Albuquerque Museum: Upcoming Exhibitions
South Gallery: Community Exhibitions
The Albuquerque Museum is launching a community history and contemporary issues exhibit project that will launch in March 2016. It will explore the rich heritage of Albuquerque through the stories of the people and community groups that make up the city.
For more information, or to suggest an idea or submit a proposal for an exhibit, email [email protected]
Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company:
American Moderns and the West
October 28, 2016 to January 22, 2017
Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and The West focuses on the life and times of one of the early 20th century's most significant cultural figures: Mabel Dodge Luhan (1879-1962). Luhan brought modern art to Taos, New Mexico, putting Taos on the national and international map of the avant-garde and creating a “Paris West” in the American Southwest. From 1918-1947, Luhan influenced legions of European and American “movers and shakers” to find Northern New Mexico's physical and cultural landscapes—new aesthetic, social, and cultural perspectives on modern life.
The exhibition will include 150 works of art and ephemera produced by the visual, literary, and performance artists who came to Taos at Mabel's behest. The works of Andrew Dasburg, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Ansel Adams, Agnes Pelton, and Georgia O'Keeffe will be displayed in conversation with the works of Pueblo and Hispano artists who inspired their modernist sensibilities.
Co-curated by a dynamic scholarly team, MaLin Wilson-Powell and Dr. Lois Rudnick, this project offers a transformative and multi-disciplinary contribution to the evolution of American Modernism as it expanded westward.
Pueblo Revolt by Virgil Ortiz: 2016 Artist-in-Residence
July 2016 - June 2017
Summer artist-in-residence transforms Albuquerque Museum into Pueblo Revolt. Cochiti Pueblo artist, potter, fashion designer and photographer Virgil Ortiz to install work July 19 - 31, 2016.
Once a year, the atrium of the Albuquerque Museum transforms into a working laboratory for artists to create installations and interact with the public. This July, famed artist Virgil Ortiz will bring a futuristic world with deep roots in New Mexico’s past. For the last 15 years, Ortiz, of Cochiti Pueblo, has focused on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. “It’s the first American Revolution —and it’s not told in classrooms,” he says. “I felt it was important to tell that story because no one else is.” But he does it in a way that he feels young people will relate to by envisioning a futuristic revolt set in 2180. His characters are a mix of actual historical figures, such as Po pay, the leader of the 1680 revolt, and new characters, including Tahu, leader of the blind archers, and the Translator, who leads the army of the spirit world.
The public is invited to watch Ortiz at work July 19-31 in the Albuquerque Museum lobby. His installation will be on view through June 2017.
The Los Angeles artist Gronk kicked off the lobby art program in 2011. Since then artists Catalina Delgado Trunk, Larry Bob Phillips, Ernest Doty and Lea Anderson have adorned the space. Connors says this process allows people to see artists at work and engage with them directly. It fosters new understanding and appreciation for the work. “It’s very important the public understand that art-making is hard work,” he says.