Monday, May 14, 2012

14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico

Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn guests often make galleries and museums a mainstay of their Santa Fe vacations.  The new exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Art, "It's About Time:  14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico", promises to be an impressive view of the state's art through the ages.

Featuring 120 works from Native American, Hispanic American and European American traditions, the exhibit demonstrates how these three cultures have always had a strong influence on one another, and how the art itself has been strongly influenced by changing world views, technology, culture and spirituality.   On view will be a wide range of art, from 14,000 year old Paleo-Indian tools to the contemporary abstract imagery of Agnes Martin and Judy Chicago.  This ambitious display of art in New Mexico serves to deepen our understanding of the region's diverse cultures, and to illuminate the evolution of mankind in general.

The exhibit, which opened on May 11, 2012, will be on display through January 2014.

New Mexico Museum of Art
107 West Palace Avenue (just four blocks from Hacienda Nicholas)
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Free Fridays! 5- 8pm
After Memorial Day, the museum will be open seven days a week, 10am-5pm.

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