The New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art host a two day-symposium commemorating the 100th Anniversary of artist Gustave Baumann’s arrival in New Mexico. “A Gathering for Gus” will be held Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2018 at the two museums located just off the Plaza in Santa Fe.
Baumann came to New Mexico in May 1918, and attended an exhibit of his work at the New Mexico Museum of Art in October of that year. Best known for his picturesque woodblock prints and fantastical marionettes, Baumann also worked in a variety of other media including drawings, painting, sculpture, and furniture design. The New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection of more than 1,700 works by Baumann is the largest holding of the artist’s work in any public collection and illustrates Baumann’s breadth of artistic interest. Additionally, the New Mexico History Museum and its Press at the Palace of the Governors focuses on the artist’s process with a re-creation of Baumann’s studio. Symposium speakers in the History Museum Auditorium include keynote Nancy E. Green, Martin Krause, Gala Chamberlain, Maureen Russell, Christian Waguespack, and Thomas Leech, plus a film by John Eddy. The event includes tours of the New Mexico Museum of Art to see other examples of Baumann’s work in the museum’s permanent collection. The New Mexico Museum of History and the Palace Press will also host tours.
$50 General Admission. Purchase tickets.