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New Mexico Museum of Art
107 West Palace Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501

The New Mexico Museum of Art is a feast for the soul and the senses, from the gentle curves of the photogenic Pueblo-Revival building outside to the distinguished collection of 20th and 21st century American art on exhibit inside. Built in 1917 to effectively promote art throughout the region, the museum has surpassed all promise, not only with anticipated exhibitions of treasured art by Taos and Santa Fe masters but also with powerful displays of contemporary art in all media. The current, longterm exhibition "It's About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico" proves in one long chronology that New Mexicans have always made art and apparently will never stop. From gallery to gallery, visitors follow the changing nature of art in the American Southwest, starting with the earliest Clovis-culture artists whose names will never be known to artists whose names are known well; among them, Georgia O'Keeffe, E. Irving Couse, Agnes Martin, and Maria and Julian Martinez. As the museum's collections have diversified so have its exhibitions, with works by a variety of photographers, through collaborations with art organizations, and by continuing to present biennial juried shows featuring emerging artists, a custom established when the museum was founded. To better experience all the New Mexico Museum of Art has to offer, visitors can join scheduled gallery talks, slide lectures and gala openings.