Opening Reception for New Arrivals at The New Mexico Museum of Art

New Arrivals: Works from the Collection features more than twenty-five works of art, the state’s art museum will introduce a selection of recent additions to its collection, most on view for the first time. Representing a variety of mediums – including painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture – the show includes representational as well as abstract works, and imagery ranging from the sublime to the confrontational. Nearly half the works in the exhibition are by New Mexico artists, including Gunnar Plake, Johnnie Winona Ross, Susan Rothenberg, and Gerry Snyder. On display Feb 12, 2010 – Apr 4, 2010

Triptych Francis Bacon
Triptych, 1977. Francis Bacon. Color etching and lithograph, 24 7/8 x 43 1/4 in. Gift of Herb Beenhouwer, 2008. 2008.32

Acquisitions of special note include a cryptic three-panel print by renowned Irish artist Francis Bacon; a 1955 photograph from the black-and-white street photography series made in New York City by William Klein; and a richly hued print from 2007 made by Charles Arnoldi at Landfall Press.

Everyone is sure to have a different favorite, whether it’s a canvas by a local painter, a piece by a famous international figure, or even a print made on a skateboard deck, rather than on paper. The exhibition is intended to highlight some of the best new works acquired and to showcase the growth of the collection through the generosity of donors.

Reception Feb. 12, 2010, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments provided by the Women’s Board of the Museum of NM.

Free Friday Night Admission.