The New Mexico Museum of Art presents Alcove Shows 1917 – 1927 featuring sixty-one art works by twenty-four artists in the museum’s permanent collection. During the museum’s first decade there were approximately three hundred exhibitions in the museum’s alcoves. Alcove Shows 1917 – 1927 reflects as much as possible the first decade of alcove exhibitions, including artists Ernest L. Blumenschein and William Penhallow Henderson who were in the museum’s November 24, 1917 inaugural exhibition. The exhibition is installed in the New Mexico Museum of Art alcoves, progressing from an introductory alcove that presents Native American weaving and pottery along with two surprising trends from the first 10 years of exhibitions - the importance of Japanese printmaking to Modernism, and the large percentage of art by women (between 25-50 percent each year). The other five galleries spotlight five artists – Blumenschein, Henderson, Sloan, Jonson and Gilpin – along with work by family and close associates who stayed in New Mexico, who were changed by New Mexico, and who changed New Mexico’s art and culture in turn.
Music by Chase Morrison and Melanie Monsour (cello and keyboard). Refreshment’s served.