The University of New Mexico Art Museum’s Hindsight Insight 3.0 Transforms Galleries into an Extension of the Classroom

László Moholy-Nagy (Hungarian, 1895-1946), Untitled (Abstraction), c. 1925-1928. Gelatin silver print photogram. Gift of Beaumont Newhall.

The University of New Mexico Art Museum (UNMAM) is proud to announce the next installment of our permanent collection exhibition series, Hindsight Insight 3.0: Portraits, Landscapes, and Abstraction from the UNM Art Museum. Opening on September 8th, 2023, the hybrid project space and exhibition features portraits, landscapes, and abstract artworks from the museum’s collection that complement the curricula of the University of New Mexico’s Department of Art and Art History during the Fall 2023 semester.

Hindsight Insight 3.0 is organized into three thematic sections that will be activated by UNM faculty and students throughout the semester, transforming the exhibition into an extension of the classroom. Collaboratively developed by UNMAM curators Mary Statzer and Angel Jiang, alongside UNM Art and Art History professors Amanda Curreri, Kevin Mulhearn, and Ray Hernández-Durán, each section was curated to enhance their curriculum. Students will also take on the role of active collaborators through research, writing, and programming.

The exhibition highlights the museum’s photography collection through the section Evolving Vision: 20th Century Photography. Throughout the semester, students in UNM Assistant Professor of Art History Kevin Mulhearn’s “Twentieth Century Photography” course will research the photographs to provide written contributions to the exhibition.

Nusch Éluard, Precious Woods, from the series La Carte Surrealiste Premier Serie, 1937. Collotype postcard published by Georges Hugnet. Museum purchase.

For Every History Told: Chicano and Latinx Art and Representation showcases artworks that were selected to complement UNM Professor of Art History Ray Hernández-Durán’s course “Chicano and Latinx Art.” Over the course of the semester, students will have the opportunity to research and present on works featured in this section. The museum will also host two Gale Memorial Lectures with Tatiana Reinoza and Robb Hernández, scholars of Latinx art and literature.

Roberto Gil de Montes (American, b. Mexico, 1950), Untitled, 1988. Acrylic on panel. Gift of James Shelton Jr. to the Raymond Jonson Collection.

But History and I, an installation by UNM Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing Amanda Curreri, addresses the need for more queer and activist work in the museum’s collection. Curreri’s contributions include performances and activations that will occur throughout the semester, involving students in her course “ACT_ON/ACT_IN.”

Amanda Curreri, We Cannot Live on Clams Alone (detail), 2014-ongoing. Mussel shells, wooden dowel rods, thread, flagpole mounts, and vinyl photomural. Lent by the artist courtesy of Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco.

Hindsight Insight 3.0 connects the past, the present, and the potential of the collection by reflecting on the museum’s history while making it relevant to 21st-century learners. Through this ongoing initiative, UNMAM invites the university community to actively participate in the development, presentation, and interpretation of the exhibition. We invite you to join us in celebration of these creative partnerships on September 8th, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at UNMAM.


Upcoming Events & Programs:

September 8: Opening Reception @ UNMAM, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

September 15: Mindful Looking with Justine Andrews, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

October 10: UNMAM Birthday Bash, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

October 20: Gale Memorial Lecture: Tatiana Reinoza, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

October 27: Mindful Looking with Justine Andrews, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

November 10: Gale Memorial Lecture: Robb Hernández, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

November 17: Mindful Looking with Justine Andrews, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

November 30: For a Future Now with Amanda Curreri, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Visit for further details throughout the semester.

Hindsight Insight 3.0 is made possible by a generous grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Terra Foundation for American Art, established in 1978 and having offices in Chicago and Paris, supports organizations and individuals locally and globally with the aim of fostering intercultural dialogues and encouraging transformative practices that expand narratives of American art, through the foundation’s grant program, collection, and initiatives.

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