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Trinity: Reflections on the Bomb

Coming to Albuquerque Museum May 2020. Artistic responses to the first detonation of a nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the Trinity explosion.

Trinity: Reflections on the Bomb

May 23 to September 6, 2020

Trinity, Karsten Creightney, The Beginnning, 2011

Karsten Creightney, The Beginning, 2011, collage, watercolor, acrylic, oil and wax on wood, 72 x 96 in., collection of Ken Sandoval

 

Tony Price (1937 Brooklyn, New York - 2000 Santa Fe, New Mexico), Atomic Thunderbird, 1994, cut and assembled stainless steel, bronze, plastic, fiberglass and mixed media
Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1993 General Obligation Bonds, PC1996.51.1

Tony Price (1937 Brooklyn, New York - 2000 Santa Fe, New Mexico), Atomic Thunderbird, 1994, cut and assembled stainless steel, bronze, plastic, fiberglass and mixed media. Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1993 General Obligation Bonds, PC1996.51.1

 

Trinity: Reflections on the Bomb displays a collection of artists' responses to nuclear issues and the detonation of the first nuclear weapon at the Trinity Site near Alamogordo, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945. The exhibition marks the 75th anniversary of the Trinity explosion and is on view at Albuquerque Museum May 16 through September 6, 2020. 

Trinity presents a brief history of artistic, ecological, humanitarian, political, and popular culture responses. These works offer an aesthetic dimension to the scientific and historical exhibitions offered by other museums in New Mexico. In addition, the Museum will offer educational programming to expand the content of the exhibition. 

More than 50 artists will be represented, including Emil Bisttram, Karsten Creightney, Elaine DeKooning, Leigh Anne Langwell Jack Garver, Raymond Jonson, Bea Mandelman, Enrique Montenegro, Patrick Nagatani, Bruce Nauman, Anne Noggle, Horace Towner Pierce, Tony Price, Meridel Rubenstein, and Hideo Sakata.

Trinity: Reflections on the Bomb is curated by Joseph Traugott. Traugott retired as curator of twentieth-century art from the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. His publications include New Mexico Art: How the West Is One, New Mexico Art through Time: Prehistory to the Present, and Visualizing Albuquerque: Art of Central New Mexico. 

Details subject to change.