In celebration of our forward momentum, In Transit takes a fun look at the idea of movement, transportation, and overall change. Drawn from the permanent collection, this show presents the idea of transit in a variety of forms, from physical transportation to spiritual enlightenment. Some works, such as the replica wagons, reference the western migrations of the nineteenth century across the United States, as people sought out new opportunities in the American Southwest. Other works evoke a more internal, intellectual kind of movement, with knowledge and spiritual awareness becoming the means to moving into a different plane of being. What all of these works share is a sense of transition, and we invite you to enjoy the spirit of change.
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.
December 1, 2018 - January 27, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 1, 4- 6:30 pm
(During our Holiday Open House)
Artist's Lecture at 4 pm
Spring River Gallery
Quilting has become an increasingly diverse and prominent art form since the late twentieth century. What was once considered primarily a craft, is rightfully being appreciated as an art form, with artists creating a diverse range of works. From naturalistic, pictorial quilts to expressive, nonobjective works, quilts have become as diverse as the contemporary art world itself, reflecting new and different ideas as more people contribute to its ongoing development as art.
For centuries, still life painting has been an important artistic genre. More than a depiction of objects, artists have used this subject to discuss broader themes of mortality, wealth, cultural exchange, and other ideas. In New Mexico in particular, still life has been used as a means to explore this state’s rich and complex multicultural heritage, with artists painting santos, blankets and other objects that highlight Spanish and Native American influences. Read more