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Santa Fe Museums
— Santa Fe & Taos


May 30, 2015


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A list of museums in Santa Fe, New Mexico along with information about on-going shows and exhibitions.



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Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

217 Johnson St. • 505-946-1000 • okeeffemuseum.org

The world's largest collection of O’Keeffe’s work. New Photography Acquisitions (March 27 – Sept 13, 2015) Georgia O’Keeffe was one of the most photographed women of the twentieth century. This exhibition presents a selection from the Museum’s collection of more than 2000 photographs of the artist.

Palace of the Governors and New Mexico History Museum

105 E. Palace Ave. • 505-476-5100 • palaceofthegovernors.org

113 Lincoln Ave. • 505-476-5200 • nmhistorymuseum.org

These connected buildings include permanent and temporary exhibitions that chronicle the history of Santa Fe, as well as New Mexico and the region. Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography (Apr 27, 2014 – Jan 10, 2016) Nearly 225 photographs and 40 cameras show how a light-tight box pierced by a hole and holding a piece of old-school film can reveal alternate versions of reality.

New Mexico Museum of Art

107 W. Palace Ave. • 505-476-5072 • nmartmuseum.org

Large collection of works by New Mexico artists, with traveling exhibitions. Art on the Edge 2015 (Apr 17 – Aug 16, 2015) presented by the Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography (FOCA+P). Artists from New Mexico and its adjoining states selected by Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. This year’s artists are Will Clift, Danae Falliers, Chris Oatey, Sarah McKenzie, Kate Rivers, Ian Fisher and Jill Christian.

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

108 Cathedral Place • 505-983-8900 • iaia.edu/museum

The nation’s only museum dedicated to contemporary Native American arts. The Truth About Stories – Julie Buffalohead (May 30 – July 31, 2015) ) A collection of recent works by Minneapolis-based artist Julie Buffalohead. Known for her use of allegory and archetype, Buffalohead’s narrative drawings are dreamscapes of coyotes, birds and other characters.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

710 Camino Lejo • 505-476-1250 • indianartsandculture.org

Collection of artworks and cultural history of Indian tribes of the Southwest region of the United States. Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley (Feb 15, 2015 - Jan 16, 2016) On view will be 32 works of art spanning the artist’s career, including paintings and sculptures.

Museum of International Folk Art

706 Camino Lejo • 505-476-1200 • moifa.org

Incredible collection of folk art from around the world.

The Red That Colored the World (May 17 – Sept 13, 2015) From antiquity to today, as symbol and hue, red has risen to the pinnacle of the color spectrum. Yet while most people know red, few know of its most prolific and enduring source: American Cochineal, a tiny, scaled insect that produces carminic acid.

Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts

750 Camino Lejo • 505-982-2226 • spanishcolonial.org

Home to a collection of Spanish Colonial art and artifacts that spans five centuries. Blue on Blue: Indigo and Cobalt in New Spain (Friday, June 12, 2015 – May 2016) will explore the use and importance of blue dyes and pigments in colonial life and the continued popularity of blue among the traditional arts of today.

SITE Santa Se

1606 Paseo de Peralta • 505-989-1199 • sitesantafe.org

Ever-changing contemporary art from around the world. Unsuspected Possibilites (July 18, 2015 – Oct 25, 2015) In the summer of 2015, SITE Sana Fe will present a collaboration between artists Leonardo Drew, Sarah Oppenheimer, and Marie Watt, and organized by SITE’s Curator Janet Dees. The artists will create new installations that are not only specific to SITE’s space but also responsive to each other.

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

704 Camino Lejo • 505-982-4636 • wheelwright.org

Historic arts and crafts as well as contemporary works from Native American cultures. Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry (June 7, 2015 – Ongoing) The result of more than 20 years of collecting and research focused on Navajo and Pueblo jewelry and related traditions. The Center will comprise one gallery devoted to silversmithing and other forms of jewelry, and a second gallery for changing exhibitions.



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