Highlights from the Harwood Museum of Art’s Collection of Contemporary Art is the first installation in the newly re-purposed Joyce and Sherman Scott Gallery. Previously utilized for temporary exhibitions, the Scott Gallery now showcases work from the Harwood Museum of Art's renowned collection of work created after 1965.
“The Harwood Museum of Art has always been committed to celebrating both the rich cultural history of northern New Mexico, and the art of our time” says Susan Longhenry, Director of the Harwood Museum of Art. “We’re actively collecting contemporary art, and we’ve got some fantastic pieces that we can’t wait to share with our visitors.”
One of those works is Ronald Davis’ Six-Ninths Red, an important piece created in 1966 and recently acquired by the museum with funds provided in part by the Harwood Museum Alliance. “The Harwood Museum Alliance supports the museum in so many ways, including the sponsorship of major acquisitions like this one,” says Longhenry. Additional support for the acquisition was provided by Gifford and Joanne Phillips. The installation also features work by Larry Bell, Ken Price, Susan Ressler, Tony Abetya, Peter Chinni, Johnnie Winona Ross, and other contemporary artists who have lived and worked in Taos. - Jina Brenneman, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions