Information about exhibitions coming to the Albuquerque Museum.
Raul Caracoza, American, born Bellflower, California, 1980, Young Frida (Pink), 2006, Screenprint, image 36 1/8 x 26 1/8 in., 2009.42, Lent by the McNay Art Museum
Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection
July 6-Sept. 29, 2013
Billed as “the most comprehensive survey of the contributions of Latino artists of post-1960 American printmaking to date,” Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection comprises more than 60 prints chronicling the Latino experience in the U.S. The exhibition covers five distinct themes: “Identity,” “Struggle,” “Tradition, Culture, Memory,” “Icons,” and “Other Voices.” The exhibit features 44 artists, including John A. Hernandez, Leticia V. Huerta, Juan Miguel Ramos, Alex Rubio, Vincent Valdez, Joe Lopez, Michael Menchaca, Rolando Briseño, and Celina Hinojosa do San Antonio.
Robert Christensen, "Louie’s, Cleveland, New Mexico," 1977, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, gift of the artist
Vernacular Architecture of New Mexico: Photographs by Robert Christensen
September 21, 2013 – March 16, 2014
In 52 stunning black and white photographs, Belen based photographer Robert Christensen has documented in a spare compositional format, spontaneously designed buildings such as gas stations, garages, barns, bars, sheds, and shops. The artist states, “While quite a few of these buildings still stand, as a genus they are fading away, along with the individualism and self-reliance that produced them. Some have been replaced by mundane new construction, some have been chicly remodeled at the expense of their original allure, and some have just vanished.” This installation includes recent prints of images created from 1974 through 2013 which were donated by the artist to the Albuquerque Museum.
William H. Johnson, Sowing, 1940, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
African American Art in the 20th Century
Sept. 28, 2013 - Jan.19, 2014
The exhibition presents 100 paintings, sculptures, and photographs by 43 African American artists from the premier collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, more than half of which are being shown for the first time.
The exhibition features artists who came to prominence during the period bracketed by the Harlem renaissance and the Civil Rights movement.
Some trained in the country's most prestigious art schools, others in the ateliers of Paris. Many were teachers; others worked at whatever jobs allowed them time to create. All participated in the multivalent dialogues about art, black identity, and the rights of the individual that engaged American society throughout the 20th Century.
Vivian Vance, c. 1930, PA1978.153.vance
This exhibition will celebrate the life and times of one of Albuquerque’s most famous residents, the late Vivian Vance, of I Love Lucy fame, through family memoribilia and the museum’s Photoarchives.