Art & Humanities
New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History
New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History is a journey through the New Mexico Museum of Art’s rich collection of paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs bringing our state’s artistic heritage to you, the owners of these works—students, teachers, families, and art and history lovers. We have selected images highlighting New Mexico’s history and cultural traditions from pre-Conquest to our present day. Four themes: Pueblo People, Opening the West, Growing New Mexico, and People Places and Politics offer you a view into the life and times of New Mexico and New Mexicans as our state grew and developed.
A Digital Exploration of Humanities Through the Arts
A Digital Exploration of Humanities Through the Arts is an online platform designed around distinct modules, each of which will offer multiple ways to engage audiences with content appropriate for learners of varying educational levels. The project will draw from both iconic and less recognizable works from NMMOA’s permanent collection and archives, creating additional opportunities to digitize and make available a greater portion of the collection. To fully demonstrate the relationship between the visual arts and any one of the humanities, modules might, for example, utilize animations, online games, three-dimensional modeling, or videos with commentary from scholars, artists, or community leaders. Content will be provided in both English and Spanish. Twelve modules will be completed during project’s first year, with an equivalent number completed in subsequent years.
This project will introduce the Museum’s collection to new audiences through insightful and innovative educational programming, designed to further knowledge about art and the associated humanities. The initial modules will compliment K-12 curriculum providing educators with additional means of enriching their lessons plans. Content will be developed with guidance of an advisory board comprised of five individuals representing diverse humanities’ disciplines, backgrounds, and ethnicities. Modules will respond to state curricular standards and will be suited for specific educational levels. Mid- to long-term, the project will expand to include university students and lifelong learners across all geographies.