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Through the Flower Art Space

Overview

Located in the historic railyard district of Belen, Through the Flower Art Space celebrated its grand opening on July 20, 2019. It houses a permanent exhibition dedicated to the history of renowned feminist artist Judy Chicago and her photographer husband, Donald Woodman and also features changing art exhibitions, a book and video library, resource center and gift shop. Through dynamic exhibitions, educational resources, programs, and events, Through the Flower Art Space connects visitors with cultural institutions across the U.S. and serves the local community as the cultural anchor for the Belen Arts District.

Open Thursday – Saturday, 12-5 pm or by special appointment.

Currently on Display in the Art Space

Through the Flower presents Wo/Manhouse 2022, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the collaborative work initiated by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro, Womanhouse.

 

The exhibition is a contemporary reimagining of the original Womanhouse in a local home where nineteen New Mexican artists from across the gender spectrum have created their own artwork exploring the meaning of home, gender, and inclusivity. It also features historic and contemporary performances, a curated selection from the International Honor Quilt, and a historical exhibition, Womanhouse 1972, on the original work.

 

Womanhouse opened in Los Angeles in 1972 as part of the first Feminist Art Program, originally established by Judy Chicago at California State University, Fresno, and later expanded at CalArts. Chicago and co-educator, artist Miriam Schapiro, worked with a group of students and local artists to transform a dilapidated house in Los Angeles into a setting for a series of imaginative installations and established a performance space in the living room. During its month-long exhibition, over ten thousand visitors came to see Womanhouse, which later captured a global audience through filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas’s documentary on the project. The installation has gone on to inspire numerous works of art around the world and has contributed to significant changes in the very nature of art, expanding the conversation around which materials are considered suitable for artistic expression. 

 

In 2001, Judy Chicago and her husband, photographer Donald Woodman, returned to the themes of Womanhouse. Working with both male and female students at Western Kentucky University, they created At Home: A Kentucky Project, an emotionally powerful series of installations that occupied multiple rooms within a local house.

 

The exhibition is open from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Click here for tickets, which are free and valid anytime on the day of purchase. Special programming that takes place during regular hours will be included with your ticket. Click here for the schedule of events. 

 

Historical and new performances will be performed live every Saturday evening. Tickets sold separately here.

 

Featured Artists:

Helen Atkins, Albuquerque, NM

Rosemary Carroll, Santa Fe, NM

Vladimir Victor Dantes, Los Lunas, NM

Jen DePaolo, Albuquerque, NM

Laura Feierman, Rio Rancho, NM

Lindsey Fromm, Albuquerque, NM

Apolo Gomez, Albuquerque, NM

Olivia Hartvig, Mendanales, NM

Jules Hoffman, Mendanales, NM

Ana June, Belen, NM

Stephanie Lerma, Albuquerque, NM

Guinivere Mayse, Los Lunas, NM

Jen Pack, Albuquerque, NM

Gabriel Partido, Las Cruces, NM

Chris Riedel, Belen, NM

Graysen Reidel, Belen, NM 

Kara Sachs, Belen, NM

Sallie Scheufler, Albuquerque, NM

Price Vincent Valentine, Taos, NM 

 

 

 

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  • Days Open: Thursday - Saturday
  • Free Parking Available:
  • Hours of Operation: 12 pm - 5 pm & by Special Appointment
  • Miles to Airport: 30
  • Wheelchair Accessible:
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  • New Mexico Safe Certified:
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  • Total Sq. Ft. 1600
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