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Be With Me, a Small Exhibition of Large Paintings
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 thru Sun, Apr 30, 2017
ongoing 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: New Mexico Museum of Art

Centered around the experience of protracted looking at non-objective painting this exhibition features the works of artists Nick Aguayo, Harmony Hammond and John Zurier. All three artists produce compelling abstract works that utilize the physical and material qualities of paint as a means of subtle expression. visit our website
Light Tight: New Work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 thru Mon, Oct 2, 2017
ongoing 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: New Mexico Museum of Art

Both artists take photography as a departure point. Gould takes photographic sheet film, rubs off the emulsion, then paints on it with ink from a digital printer. Mattern begins with the boxes that hold photo paper. He scrapes off the corporate logos and adds elements of collage, the photographs the altered boxes. Through October 2. visit our website
Docent Training at the NM Museum of Art
Wed, Mar 29, 2017 thru Wed, Jun 28, 2017
weekly 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: New Mexico Museum of Art

Do you love art? Are you interested in the Museum’s collections and exhibitions? Now recruiting for docents—please join us at a Docent Recruitment Coffee 9 am, Wednesday, August 31st. For info, 476-5075 or sara.vannote@state.nm.us. visit our website
START Classes for Preschoolers
Thu, Mar 30 ongoing 10 AM - 11 AM


Location: New Mexico Museum of Art

Looking for a fun, creative art class for your preschool-aged child? Want to share the wonders of museums with them? The New Mexico Museum of Art and the Museum of International Folk Art invite children aged 3-5 years and their caregivers to be part of an exciting new class series, S.T.A.R.T.: Sharing Time, Art, and Reading Together. The classes feature interactive storytime, songs and games, a sensory-rich museum tour, and creative art-making. Caregivers participate alongside kids and receive books and materials to take home. Register for a four-week series of classes at the New Mexico Museum of Art OR the Museum of International Folk Art. Classes at the New Mexico Museum of Art on the plaza are Thursdays, 10-11 am, March 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Classes at the Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill are Saturdays, 10-11 am, March 11th, 18th, 25th, and April 1st. Go to nmartmuseum.org/register for more info. visit our website
START Classes for Preschoolers
Sat, Apr 1 ongoing 10 AM - 11 AM


Location: New Mexico Museum of Art

Looking for a fun, creative art class for your preschool-aged child? Want to share the wonders of museums with them? The New Mexico Museum of Art and the Museum of International Folk Art invite children aged 3-5 years and their caregivers to be part of an exciting new class series, S.T.A.R.T.: Sharing Time, Art, and Reading Together. The classes feature interactive storytime, songs and games, a sensory-rich museum tour, and creative art-making. Caregivers participate alongside kids and receive books and materials to take home. Register for a four-week series of classes at the New Mexico Museum of Art OR the Museum of International Folk Art. Classes at the New Mexico Museum of Art on the plaza are Thursdays, 10-11 am, March 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Classes at the Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill are Saturdays, 10-11 am, March 11th, 18th, 25th, and April 1st. Go to nmartmuseum.org/register for more info. visit our website
First Friday: AlmaZazz
Fri, Apr 7 onetime 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: New Mexico Museum of Art

Judy Mitchell plays accordion with jazz standards and gypsy jazz. visit our website
Public Opening: "Light Tight," "Cady Wells," "Imagining NM"
Fri, Apr 7 onetime 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Location: New Mexico Museum of Art

Join us for the public opening of three new exhibitions: Light Tight: New Work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern, Cady Wells: Ruminations, and Imagining New Mexico. Reception hosted by the Women's Board of the Museum of New Mexico.

Cady Wells, Secluded Chapel, circa 1939, watercolor on paper,

Collection of the New Mexico Museum.

Bequest of the Rebecca Salsbury James Estate, 1968 visit our website
Slow Art Day
Sat, Apr 8 onetime 1 PM - 2:30 PM


Location: New Mexico Museum of Art

How long does it take to really see an artwork?

The average museum visitor spends just 15 to 30 seconds in front of a work of art, according to museum researchers. One day each year—April 8th in 2017—people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to take more time to look. Slow Art Day participants look closely at five pre-selected works of art for ten minutes each and then come together for a conversation about their experiences. Join us to contemplate and explore works in our collection.

Free with museum admission, 1–2:30 pm, 505-476-5072, nmartmuseum.org. visit our website
Talk on O'Keeffe and Cady Wells by Lois Rudnick
Fri, Apr 28 onetime 1 PM - 2:30 PM


Location: New Mexico Museum of Art

Lois Rudnick on “Darkness and Light in the Land of Enchantment: The Art and Friendship of Cady Wells and Georgia O'Keeffe”

Georgia O'Keeffe wrote for the catalogue cover of Cady Wells' first New York City exhibition, in 1944, “I'm glad that you are showing Cady's paintings at the same time that Stieglitz is showing mine, because I think we are the two best painters working in our part of the country.” These two artists, whose lives intersected in dramatic and complex ways during the 1930s and 40s, lived and painted within similar landscape parameters of northern New Mexico. Each was deeply devoted to certain markers—O'Keeffe, to the Pedernal of Abiquiu; Wells to the Barrancas of Pojoaque. Both created powerfully expressive landscapes that they rendered in paintings whose emotional tones, color, form, and meanings could not have been more diametrically opposed.

Free with museum admission, 1–2:30 pm, 505-476-5072, nmartmuseum.org.

Cady Wells, Untitled, 1938, watercolor on paper Collection of the New Mexico Museum. Bequest of Vivian Sloan Fiske, 1978 visit our website
Living Treasures Exhibition
Fri, May 5, 2017 thru Sun, Dec 31, 2017
onetime 8 AM - 5 PM
Location: New Mexico Museum of Art

Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival designates an annual Native American artist as a Living Treasure. In 2017 the work of all twelve current and former Living Treasures will be featured in an exhibition at the Governor's Gallery in the Capitol. visit our website

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