Information about exhibitions coming to the Albuquerque Museum.
Lead With the Arts: Project Dreamscape
May 11-June 9, 2013
Lead with the Arts is the Museum’s after school program in the arts for teens. Participants worked with local artists' collective, Meow Wolf and museum staff to develop and install an exhibition of their own work. Project Dreamscape is the culmination of the students' year-long program.
Erika Osborne, Looking for Moran, 2012, oil on canvas, 48 x 96 in., Lent by the artist
Changing Perceptions of the Western Landscape
May 18 - Sept. 1, 2013
Changing Perceptions examines the revived interest in landscape by contemporary artists, demonstrating the power of the land to speak to the imagination.
Recent works in painting, photography, printmaking, and even sculpture trace the evolving image of the landscape in art of the last 40 years. Many contemporary landscape artists explore the way that humanity has laid its hands on the land. Fences, dams, highways, and billboards appear as an acknowledgement that pristine wilderness is a rarity, foreign to most peoples' experience.
Among the diverse artists showcased are Gus Foster, Woody Gwyn,Amelia Bauer, Wes Hempel, Joanne Lefrak, Jack Loeffler, Patrick Nagatani, Donald Woodman, Erika Osborne, Ed Ruscha, Mary Tsiongas, and Vincent Valdez.
Their passionate visions of the landscape take viewers on vividly detailed journeys around the American West and into the challenging imaginations of modern day explorers.
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.
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.