The Lake George show tells so much about an artist too many see narrowly as a southwest artist. Whoever curated this needs a raise.
This adobe styled museum is in the block next to the historic plaza and contains exhibits of both sculpture and iconic photography. You can visit this and the New Mexico History Museum with a combination pass.
I expected much better coverage of the Taos art colony than you get from the permanent exhibition here. Instead they give such a broad overview, including prehistoric and Indian art right up through contemporary works, that it feels shallow and unsatisfying. The special exhibition of photography from four (?) different collectors just didn't hang together at all. I could find... More
Unfortunately, we arrived when the special exhibits were changing, but we enjoyed the permanent collection. The architecture is quite photogenic, with ristras hanging from alcoves in the museum's plaza. This is part of the NM Culture Pass, allowing a visit to 4 museums in Santa Fe and many sites elsewhere, at $25/person.
Interesting and inviting museum exhibits offer an educational treat. The New Mexico Museum of Art, located near the Santa Fe plaza, is steeped with history.
Although we found the present special collection on loan more than disappointing, the rest of the museum was worth the entry cost. Art, to me, is a way of feeding the soul. Finding Plexiglas containers holding common notebook paper with a small smudge of watercolor paint (like someone had cleaned their thumb on the paper) on each page, displayed as... More
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