Painting and Drawing

Frederick Hammersley

Frederick Hammersley was one of the Four Abstract Classicists, a group of groundbreaking young painters working in Southern California after World War II. Hammersley’s work is emblematic of their hard-edge painting style. Much like the artist himself, his artwork he created is measured, clever, intelligent, and cool.  Hammersley kept comprehensive notebooks and sketchbooks that capture his thought process,...

Storytellers: Writing and Drawing Narrative Art

This activity explores creative writing and drawing using art from the collection as inspiration. We offer guidance on writing creative short stories, while sharpening observation skills and steps to make a gesture drawing. Gesture Drawing Telling Stories

Women Artists

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote in the Untied States. In conjunction with this momentous anniversary, we want to celebrate the women who have helped shape the visual history of New Mexico. The Women Artists activity series introduces you to a...

Color and Line

Explore lines, the starting point for most artistic creation. Learn about color theory and how to make colors look good together. This information is from an in-gallery exploration station, modified to an online version for you to enjoy at home! Explore lines, the starting point for most artistic creation. Learn about color theory and how to make colors look good together....