Trinity: Reflections on the Bomb Explores Artists’s Responses to the First Detonation of a Nuclear Weapon

Albuquerque Museum Explores Artists’s Responses to the First Detonation of a Nuclear Weapon; Trinity: Reflections on the Bomb opens online May 23, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—April 27, 2020—Albuquerque Museum is pleased to announce a timely exhibition, Trinity: Reflections on the Bomb, which explores artists’s responses to the first detonation of a nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico, and coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Trinity explosion. The online exhibition opens May 23, 2020.

This exhibition presents a brief history of artistic, ecological, humanitarian, political, and popular culture responses. Works featured in the online exhibition offer an aesthetic dimension to the scientific and historical exhibitions offered by other museums in New Mexico.

“We have worked closely with artists, other museums and collectors, and community members to develop content for this original exhibition for nearly two years,” says Albuquerque Museum’s Curator of Art, Josie Lopez, PhD. “Restrictions currently in place prevent us from realizing this project in a physical gallery exhibition as originally planned, but Albuquerque Museum is excited to share this important exhibition in a digital format so that people have access to the artwork. The online version of the project provides an opportunity to present this exhibition to wider national and international audiences and it gives us the ability to share links to additional content and resources."

More than 50 artists will be represented, including Tom Joyce, Will Wilson, Nicola Lopez, 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.

In addition, the Museum will offer educational programming to expand the content of the exhibition. Visit our website for updates.

Trinity: Reflections on the Bomb
View Online at
May 23 to September 6, 2020

About Albuquerque Museum
Albuquerque Museum has served as the city's cultural center since 1967. Located in the heart of Old Town, the Museum is a leading institution for art, history and culture in the Southwest. Albuquerque Museum is a division of the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque.

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