brut, as well as works by Paul Klee and Jean Michel Basquiat, the paintings of self-taught artist Larry D. Blissett are raw and striking abstractions that pack a visual impact.