The US / Mexico Border: Place, Imagination and Possibility
Designers and artists working along the US/Mexico border are engaging life in the region as subject matter, as a locus for imaging the extraordinarily hybrid culture that has developed there and as a site of production that engages the welfare and well being of migrants and citizens who live there.
Hosted by 516 ARTS in partnership with the University of New Mexico Art Museum and organized by renowned guest curator Lowery Stokes Sims.
Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design
Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance – and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century.
American Jewelry from New Mexico
Jewelry making in New Mexico has always been about innovation, with artists celebrating new materials and techniques which, in the hands of master craftspeople, become instant traditions. For millennia startlingly new materials including abalone shell, turquoise, silver, mother of pearl, gold, glass, Bakelite, Lucite, apatite, tungsten, bottle caps, and diamonds have been introduced, adopted, and elevated to idiosyncratic modes of exemplary expression.
Visions of the Hispanic World
Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library
Archaeological artifacts, Roman sculpture, ceramics, glass, furniture, textiles, silverworks, medieval and Islamic works of art, masterworks from the Golden Age, colonial and 19th century Latin American art and Spanish painting from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Curator: Mitchell A. Codding, Hispanic Society of America