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William Mortensen: Impure Photography

Heretical, outspoken, dramatic, and a consummate showman, William Mortensen (1897-1965) was one of the most controversial figures of twentieth-century photography, locking horns with Ansel Adams in public debates over the direction and future of photography as an art form. The challenge Mortensen posed to photographers who would come to constitute the cannon of early twentieth-century...

Judith F. Baca: Sites of Public Memory

Join artist Judith F. Baca who will share with us the plans for the expansion of her acclaimed 2,754 feet long mural The Great Wall of Los Angeles as well as discuss formative early works that shaped her personal and creative narrative. Merry Scully, curator of the Poetic Justice exhibition will introduce the artist and there will be...

A Conversation with Mildred Howard

Thursday, February 3, 6PM MST Zoom Webinar FREE   Artist Mildred Howard talks with Executive Director Dr. Mark White about her career, her contribution to the exhibition Poetic Justice, and her installation The Time and Space of Now.       Click here to register in advance for this webinar.       Image: Installation detail of...

Ansel Adams: Pure Photography Exhibition Opening

Join us in the museum to see our latest exhibit, Ansel Adams: Pure Photography, opening Saturday, January 29. Ansel Adams: Pure Photography includes close-up nature studies, portraits, and views of architecture Adams made during this formative time. A small selection of later photographs, including two of his most iconic prints, Aspens, New Mexico and Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico. The...

Selections from the 20th Century Collection

Join us Saturday, January 29 for the opening of Selections from the 20th Century Collection, the inaugural exhibitiong dedicated to showcasing the permanent collection of the Museum of Art  on the second floor of our historic plaza building. After more than a century of collecting, the New Mexico Museum of Art has become home to...