This exhibition features the work of noted artists and artisans who lived and worked in northern New Mexico, especially around the art colonies of Santa Fe and Taos. Some of the most prominent New Mexico modernists featured in this installation include Georgia O’Keeffe, Stuart Davis, Victor Higgins, Jozef Bakos, and B.J.O. Nordfeldt.
During the Depression, many New Mexico artists were employed by the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Art Project to paint murals and create New Deal art. Those represented in this exhibition include Gustave Baumann and Pablita Velarde from Santa Clara Pueblo. Additionally, the work of master carver Felipe Archuleta is on view. This is a changing exhibition space where works from the Permanent Collection are periodically rotated.
Entry Gallery Update
Note: 20th Century Visions has been temporarily deinstalled in the Entry Gallery portion of the exhibit to allow the works on view to rest. Like people, paintings are prone to wear and tear from everyday life, particularly from light exposure, and need to periodically rest in storage in order to maintain a good state of preservation.
In the meantime, visitors can see a series of exhibits on modern and contemporary American Indian art.