Virtual Exhibitions

Home / Virtual Exhibitions

Hindsight Insight 3.0: Portraits, Landscapes, and Abstraction from the UNM Art Museum

Hindsight Insight 3.0: Portraits, Landscapes, and Abstraction from the UNM Art Museum is the second version of the UNM Art Museum’s hybrid project space and exhibition devoted to complicating existing narratives about racism, colonialism, and gender stereotypes while de-centering curatorial authority and institutional voice. Created and curated by museum staff and collaborators, the exhibition features portraits, landscapes, and abstract artworks from the permanent collection that complement the curricula of the University of New Mexico’s Department of Art and Art History during the Fall 2023 semester. Read more.

Hindsight Insight 3.0 was on view at UNMAM from September 8 – December 9, 2023.

Photograph by Stefan Jennings Bastista.

 

Pelton & Jonson: The Transcendent 1930s

Pelton & Jonson: The Transcendent 1930s presents paintings, drawings, and archival materials from the UNM Art Museum collection to illustrate the aesthetic achievements and personal connections between American painters Agnes Pelton (1881-1961) and Raymond Jonson (1891-1982). Introduced by composer and astrologist Dane Rudhyar (1895-1985), Pelton and Jonson’s friendship flourished in the 1930s based on their commitment to abstraction. They remained close friends until Pelton’s death in 1961, evident through exchanges of letters where they admired and encouraged one another’s work and shared about their daily lives.

Pelton & Jonson: The Transcendent 1930s is an ongoing exhibition at UNMAM, the exhibition opened in June 2023.

Photograph by Stefan Jennings Bastista.

 

Hindsight Insight 2.0: Portraits, Landscapes, and Abstraction from the UNM Art Museum

Hindsight Insight 2.0: Portraits, Landscapes, and Abstraction from the UNM Art Museum is a hybrid project space and exhibition devoted to complicating existing narratives about racism, decolonization, and gender stereotypes within museum collections while de-centering curatorial authority and institutional voice. Created and curated by museum staff and collaborators, the exhibition features over 60 portraits, landscapes, and abstract artworks from the UNM Art Museum collection. Hindsight Insight 2.0 was on view from March 31st – July 29th, 2023. Read More.

Museum visitors view works by Anne Noggle and Jess T. Dugan in embodied resonance during the Hindsight Insight 2.0 opening reception on March 31st, 2023. Photograph by Stefan Jennings Bastista.

 

Tradition and Transformation: Colonial New Spain and Contemporary Hispanic America at the UNM Art Museum

Inspired by visits to the Beaumont Newhall Study Room, Tradition and Transformation features over 30 artworks from the museum’s collection. This exhibition explores New Mexico’s complex history through European painting and sculpture produced in colonial New Spain, and art made in New Mexico. Curated by Angel Jiang, Curator of Collections & Study Room Initiatives, the exhibition will be on view through September 30, 2023. Read more.

Unknown artist, Our Lady of Refuge, c. 1821-1880. Oil on tin. Gift of C. Andrew Sutherland in memory of Angia Rosa Sutherland.

 

Not Yet and Yet

 

The UNM Art Museum presents the University of New Mexico Department of Art’s 29th Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition. The exhibition, titled Not Yet and Yet, features the work of fifteen artists currently enrolled in the MFA Program and working in all mediums – painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, sound/installation, and video. Read more.

 

Visionary Modern: Raymond Jonson Trilogies, Cycles, and Portraits

 

Visionary Modern: Raymond Jonson Trilogies, Cycles, and Portraits surveys the long career of Raymond Jonson (1891 – 1982), one of New Mexico’s leading abstract painters of the twentieth century and a former educator at the University of New Mexico. Read more.

Violet Light (The Artist’s Wife, Vera), Raymond Jonson, 1918. Oil on canvas. Bequest of Raymond Jonson, Raymond Jonson Collection, 82.221.0028.

Hindsight/Insight: Reflecting on the Collection

Jack Mendenhall (American, b. 1937), Divorcee’s Apartment in Adam’s Point, 1971, oil on canvas, gift of Dr. Samuel West.

 

Hindsight/Insight first opened at the UNM Art Museum in 2018, with a new rotation of artwork introduced in 2019. The exhibition highlights over 30 artworks acquired since the museum’s founding and celebrates the teaching collection developed for the University community. This virtual iteration of the exhibition creates an expanded experience with the addition of video commentaries by museum staff. Read more.

Indelible Ink: Native Women, Printmaking, Collaboration

Julie Buffalohead (Ponca, b. 1972), The Trickster Showdown, 2015, Lithograph and screen-printing. On loan from Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Image courtesy of Highpoint Editions and the Artist.

 

Indelible Ink features prints created between 1993-2019 in a variety of media — lithography, screen printing, mono-printing, and letterpress. These prints create dialogue through critiques of mainstream North American settler culture, refracted through a diverse array of imagery drawn from personal and popular references. The checklist is multigenerational, including well established artists like Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, mid-career artists like Marie Watt and Dyani Whitehawk, and relative new comers like Sara Siestreem. Read more.

Identity as Material, Material as Identity

The UNM Art Museum presents the University of New Mexico Department of Art’s 27th Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition. The exhibition titled, Identity as Material, Material as Identity, features the work of twelve artists enrolled in the MFA Program and working in all mediums – painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, sound/installation, and performance art. Read more.

The Remix Room with León De la Rosa-Carrillo

THE REMIX ROOM represents UNM Art Museum’s second Creative-In-Residence project. During Spring 2020 artist and educator León De la Rosa-Carrillo engaged UNM students in the exploration of remix as a form of critical inquiry and artistic practice. Read more.