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Published: 06/27/2008

July at The Albuquerque Museum

Through September 7
In Contemporary Rhythm: The Art of Ernest L. Blumenschein
The art of Ernest Blumenschein (1874-1960) is celebrated in the comprehensive exhibition In Contemporary Rhythm: The Art of Ernest L. Blumenschein.  The exhibition will present 61 major paintings, as well as five illustrations and sketches of Ernest Blumenschein, one of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists and one of the most accomplished of the group. In Contemporary Rhythm is organized by The Albuquerque Museum, the Denver Art Museum and the Phoenix Art Museum and will be at The Albuquerque Museum June 8 to September 7, 2008.
July events for In Contemporary Rhythm: The Art of Ernest L. Blumenschein:
Sunday July 13, 1:00 pm
Taos Transformations: The Art of Ernest L. Blumenschein
Peter Hassrick, Director of the Petrie Institute for Western American Art at The Denver Art Museum
Join Hassrick as he explores the relationship between Blumenschein and the artists of the Taos colony in 1910s and 1920s as they developed their vision of a new American art.
Director of the Petrie Institute since 2005, Hassrick’s past positions including director of The Russell Center at the University of Oklahoma, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Wyoming.  Over the years, he also published numerous academic articles and books, taught at the university level, and lectured extensively.
32nd Annual Summer Music Festival with The New Mexico Jazz Workshop
The New Mexico Jazz Workshop presents Jazz & Blues and Salsa Under the Stars in the Museum Amphitheater.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concert runs from 7 - 10 p.m.  All shows occur rain or shine. The Cooperage Restaurant provides food and full bar service.
Admission (except as otherwise noted): $12 adults, $10 seniors (65+) and students with ID, $9 New Mexico Jazz Workshop and Albuquerque Museum Foundation members. Children under 12 are free. Tickets and information, call 255-9798.
   Friday, July 11 (Tickets $15, $12 & $10) 
   Conjunto Colores
   Friday, July 18 
   Son Como Son
   Saturday, July 12 
   Southwest Jazz Orchestra
   Saturday, July 19 
   Pleasure Pilots, Memphis P'Tails, Chris Dracup (Solo Blues, Guitar & Vocals)
   Friday, July 25 (Tickets $15, $12 & $10) 
   Charmed, Dianna Hughes, Patti Littlefield, Kari Simmons, Hillary Smith
   Saturday, July 26 (Tickets $15, $12 & $10) 
   The Buckarettes, Jenny Marlow, Busy McCarroll, Madi Sato, Susan Clark

Saturdays, 1 – 2:30 pm
All supplies are provided.  Free with Museum general admission.
Free General Admission Days at The Albuquerque Museum. 
The first Wednesday of the month is a free general admission day.   General admission to the Museum is also free every Sunday morning from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Authentically American, The Taos Society of Artists: The Olson Family Collection
May 12 – September 7, 2008
The Taos Society of Artists was founded in 1915 by artists drawn to northern New Mexico and included the likes of Oscar E. Berninghaus, William Herbert “Buck” Dunton, Walter Ufer, Joseph Henry Sharp, and Eanger Irving Couse.  The group eventually included 21 artists and was disbanded in 1927.  Ten artists are represented in this exhibition that accompanies the featured exhibition on the works of Ernest L. Blumenschein, another of the Taos Society of Artists.
Douglas Kent Hall: A Tribute
May 4 to September 14
In remembrance, a selection of Douglas Kent Hall’s black and white photographs from the permanent collection is on display, as well as a series of mixed media assemblages by Hall entitled La Frontera.
Coffee Talk: Brewing it Up in Albuquerque
Through August 10
 Featuring the museum's collection of vintage coffee crates, grinding equipment, and other artifacts illustrating our love for the brown brew.
Brought to Light: A Great Depression Era Photographer’s Study of Albuquerque Businesses
Through July 13

A photography collection documenting businesses in Albuquerque in the early 1930s.
Cultural Renaissance: 40 Years of The Albuquerque Museum
Through September 2008
A history of The Albuquerque Museum with selected artifacts and art from the collections.
Common Ground: Art in New Mexico
Common Ground is a permanent art exhibition highlighting a significant amount of museum-owned works from the late 19th century to the present day. It is displayed chronologically giving visitors a glimpse into the evolution of art in New Mexico.
Four Centuries: A History of Albuquerque
A permanent exhibition of local history depicting four hundred years of the history of Albuquerque and the Rio Grande Valley region.  Look over early maps, arms and armor and weaving.  Learn about trade routes, colonial life and statehood era relics.
Upcoming 2008 Exhibitions
Biennial Southwest ’08
September 28 – November 30, 2008
A juried exhibition presenting a wide range of contemporary art currently being produced in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona.
Miniatures & More/2008
October 4 – December, 2008

This popular fund raiser and exhibition by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation features sculptures and paintings by nationally known artists.
Jamestown, Quebec, and Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings
October 25, 2008 to March 29, 2009
The dramatic, often violent, story of European settlement in the new world is told in three languages and through the eyes of the powerful, the dispossessed, and the enslaved. Organized by Virginia Historical Society and the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Gary T. Erbe: Forty Years
December 21, 2008 to February 15, 2009
A showcase of more than sixty trompe l'oeil paintings by this self-taught artist. Erbe is internationally recognized for his realistic style of painting and has exhibited throughout the United States. Trompe l'oeil (to fool the eye) is illusionist painting that goes back to Ancient Rome, 17-century Dutch painting, and 19th-century American painting by the likes of William Harnett and John Frederick Peto. This forty-year retrospective of Erbe's best work depicting pop culture of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s was organized by the Butler Institute of American Art.
The Alvarado Hotel
March 8 - June 7, 2009
An entertaining presentation of the story of the Alvarado Hotel and the significant role it played in Albuquerque’s economic and social vitality. The exhibit features the museum’s comprehensive collection of architectural elements, room furnishings, and decorations that have been preserved and returned to Albuquerque since the hotel’s tragic demolition in 1970.  It will also include photographs, films and interviews that tell the story of the hotel through the voices of its former employees and patrons.
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