The Magazine of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation â€” Fall 2019
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BY THE NUMBERS 2019
531 TOTAL APPLICANTS
119 TOTAL ARTISTS IN EXHIBITION
98 NEW MEXICO ARTISTS
21 OUT-OF-STATE ARTISTS
ARTISTS HAVE BEEN IN ARTSTHRIVE BEFORE
34 NEW ARTISTS
ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019–20 Marney Hupper, President
Margaret (Peg) Cronin
Joni Pierce, President Elect
Dean Willingham, Treasurer
Stephanie Del Campo Catherine Goldberg Pamela Hurd-Knief
Patricia Kurz, Secretary
Maria Griego-Raby, Past President
Pamela Weese Powell, Museum Board of Trustees
Emily Blaugrund Fox, Executive Director Andrew Connors, Museum Director Deanna Archuleta Perry Bendicksen Paula Blacher Kenneth Conwell
BJ Jones Beverly McMillan Scott Schaffer Corinne Thevenet Gerard (Roddy) Thomson Jr. Kenton Van Harten Alfred Volden Jason Weaks Tracey Weisberg
ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES Pamela Weese Powell, Chair Helen Atkins
Marney Hupper, Albuquerque Museum Foundation
In This Issue: The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited....................................................... 2 Henson’s New Mexico Connection.................................................................................... 4 Must See: A Past Rediscovered.......................................................................................... 5 Let the Sunshine In............................................................................................................... 6 Education for All................................................................................................................... 8 Second Saturdays at Casa San Ysidro.............................................................................. 10 Foundation News............................................................................................................... 11 What’s at the Museum Store............................................................................................. 13
Jonie M. Palmer, Ph.D.
V I S I T U S AT:
Judith Suiter Alan Weitzel
Wayne G. Chew
Kermit and Beyond Jim Henson’s creative legacy
Henson’s daughter, and president of The Jim Henson Foundation. “We love that Museum of the Moving Image Curator Barbara Miller focused on my dad as a multi-faceted artist, including filmmaking and animation, and how the history of television ties into what he was doing. Of course, he is best known for the Muppets, but he did so much experimenting in other mediums as well.” The exhibition came about, according to The Jim Henson Company’s archivist, Karen Falk, when the Museum of the Moving Image in New York received a gift from the Henson family—over 400 items, including puppets, props, and costumes. They created a permanent Henson gallery, and in addition, they had enough material to create a second version of the exhibition that could travel around the country. It tells the
full creative history of Jim Henson, from his youth as an experimental filmmaker to his collaborators—other artists and
IM HENSON, PUPPETEER,
Kermit the Frog—Henson’s favorite
filmmaker, graphic designer,
puppet—is included, circa 1978; there are
and creator of Kermit and the
also handwritten scripts from Henson’s
Sesame Street characters and The Muppet
Muppets, spent time in and had
first television series, Sam and Friends
Show, Henson’s career began in high
a fondness for New Mexico. Henson’s
(1955-1961); a clip from his Academy
school, when he debuted his puppets on
legacy returns this fall, in The Jim Henson
Award–nominated experimental film
a Washington, D.C. television show. By
Exhibition, Imagination Unlimited.
Time Piece (1965); Jen and Kira puppets
college his puppets, including an early
from The Dark Crystal (1982); familiar
version of Kermit the Frog, were featured
groundbreaking work in film and
Sesame Street puppets including Grover,
on NBC’s Sam and Friends, and by 1958
television. Artifacts featured include more
Ernie, Bert, and Count von Count; plus
he had formed The Jim Henson Company.
than 20 puppets, character sketches,
costumes from Labyrinth (1986).
