On display Jun 26, 2009 - Sep 11, 2009
At the Governor's Gallery (in the State Capitol); Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Select objects and historic images from the Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, the Farmington Museum, the New Mexico State University Museum, and the Roswell Museum and Art Center.
Objects in the exhibition include:
- historic Zia, Zuni, and Acoma pottery;
- decorative arts;
- contemporary and historic artwork;
- weaving from the four corners region.
This year we are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Museum of New Mexico system and the opening of the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe. The state has a long history of appreciating and supporting museums and this is reflected in a large number of museums throughout the state The four museums in this exhibition represent diversity of location, origin, and collections. Whether they grew out of a local historical society, from Works Progress Administration funding, as a branch museum of the Museum of New Mexico, or as a research component of a university, each of these institutions provides outstanding exhibitions and programs both for and about their community.
(top) Don Rosario Ortega, 1929. Peter Hurd. Oil on canvas, from the collection of the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Image courtesy of the Roswell Museum and Art Center.
(bottom) Amelia B. Martinez (Instructor) and Young Women Employed by the National Youth Administration Use Colcha Embroidery to Decorate the Stage Curtain for the Roswell Museum Federal Art Center, ca. 1937. Image courtesy of the Roswell Museum and Art Center.