The New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe is the oldest museum in the state. It’s mission is to promote the art of New Mexico by placing it into various contexts, especially in an international context. The history of the museum goes back 12000 years. It concentrates on the period from 1880 when the first railroads connected New Mexico to the rest of the United States, and focuses on the fusions that have taken place between Native American, Hispanic, and European American Art. In this video we meet with Tim Rogers, Chief Curator, and Joseph Traugott, Curator of 20th Century Art of the New Mexico Museum of Art to learn more about the museum, its collection and exhibitions, and the Santa Fe art scene in general. The current exhibitions are “How the West is One – The Art of New Mexico” (curated by Joseph Traugott), “Tuff Stuff” (work by four New Mexican artists, Dunham Aurelius, M Diaz, Harmony Hammond, and Jack Slentz; curated by Tim Rogers), “Flux – Reflections on Contemporary Glass”, “Gustave Baumann – A Santa Fe Legend”, and “Georgia O’Keeffe’s Legacy in New Mexico”. New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico / USA, July 7, 2008.
PS: The New Mexico Museum of Art has a podcast.
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