Upcoming Exhibitions at Albuquerque Museum
Spirit of Creation: Works on Paper by Native American Artists
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Cree/Shoshone/Salish; born 1940 Flathead Reservation, Montana; lives Corrales, New Mexico)
"Earth People," 2011
Gift of Marjorie Devon
March 25 to Nov. 5, 2017
While many people have specific ideas in mind when thinking “Native American art,” this selection of works on paper from the Albuquerque Museum’s permanent collection is sure to contain surprises. Whether the subject matter is culturally specific or remains more oblique, each of these artists draw particular strength and inspiration from their heritage. Like all artists, they marry tradition to populist or avant-garde attitudes, but often in a complex synthesis given particular richness and depth from indigenous contexts and perspectives.
New Mexico artists Harrison Begay (Diné), Fred Kabotie (Hopi), and Pablita Velarde (Tewa) were all students of Dorothy Dunn, an art teacher and patron at the Santa Fe Indian School. The “Studio Style” they developed paved the way for the diverse array of Native artists who followed. In some cases these included their own children, like Michael Kabotie and Helen Hardin (Velarde’s daughter), who responded to their times while continuing to transmit cultural inheritance. Jaune Quick-To-See Smith (Cree/Shoshone/Salish) and Fritz Scholder (Luiseño), both born outside of New Mexico but with deep ties to the state, became internationally known for cutting-edge imagery and techniques. "Spirit of Creation" includes works by artists from across North America, including Diego Romero (Cochiti), T.C. Cannon (Kiowa), Marie Watt (Seneca), John Nieto (Mescalero Apache), and Simon Tookoome (Inuit).
Chasing the Cure to Albuquerque
Male TB patient in chaise lounge undergoing a sun treatment on the grounds of the sanatorium while an unidentified nurse stands by, c. 1930.
Courtesy Albuquerque Museum Photo Archives, gift of John Airy. The University of New Mexico Centennial Project.
April 22 to Nov. 29, 2017
"Chasing the Cure" will show the significant historical impact of tuberculosis (TB) and how New Albuquerque expanded socially, politically, and economically as a result of TB in the late 19th and early 20th century. This Community History project will include photographs, documents, medical artifacts, games, artwork by patients, and pop culture materials including movie bills, books, and music.
Get sneak peak at Chasing the Cure
The Leekya Family: Master Carvers of Zuni Pueblo
Leekya, Zuni (1889-1966), 1940s-1950s. Courtesy Albuquerque Museum History Research Files
June 24 to Sept. 24, 2017
Marketed by regional traders including C.G. Wallace of the DeAnza Motor Lodge and the C.G. Wallace Trading Post, Zuni carver Leekya Deyuse emerged in the early 1900s as the preeminent maker of stone figural sculptures, fetishes, mosaic work and figural jewelry in the 20th century.
More Upcoming Exhibitions at Albuquerque Museum
The photo archives collection at Albuquerque Museum consists of more than 130,000 images and ephemera. A new installation of works to be featured in the soon-to-be-published collections guide will celebrate the history of Albuquerque through historically significant images of people, places and events.
WHEN MODERN WAS CONTEMPORARY
Sept. 30 – Dec. 31, 2017
Recognizing the significance of the art of his own time, Financier Roy R. Neuberger acquired work by a remarkable selection of modern masters, including Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis, Willem de Kooning, Marsden Hartley, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock. "When Modern Was Contemporary" illuminates the artistic transformations that took place in the U.S. during the first half of the twentieth century.
CENTRAL AVENUE REDEVELOPMENT
Nov. 18, 2017 – May 20, 2018
Dramatic changes occurred in the Huning Highland neighborhood along Central Avenue during the rerouting of Route 66 and into the present. This community contemporary issues project will include a unique timeline, historic and contemporary photographs, Sanborn maps, and artifacts.
Details are subject to change. Watch this site for additional information.