Made in New Mexico

December 1, 2018 - long term display
Patricia Gaylord Anderson Gallery

New Mexico is home to a lot of great things, from important historical sites and diverse state parks to roasted green and red chilies. It’s also a land rich with artistic traditions, and continues to be an inspiration to artists today. Native artists and craftsmen have been working here for centuries, while artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley have traveled here seeking new ideas for their work. Today New Mexico continues to attract artists from around the world, whether they seek the mountains of Santa Fe or the unique community of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. Art has always been one of New Mexico’s strongest assets, and will undoubtedly continue to be one of its defining features in the twenty-first century.

Drawn from the Museum’s extensive collection, Made in New Mexico is a semi-permanent exhibition highlighting the diverse art world of this remarkable state. From the indigenous traditions of Native American potters or Spanish American santeros, to the creative communities of the Taos Art Colony and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, New Mexico is a place that is rich with its own creative traditions while simultaneously attracting new artistic ideas and influences from around the world. The works in this show will reflect a range of subjects and styles, but all share the common bond of being made in the Land of Enchantment. Pieces from this show will be periodically rotated to keep the installation fresh and interesting, so be sure to visit often!