ArtSlant - Museums en-us 40 Center for Contemporary Art, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505 <h2 class="art-postheader" style="text-align: justify;"><a class="PostHeader" href="">Mission / Vision</a></h2> <div class="art-postcontent"> <div class="art-article"> <h4 style="text-align: justify;">MISSION STATEMENT</h4> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Mission of the Center for Contemporary Arts is to create, maintain and promote a vibrant regional gathering place for the exploration and presentation of diverse and challenging contemporary art forms and ideas through our interdisciplinary programs: film, digital media, visual arts, performance and educational outreach.</p> <h4 style="text-align: justify;">VISION STATEMENT</h4> <p style="text-align: justify;">Diverse, imaginative programming attracts a diverse, imaginative audience. CCA&rsquo;s primary goal is to encourage creative, innovative activity as it emerges. CCA has become a familiar and inviting environment for the public to contact innovative new work. It is unique in its commitment to new, experimental work and the artists who make it. Audiences understand and support this distinction. This encourages artist-audience interaction and seeks to broaden understanding and awareness of the work presented. The many artists who perform, exhibit, and screen in this intimate setting early in their careers are nurtured to go on to appear in prestigious, international venues. As the region&rsquo;s only nonprofit arts organization dedicated to presenting multidisciplinary emergent and local contemporary art and arts education, more than 50,000 visitors annually experience CCA&rsquo;s programs: Cinema (35,000); Visual Arts exhibits (12,000); Performing Arts exhibits (1,500); Arts education and community based events (900); and Digital Media Arts (600).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">CCA&rsquo;s programs and services reflect the needs and interest of our communities and actively seek minorities and special constituencies as part of its programming policy. CCA is committed to supporting work, and the development of work, by emerging and mid-career artists. CCA has partnered with 34 human and social service agencies, Title 1 schools, Navajo Nation, and the education departments of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos. CCA encourages imaginative new endeavors by acting as a site for exchange within the community and by acting as a platform for cultural dialog. On-going campus-wide thematic curation explores a variety of topics such as sustainability, social justice, indigenous issues, and arts and science collaborations. Venues that support this programming include: (1) Cinematheque: Native Cinema Showcase &ndash; films by Native Americans and indigenous cultures throughout the world; African Effect Film Festival &ndash; examines the contributions of African filmmaking on African-American diaspora; (2) Mu&ntilde;oz Waxman Gallery &ndash; emergent and mid-career artists explorations (3) spector ripps project space &ndash; developed in 2007 for emerging local artists; (4) Moving Image Lab - digital art and sound, video and performance. (5) Digital and Mobile Lab &ndash; on-site educational outreach to outer regions of state; tutorials and digital media classes in lab at CCA.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Centrally located in Santa Fe, CCA&rsquo;s campus is a valuable artists&rsquo; resource center that assists with on-site artist's residencies, production services, education and information programs, and the presentation and exhibition of multi-disciplinary work. By investing $1.5 million of private funding in the renovation of our 6,000 sq.ft. Mu&ntilde;oz Waxman gallery, CCA has been able to provide a major exhibition venue for visual, digital, and performing artists. Built in 1938, the Mu&ntilde;oz Waxman gallery restoration has enhanced the historical integrity of the building's architectural qualities, providing a dynamic to raise the profile of curators, exhibitors, performers, filmmakers, and designers through exposure of their work. By providing an environment that encourages a responsive public context for new work, CCA advances the community&rsquo;s and the public&rsquo;s participation in art, and brings together innovative practitioners from all parts of the region and country.</p> </div> </div> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 16:14:21 +0000 Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 North Main Street, Las Cruces , NM 88001 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:45:17 +0000 Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87101 <p>The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), a center of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation for contemporary Native art, history and culture through presentation, acquisition, preservation and interpretation. The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is recognized as the preeminent organizer of exhibitions devoted exclusively to the display of dynamic and diverse arts practices representative of Native North America.</p> <p>The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts encourages creative expression across the fields of arts and culture as an opportunity to establish and cultivate cross-cultural dialogue with communities at the local, national and global level.</p> <p>MoCNA&rsquo;s exhibitions, programs and its National Collection of Contemporary Native Arts are integral to nurturing and growing the Institute of American Indian Arts legacy, college community and curriculum across academic and artistic disciplines.</p> Fri, 19 Feb 2016 00:35:27 +0000 New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The New Mexico Museum of Art is a unit of the Museum of New Mexico, which also includes the Museum of International Folk Art, the New Mexico Museum of Art, and the Palace of the Governors, Museum of Indian Arts &amp; Culture. </span></p> <div class="ap-whitebox-body"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The New Mexico Museum of Art building dates only to 1917, but its architects looked to the past, and based the design on the 300 year-old mission churches at Acoma and other pueblos.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">It shares the graceful simplicity of pueblo architecture and the sense of being created from the earth. In turn, the building established the Pueblo Spanish Revival style of architecture, for which Santa Fe is known. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">It was built to become the art gallery of the Museum of New Mexico, which had been founded in 1909 by archaeologist Edgar Lee Hewett. He had begun holding art shows in the historic Palace of the Governors, then realized that an art gallery would be needed to effectively promote art throughout the region.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The architects, Rapp and Rapp, had built the wildly successful New Mexico pavilion for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego. They enlarged and modified that design and proposed it for the new art gallery. The Art Gallery of the Museum of New Mexico opened in 1917, and many of the works that were exhibited at the opening remain in the collection today.