Mayhem Summer Museum | Summer guide
Some of you reading this will no doubt remember a time not so long ago when walking through the doors of a museum was as natural and common an experience as doing almost anything else, and time past outside the monuments of the arts of Santa Fe surely stung. As the summer accelerates, the cultural offer does the same. See! A handful of intriguing, excellent, or otherwise interesting events that are already opening or unfolding over the next few months (or years). This is only the beginning, however, and we expect more exhibits and events to emerge as health orders evolve.
International folk art museum
#mask: creative responses to the global pandemic
After last year, if we were to create one of these super cool word clouds out of the language most used during the COVID-19 pandemic, the “mask” would almost certainly be the most important. Somehow, wearing a piece of cloth to protect yourself and others has become a burning issue. How ridiculous that sounds like aside, artists around the world have stepped up to put their own versions on the covers, and the Museum of International Folk Art has turned that idea into a show. Looking at everything from santeros and photography to fashion, plague doctors and everything in between, the show’s timeline traces masks as far back as the 1300s and was curated by a team from MOIFA including Nicolasa Chávez, curator of the colonial Latin, Hispanic and Spanish collections who declares in a press release that “This exhibition is a fabulous showcase of the endurance of the human spirit”.
Wheelwright Museum of Native Americans
Shonto Begay: The eyes of the world; Until October 3
The famous impressionist Diné comes to the Wheelwright after an already solid series of exhibitions (we especially liked Resilience: Humor in Native American Art) with an autobiographical series based on a connection to the land, environmental awareness and personal stories. We’ve seen the press for this show go national, making it all the more vital to locals before nerds from neighboring states come down.
Indian Arts and Culture Museum
Clearly Indigenous: Indigenous visions reinvented in glass; Until September 5
When 33 Indigenous glassmakers come together in a show so massive that it took the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture to build an addition to its already awe-inspiring space, you know it’s going to be magical. Glass is one of the most fascinating mediums, from its humble beginnings a billion years ago to the bizarre Venetian death take on mirrors (Google, that’s amazing) to proud and magnificent contributions of our native brothers and sisters who go back further than anyone knows and maintain a presence today. Curator Letitia Chambers, formerly CEO of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, is behind one of the most promising exhibitions of the summer, and with names like Dale Chihuly, Jody Naranjo, Preston Singletary, Dan Friday and so many others, you just can’t miss this event.
Alcoves 20/20 # 4; Until June 27
The museum is in progress Alcoves His Goodwin Gallery series was cut short by the pandemic, but was therefore extended until the end of June. Find the Cara Romero photo by Chemehuevi who kills her as always, as well as the Polaroid photos of the Abuquerque engraver and painter Karsten Creightney and sometimes of JC Gonzo, collaborator of SFR.
Gustave Baumann — Go West said a little voice until February 13
A look at Baumann’s landscapes and other inspired works during and after his arrival in New Mexico circa 1918. Also find works by fellow Baumann Marsden Hartley, Ansel Adams and John Sloan, as well as other contemporary artists who , in turn, were inspired by Baumann’s iconic efforts and wanted the party to continue. Opening on August 14.
Mary Weatherford: Canyon – Daisy – Eden; Until September 5
Who doesn’t like to see another exhibition from a still-living artist, especially in Santa Fe’s most avant-garde institution in the Santa Fe Railyard? In this case, Mary Weatherford is that artist, and SITE has put together a whole retrospective of its decades of production. Guest curator Bill Arning’s traveling exhibit will only be in Santa Fe for a short time, and somewhere between gesture painting, neon glass, and opera heroines, you’ll probably wish she lived here full time.
Spanish Society of Colonial Arts
Neo-Pueblo-Spanish style: the director’s residence and the architecture of John Gaw Meem; In progress
With its newly renovated space on Museum Hill and a 2021 traditional Spanish market in person, the Spanish Society for Colonial Arts is opening a long-term exhibition on why all of Santa Fe’s architecture seems to have a uniform aesthetic and what it does. has to do with John Gaw Meem. It will be historic! Open on July 1st.
El Rancho de las Golondrinas
27th Annual Santa Fe Wine Festival; August 14 and 15
Okay, this is obviously not an exhibit, but since El Rancho de las Golondrinas is known as a living history museum, anything that happens on its sprawling campus just outside of town can be included. in a museum overview. And this one is good, because everything revolves around wine. Well, and vendors like By George CBD, Le Paris French Bakery, Santa Fe Honey Salon and Tea and more, as well as dishes from Tres Colores, Jambo Hapa, Bruno’s Pizza and others. Go carefully, please.