Good Company: Five Artist Communities in New Mexico

GOOD COMPANY: FIVE ARTIST COMMUNITIES IN NEW MEXICO

Good Company: Five Artist Communities in New Mexico

ON DISPLAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 - MARCH 10, 2019
Bakos Springtime Rainbow

Jozef G. Bakos, The Springtime Rainbow, 1923, oil on canvas, 29 1/2 x 35 1/2 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Jozef G. Bakos in honor of Teresa Bakos, 1974 (3098.23P) Photo by Blair Clark

WHDunton My Children

W. Herbert Dunton, My Children, 1920, oil on canvas, 50 × 60 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of a friend, 1927 (351.23P) Photo by Blair Clark

Since the end of the nineteenth century, when some of the first academically trained artists began to settle in Taos, later forming the Taos Society of Artists, New Mexico has continued to provide fertile ground for artists to gather together and create a forum for their individual visions. The role of artist communities in New Mexico is explored through works by members of the Taos Society of Artists, Los Cinco Pintores, Transcendental Painting Group, Rio Grande Painters, and the Stieglitz circle. Each of these groups had a distinctive aesthetic and set of guiding principles Good Company offers a closer look at what makes each unique.