Agnes C. Sims, Deer Dance (detail), circa 1945, carved wood, 21 x 13 x 8 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Museum purchase with funds from the Collectors’ Club and Charmay Allred, 1998 (1998.24.1-.4) Photo by Blair Clark
Patrocinio Barela, The Garden of Eden (detail), circa 1948, carved pine, 21 x 48 x 2 1/2 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of the Weatherhead Foundation, Cleveland and New York, 1970 (2585.23S) Photo by Blair Clark
Bringing art off the walls and into 3 dimensions, Carved & Cast showcases sculpture in a range of media, genres, and styles that New Mexican artists utilized over the last century. The exhibition highlights the various ways sculpture engages with the cultural, social, and aesthetic interests of the Southwest by spotlighting significant sculptors in the Museum of Art collection, including works by Patrocinio Barela, Agnes C. Sims, Eugenie Shonnard, Fritz Scholder, and Una Hanbury. Bringing the outside in, this exhibition will move beyond the boundaries of the gallery and include a new interpretive program for the museum’s sculpture gardens.