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Common Ground: Art in New Mexico

A bold reinstallation of Albuquerque Museum's permanent collection emphasizes real New Mexico.

Edward Gonzales,
Patrocino Barela (after Prather),
ca. 1981. Acrylic on canvas.
Museum purchase 1983
General Obligation Bonds.

Common Ground celebrates the diverse creativity of artists living in or influenced by this region. Drawn from the Museum's permanent collection of almost 10,000 works of art, Common Ground includes masterworks by artists including Georgia O'Keeffe, Ernest Blumenschein, Raymond Jonson, Fritz Scholder, Luis Jimenez, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Diego Romero.

In April 2016, Curator of Art Andrew Connors got up early to talk about the new installation of Common Ground on the Morning Brew. "New Mexico is a cross road for visual ideas," said Connors.

Video: Common Ground Interview

Exhibit Poetry

In January 2013, Albuquerque Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy presented poems he had written based on artwork in the "Common Ground" exhibition.

Download the "Common Ground" poetry.

Subheader Image Details

Elaine de Kooning, 1920 - 1989
"Juarez" (detail), 1959, oil on canvas
Collection of Albuquerque Museum