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The early Art Gallery’s “open door” policy encouraged artists working in New Mexico to exhibit their work, since Santa Fe’s commercial gallery network was years away. That welcome, mixed with the excitement about New Mexico that was generated by the tourism industry, enticed artists with formal training from other parts of the country. The resulting blending and cross-influences of Native American, Hispanic, and European-based cultures created a unique body of work that is the basis of the New Mexico Museum of Art collection.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The museum changed its name over the years, as it grew and redefined its mission. The current name, The New Mexico Museum of Art, was adopted in 2007 to reflect the breadth of New Mexico art.  Its previous name, "The Museum of Fine Arts" had been adopted in 1962.</span></p> </div> <p><input id="gwProxy" type="hidden" /><input onclick="jsCall();" id="jsProxy" type="hidden" /></p> <div id="refHTML"></div> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:48:52 +0000 Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 West 11th Street, Roswell, NM 88201 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:28:08 +0000 SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta , Santa Fe, NM 87501 <p style="text-align: justify;">SITE Santa Fe is a private not-for-profit, non-collecting contemporary arts organization committed to enriching the cultural life of Santa Fe and beyond. It meets this commitment by providing an ongoing venue for exhibitions of artists who merit international recognition, as well as offering education and multidisciplinary public programs. Its International Biennial is a crucial part of this mission.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">SITE Santa Fe was launched in 1995 to organize the only international biennial of contemporary art in the U.S. Conceived to bring the global contemporary art dialogue to the art-rich Southwest, and as a major event on par with such renowned exhibitions as the Whitney Biennial and the Venice Biennale, it has become an integral event for contemporary art aficionados, attracting tens of thousands of visitors from around the world. To date, SITE Santa Fe has successfully held six biennials, each of which has drawn worldwide attention and brought important contemporary art from all over the world to Santa Fe. Past biennial curators have either arrived as or have subsequently become superstars in the world of contemporary art. Following their SITE Santa Fe Biennial guest curatorships, Francesco Bonami (1997), Rosa Mart&iacute;nez (1999) and Robert Storr (2004) were chosen to organize the Venice Biennales in 2003, 2005 and 2007, respectively. Dave Hickey received the coveted MacArthur &ldquo;Genius Award&rdquo; after curating SITE&rsquo;s Biennial in 2001. In 2006, Klaus Ottmann, a New York-based independent curator organized SITE Santa Fe&rsquo;s Sixth International Biennial, <em>Still Points of the Turning World</em> that ran from July 9, 2006 to January 7, 2007.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Following the success of the first Biennial in 1995, SITE Santa Fe expanded its operations to include 3-4 exhibitions per year; the Art &amp; Culture series of public programming events; an extensive education and outreach program serving the communities of Santa Fe and New Mexico; and catalogue publications. During non-biennial seasons, the museum brings noted artists to Santa Fe for solo and group exhibitions. Artists who have exhibited here include Janine Antoni, Cai Guo-Qiang, Gregory Crewdson, Andy Goldsworthy, Roni Horn, Juan Mu&ntilde;oz, Ernesto Neto, and Dana Schutz, among more than 400 other important artists. The Art &amp; Culture series reaches out to a diverse arts audience by providing multidisciplinary programming that includes lectures and discussions with artists, curators, and museum directors as well as poetry readings, film, chamber music, and dance performances.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In October 2003, SITE finalized the purchase of its building located in Santa Fe&rsquo;s historic Railyard District, which is currently undergoing major redevelopment, and entered into a long-term lease on the land, bolstering SITE&rsquo;s stability and growth potential. In 2006, SITE broke ground on the construction of a new addition to its current building&mdash;a 4,000 sq. ft. fabrication workshop. This expansion, which will be completed in summer 2007, allows SITE to integrate more commission-based works into their exhibition programming.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Laura Steward Heon joined the staff as director/curator in April 2005 after serving as Founding Curator for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) for nine years. She brings to the job a substantial and impressive record of exhibitions, publications, and awards and has quickly earned the respect of SITE&rsquo;s Board and staff, and significantly, the Santa Fe community.</p> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:11:35 +0000 University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus), MSC04 2570, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 <p style="text-align: justify;">With close to 30,000 objects, the University Art Museum houses by far the largest fine art collections in New Mexico. These collections enable us to fulfill our mandated missions: to educate about and through art, to directly support the academic programs of the University of New Mexico, to enrich the cultural life of the city and the state, and to contribute to the international scholarly community.</p> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 06:25:58 +0000 University of New Mexico Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux Street, Taos, New Mexico 87571 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 09:27:09 +0000 Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505 <p><span style="font-size: small;">The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian was founded in 1937 by Mary Cabot Wheelwright. Born into a wealthy Boston family, Wheelwright traveled widely and had a lifelong interest in the study of religions. Her collaborator in the establishment of the museum was Hastiin Klah, an esteemed and influential Navajo singer, or "medicine man." Klah was born in 1867, when most of Navajo people were held as prisoners of war by the United States government.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">In the 1960s and 1970s the Navajo Nation exerted its independence through a number of sweeping changes, including the establishment of its own community college system. Also at that time Navajo singers founded the Navajo Medicine Men's Association. The teachings of traditional Navajo religion enjoyed a revival, and its practitioners began to express their concerns about the teaching of Navajo religion by anyone other than Navajos. In 1977 the museum's board of trustees acknowledged the wisdom and authority of the Navajo Medicine Man's Association by voting to repatriate several Navajo medicine bundles and other items to the Navajo people, who now maintain them at the Ned A. Hatathli Cultural Center Museum at Navajo Community College, Tsaile, Arizona.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">With the repatriation of 1977, the museum changed its name to the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. Although it is no longer actively involved in the study of Navajo religion, it maintains growing, world-renowned collections that document Navajo art and culture from 1850 to the present. It also presents changing exhibitions on traditional and contemporary Navajo and other Native American arts.</span></p> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:40:50 +0000