Santa Fe's artistic heritage spans centuries, from Native American Indian and Hispanic arts, to O'Keeffe, to a vibrant contemporary gallery and museum scene that surveys the range from whimsical folk art to abstract expressionism.
The Museum of Fine Arts is exploring the regional, cultural and historical context of Georgia O'Keeffe's art in its 80th anniversary exhibition entitled O'Keeffe's New Mexico.
The exhibition, featuring 125 works from the museum's collection, traces Native American, Hispanic and European-American artistic traditions in New Mexico from 1880 to today. O'Keeffe's haunting landscape, Bear Lake (1931) serves as a centerpiece of the wide-ranging exhibit.
Museum of Fine Arts
107 W. Palace Avenue, on Santa Fe's historic Plaza
Phone: (505) 827-4468
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture inaugurates its new 9,000-square-foot Amy Rose Bloch Wing on August 17 with a permanent exhibition entitled Here, Now and Always.
The more than 1,300 objects on display include 20th century Apache basket-weaving, a Navajo wool blanket from the late 1800s, and Mesa Verde pottery dating as far back as 1100 AD.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
710 Camino Lejo, off Old Santa Fe Trail
Phone: (505) 827-6344
Museum of International Folk Art continues its award-winning exhibit Recycled, Re-Seen: Folk Art from the Global Scrap Heap. The American Association of Museums named the compilation of discarded-material art the best 1996 exhibition in the United States.
Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo, off Old Santa Fe Trail
Phone: (505) 827-6350