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Lowriders, Hoppers, & Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico
Sun, May 1, 2016 thru Sun, Mar 5, 2017
ongoing 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

¡Oraleǃ Take a ride into the creative reimaginings of American steel as captured in photographs, hubcaps, hood ornaments, car show banners and, yes, actual cars. Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico, May 1 through March 5, 2017, at the New Mexico History Museum focuses on mobile works of art and their makers—home-grown Nuevomexicanos who customize, detail, paint and upholster these favorite symbols of Hispanic culture. Free with admission, 505-476-5019, nmhistorymuseum.org. visit our website
Agnes Martin and Me
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 thru Sat, Aug 5, 2017
onetime 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

Shrouded in myth, the artist Agnes Martin (1912-2004), an iconic figure in 20th-century art, was emotionally and artistically tortured, exquisitely sensitive yet socially inept. Canadian born, she started to make a name for herself in the New York art scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s, but in 1967, abandoned her career for a reclusive life in the New Mexico desert. She did not return to her work for nearly a decade.

Several years after she began creating art again, photographer Donald Woodman met her and remained a fixture in her life from 1977 through 1984. The exhibit of Woodman's photographs accompanies his new book, Agnes Martin and Me (Lyon Art Books; May 2016), which reveals the raw, unveiled person he knew in the seven years of their constant contact. visit our website
Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 thru Sat, Oct 7, 2017
onetime 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar
October 14, 2016 through October 14, 2017

From the 1880s into the early 20th century, cigar manufacturers provided an avenue for the lithographic arts to flourish. Layering up to 10 colors in a stone-lithography process and even adding gold embellishments and stamped embossings, the images sold cigars through romantic landscapes, Western adventures, and hot-blooded señoritas.

Historian Loy Glenn Westfall recently donated a portion of his collection of lusciously printed cigar box labels (possibly the world's largest collection) to the New Mexico History Museum. In Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar, opening Oct. 7, 2016 (precise closing date to be determined), Palace Press Curator Thomas Leech shares primo examples to showcase the rich breadth of artwork created during the golden age of cigar box labels.

“Western imagery portrayed in this collection includes the brands Nue Mexico, Santa Fe, Flora Fina (Annie Oakley), Tom Mix and Chas. M Russell,” Leech said. “The themes run from Western Americana to printing technology, advertising, popular culture, and Cuban-American relations, past and present.”

The exhibit includes a 19th-century lithography press and an explanation of the lithographic process. visit our website
Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 thru Fri, Oct 13, 2017
weekly 8 AM - 5 PM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

Lithographic work exhibition - primo examples showcase the rich breadth of artwork created during the golden age of cigar box labels (1880s into the early 20th century) visit our website
Civil Rights and Power of the Press
Fri, Mar 3 onetime 6 PM - 7 PM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., will speak and show a segment of the 2008 film, Proceed And Be Boldǃ a documentary following the life and work of Kennedy and his socially and politically charged works of art.

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. runs a highly-regarded letterpress poster shop in Detroit. His work is a reflection of his pride as an African American printmaker and creator of artists' books. A former systems analyst for AT&T, he quit his job to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied with renowned printer and book artist, Walter Hamady. visit our website
12 Switches
Sun, Mar 12 onetime 2 PM - 3 PM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

Based on the lowrider exhibit at the museum, theater students from Northern New Mexico College created a theatrical performance speaking to family heritage and car culture. Free, 2 pm, 505-982-7992, nmhistorymuseum.org. visit our website
Sleeping During the Day: Vietnam 1968
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 thru Sun, Oct 1, 2017
onetime 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

Against the backdrop of the Vietnam war, the photographs of Herbert Lotz humanize the men who served amidst the rising disillusionment that became the rallying point for the emerging counterculture movement. As a young gay man, his perspective of life on an Army base was no different than that of any other soldier doing his job, except Lotz documented it with his camera and poignant letters home.

Born and raised in a small farm town in Illinois, Herbert Lotz was drafted in 1968, during his third year at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied photography. He served as a radio operator in Vietnam for the 25th Infantry Division at Cu Chi. The experience deeply affected him, like it did so many other Vietnam veterans. Lotz moved to Santa Fe in January, 1970, unable to re-enter his life in Chicago. Driving into Santa Fe from the north, passing by the National Cemetery, Lotz felt he had found his new home, but still struggled to deal with his wartime experiences. In 1981 Lotz finally came to terms with his experience and continues to work with the photographs he took in Vietnam. visit our website

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