2017

Getting the Points

BY CHRIS CREWS AND C.L. KIEFFER Saturday, October 21 is International Archaeology Day. For the past few years [...]

The History Whisperer

BY CAMILLE FLORES WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY MINESH BACRANIA Renowned historian Thomas E. Chávez is a grateful, if [...]

Notching It Up

BY LAURA ADDISON When Napa-based artist Freeland Tanner speaks about his work, he often uses the word [...]

The Secret Sanctuary

BY MICHAEL MILLER The New Mexico historic property known today as Los Luceros has supported consistent human [...]

The Accidental Angel

BY MARIE MARKESTEYN WITH CANDACE WALSH I truly believe that nobody ever really owns Los Luceros, but they [...]

Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate

The exhibition Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in the Global Marketplace opens June 9 in the Museum of International Folk Art’s Gallery of Conscience. It explores the ways in which folk artists from around the world and in New Mexico work within the global market setting. [...]

Free to Be You and Me

BY CANDACE WALSH Once upon a time, I was a child in the seventies with hippie parents. Want proof? If I had [...]

Ages and Stages

The Museum of Art’s St. Francis Auditorium— a sanctuary for the soul of Santa Fe—turns 100. [...]

A Different Angle

Sleeping During the Day: Vietnam, 1968, curated by Daniel Kosharek, includes thirty-three black-and-white images on view through October 1, 2017. Kosharek is photo curator at the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, which has housed the Herbert Lotz Collection since 2008. A survey of Lotz’s personal letters from Vietnam accompanies the photographs. [...]

Headed into the Wind

BY JACK LOEFFLER I was a seventeen-year-old senior in high school when I received news that I had failed my [...]

Drawing Near To The Divine

"SUPPOSE ONE COULD CATCH THEM BEFORE they become ‘works of art?’ Catch them hot & sudden as they rise in the mind.” In her diary, Virginia Woolf examined the stuff of thought, its shape and contours as well as its inherent slipperiness. While she was largely concerned with literature, her questions apply just as well to the visual arts. What does an idea look like before it is labored over, crafted, and shaped into a finished piece? [...]

The Art Of Listening

What is a need? Lama founder Barbara Durkee (now Asha Greer), speaking about the 1967 founding of Lama Commune just north of Taos, explains that she knew there was a need for water, and hot water at that; here in New Mexico there is always a need for water. Her needs did not extend much beyond that. Experiencing a back-tothe land lifestyle on the side of a mountain was the real need she was attempting to fulfill. The pursuit of this desire was one of the many products of the rise of the 1960s and 1960s counterculture in the American Southwest. [...]

Dressed for Success in the West

In 1865, New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley famously urged, “Go West, young man, and grow up with the country.” The imperative suggested economic opportunity, and indeed boundless opportunities greeted the young men and women who struck out on wagon trains and horseback to make their fortunes in the West. But the young, restless, and unemployed also saw the opportunity as a chance to reinvent themselves by tossing off Eastern conventions. [...]
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