The story of Spanish Colonial art in New Mexico is one of evolving styles influenced by trade along historic routes that made Santa Fe an inland port and New Mexico a hub of artistic creation.
Countering Eurocentric depictions of Indigenous peoples with images of beauty, strength, and sensitivity to their contemporaneity as well as their heritage, photographer Cara Romero redefines the Native subject.
Artist and educator Linda Lomahaftewa's career is intertwined with the institution where she began her art education and where she taught for more than 40 years. Now, the Institute of American Indian Arts honors one of its own with a retrospective exhibition.
Photographer Tony Vaccaro captured indelible images of World War II. Then, he put his lens on the 20th century's best-known personalities. Now, the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe is celebrating his 98th birthday.
If you want to know what Dirk Kortz's painting are all about, seek the answer inside yourself. There is no meaning inherent to the absurd conflations of disparate imagery and styles that define his works. Meaning is a projection of your own mind.
Many aspects of the coming-of-age ceremony for young girls coming into adulthood among the Mescalero Apache are seldom seen by the eyes of outside observers. The photographs of Jan Butchofsky respectfully capture the 12-day round of blessings and rituals in a series of fascinating color images, revealing the extent of a community's reverence for its tribal members, young and old.
Every dog has its day at KSG Fine Art Gallery, where dog portraits grace the walls. Vividly rendered by artists of prominence, these paintings capture the spirit and majestic form of the long-domesticated companions to the human race. And, with the onset of the Enlightenment, they became more popular subjects for artists than ever before.
The paintings of Mark Spencer seem like they're culled from the realm of the collective unconscious. A tension between elements battling for supremacy pervades his work, where figures struggles against the forces of nature in imagined landscapes. A survey of his work opens at the Center for Contemporary Arts, exemplifying his artistry as a recurrent vision of the human psyche and soul.
In 1969, the Smithsonian American Art Museum made history with the seminal exhibition OBJECTS: USA, propelling the artists of the Studio Craft Movement into the milieu of fine arts. Form & Concept pays homage to this benchmark event in the history of American craft with a new exhibition that features the artists from the original show, as well as a bevy of more contemporary craft artists. OBJECTS: REDUX is a showcase for inventive works in which tradition meets innovation and the unconventional meets the everyday.
Artist and activist Charlene Teters seeks to bring attention to the crisis at the U.S./Mexico border with her installation, Way of Sorrows, on view through May 17 at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.
The British Museum’s traveling exhibition of drawings and prints The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo runs through April 19 at the New Mexico Museum of Art.
Frank Rose, owner of Hecho a Mano, came to Santa Fe from Houston in 2008, without much of a plan. And he went from being a salesperson in a gallery to a two-time gallery director to the proprietor of his own art space.
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