History

By the Book

BY JAMES GLISSON After nearly twenty years in Los Angeles, Frederick Hammersley (1919–2009) moved to [...]

Before Photocopiers

BY PENELOPE HUNTER-STIEBEL I went to visit Tom Leech, curator and director of the Palace Press, in hopes of [...]

Manson’s Mission

BY DENISE LASSAW In 1967, I turned twenty-two years old at New Buffalo in Arroyo Hondo. I loved living in [...]

Stitched to the Soul

BY KATE NELSON Once upon a time, in a trading post on Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation, a bored [...]

Happy Birthday, MIAC!

BY LYNN CLINE It’s been thirty years since the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture opened its doors on Museum [...]

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 [...]

Lasting Impressions

BY MAXINE MCBRINN Years ago, I fell in love with ancient sandals. These simple sandals were worn 2,000 to [...]

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? [...]

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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