The New Mexico Museum of Art
It’s About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico
May 11, 2012 – Jan 5, 2014
Traces art in the American Southwest from the earliest Clovis culture to the present. It’s About Time emphasizes the prime objects of artistic change as part of the centennial celebration of New Mexico statehood.
On display May 11, 2012 – Jan 5, 2014
It’s About Time traces art in the American Southwest from the earliest Clovis culture to the present. The exhibition and related publication include Native American, Hispanic and European American art. It’s About Time emphasizes the prime objects of artistic change as part of the centennial celebration of New Mexico statehood.
The exhibition begins with the changing nature of New Mexico art and includes Paleo Indian, Ancestral Pueblo, and Native and Hispanic art during the Spanish Colonial period. The chronology continues with art from the American colonial, early statehood, and post-World War II periods. The contemporary works in the final section look to the past but envision the future.
Viewers will note the interactions and artistic fusions that have occurred across ethnic divides over vast periods of time.
Well-known artists in the exhibition include T.C. Cannon, Judy Chicago, E. Irving Couse, Robert Henri, Marsden Hartey, Luis Jimenez, Raymond Jonson, Agnes Martin, Maria and Julian Martinez, Bruce Nauman, Georgia O’Keeffe, Patrick Oliphant, Agnes Pelton, Florence Miller Pierce, Diego Romero, and Luis Tapia.
A 300 page publication, with the same title, includes 240 full color reproductions will be published in
The exhibition will open May 11, 2012 and run through January 2014.
The exhibition is generously funded by the New Mexico Humanities Council, Newman’s Own Foundation, and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.
Raymond Jonson, American, 1891 – 1982
Variations on Rhythm N, 1932
Oil on canvas 37 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.
Gift of Raymond Jonson, 1936
New Mexico Museum of Art 287.23p