On view in the Main Gallery
August 24, 2018 – Ongoing
HINDSIGHT / INSIGHT: Reflecting on the Collection, highlights over 50 artworks acquired since the museum was founded in 1962. This is the first in an ongoing series of exhibitions and programs celebrating the University of New Mexico Art Museum’s dedication to developing a teaching collection.
The exhibition focuses primarily on international art movements of the 1960s and 70s including Pop, Minimalism, Conceptual Art and California Funk. Visitors will discover the museum’s rich holdings from this era by artists such as Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Judy Chicago, Bruce Conner, Luis Jiménez, Bridget Riley, Ed Ruscha, Robert Ryman and Andy Warhol.
On view in the Raymond Jonson Gallery
August 24 – December 1, 2018
Flight is a multi-media installation by Albuquerque artist sheri crider that examines connections between empathy, personal transformation, mass incarceration, and migration. Using her own story as well as the stories of incarcerated migrants as a point of departure, this exhibition is centered on understanding the personal experiences and social implications of mass incarceration. The migratory birds serve as visual metaphor, bringing focused attention to the imprisonment of migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees. Flight represents the culmination of a year and a half of research, artistic collaborations, and creative interventions into social injustices. This project combines education, community partnerships, visual art, and fundraising to expand the practical capacity of art-making into forms of discourse, civic engagement, and empathy building. The exhibit is deeply personal and intentionally socially engaged.