Saturday, February 20, 2016

Art of New Mexico

There's a thriving art scene here in New Mexico. Just here in Albuquerque, you could use a museum discovery pass to to to the Albuquerque Museum (until March 15 - we highly recommend the New Territories exhibit) or the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center; there's the Albuquerque ARTScrawl on the First Friday of the month; you can visit creative centers like the Harwood Art Center, 516 Arts, and OFFCenter Community Arts Project for exhibits, workshops, and more. As the weather warms up, there will be more opportunities to visit open-air markets and art and craft shows, here in Albuquerque and also in Santa Fe, Taos, and beyond. But all that is the tip of the iceberg!

We'd like to brag a little bit about art from New Mexico using books from the library catalog. Here's a list of some of our latest acquisitions.

A Contested Art: Modernism and Mestizaje in New Mexico by Stephanie Lewthwaite

Visualizing Albuquerque: Art of Central New Mexico by Joseph Traugott ; edited by Dawn Hall 

A Place in the Sun: The Southwest Paintings of Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings edited by Thomas Brent Smith 

Expressing New Mexico: Nuevomexicano Creativity, Ritual, and Memory edited by Phillip B. Gonzales 

Artists of New Mexico Traditions: The National Heritage Fellows by Michael Pettit 

Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg by Evelyn Rosenberg  

New Mexico Art Through Time: Prehistory to the Present  by Joseph Traugott 

The Life and Art of Tony Da by Charles S. King and Richard L. Spivey

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