The puppets starred in TV commercials
The exhibition explores Henson’s
storyboards, photographs, film and
“We had a great time putting it
television clips, and more. Of course
together,” says Cheryl Henson, Jim
Art. History. People.
puppeteers with whom he worked. Although most well-known for his
and made appearances on The Dick Cavett Show and The Ed Sullivan Show,
ON VIEW NOVEMBER 23-APRIL 19, 2020 The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited
OPPOSITE LEFT: JJim Henson with puppets from Fraggle Rock. © The Jim Henson Company. Courtesy The Jim Henson Company / MoMI. TOP: Ernie and Bert from the television series, Sesame Street. Photo by John E. Barrett. © 2018, Sesame Workshop. Courtesy Sesame Workshop/MoMI. TOP RIGHT: Jim Henson on the set of Time Piece, the short film he directed (and starred in), which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1965. © The Jim Henson Company. Courtesy The Jim Henson Company /MoMI. LEFT: Jim Henson, David Bowie, and Jennifer Connelly on the set of Labyrinth (1986). Photo by John Brown. © The Jim Henson Company. Courtesy The Jim Henson Company/MoMI. BELOW: Jim and Jane Henson on the set during the filming of a Wilkins Coffee commercial in 1960. The nine-second commercials were so successful that more than 200 were eventually produced. Photo by Del Ankers, © The Jim Henson Company. Courtesy The Jim Henson Company/MoMI
among others. Henson worked on many
Television series billed as “an exciting
says Cheryl. “All the work had messages,
experimental films, including Youth ’68,
mixed-media portrait of youth today.”
but he really just lived and taught by
which he created with future Sesame Street
Although Henson wanted to focus
head writer and director Jon Stone (Stone
on adults (the Muppets made many
would hire Henson for the series shortly
appearances on Saturday Night Live), he
optimism and positivity,” says Falk, “And
thereafter). The collage-style documentary
found that children’s television allowed
doing what you can to make the world a
shows individuals talking about the times
him to bring to life the issues he found
better place. Jane Henson [Jim’s wife] felt
but does not offer opinions or editorialize.
important. “My father would speak about
very strongly about getting his story out
It aired on NBC during its Experiment in
the importance of differences in people,”
and reaching people.”
“Jim’s overall approach was one of
INSPIRING CREATIVE PLAY Through Imagination Unlimited, the Henson family and curators hope to inspire people to tap into their sense of joy and play. Cheryl Henson says, “We live in heavy times right now, and it is good to be reminded of play. We hope that the exhibition will be a jumping off point to inspire creativity in people’s lives.” Henson died in 1990 at the age of 53. Two years later, his family scattered his ashes on a hill between Santa Fe and Taos. Says Cheryl, “We knew that’s where he wanted to be.”
The New Mexico Connection
Jim Henson loved our state. We talk with his daughter, Cheryl about the family’s visits. How did New Mexico influence Jim Henson’s art? My father was a great appreciator of all
JIM HENSON’S NEW MEXICO CONNECTIONS:
kinds of craftsmanship and New Mexico’s artisans really inspired him. When he was working on The Dark Crystal, they were basically creating different designs for every day objects that would exist in that world. He loved doing that. And because of the scale of the puppets, everything had to be handmade—the costumes, wigs, hair, everything. My father had a great eye for
n He owned 350 acres near
Santa Fe. He had planned to retire there. n The family made annual
trips to Albuquerque, where Jim Henson’s parents retired and his aunt Bobbie lived. They particularly loved Balloon Fiesta.
craftsmanship—going to the Native What’s the Henson family connection
American markets on the Santa Fe Plaza
to New Mexico?
and seeing the handmade jewelry,
My father loved going to visit New
buying pottery at the pueblo, and the
Mexico. Our Aunt Bobbie lived there
graphic design of traditional patterns
and as a young adult Jim visited her.
really impressed and influenced him. You
When Jim’s father retired, he moved to
can see this influence in some of his silk
Albuquerque to be close to Bobbie. As a
screens and drawings.
family, we would visit about three times a year, and he really loved it. These are some of our strongest memories. We used to time the family trip to would spend the morning following the balloons around. My father used to compare the balloons to big flowers in the sky. He loved the brilliance of the colors, and the designs and special shapes were delightful to him. As a graphic designer, silk screener, and print appealed to him. 4
Art. History. People.
Caper the opening credit sequence features a hot air balloon with passengers Kermit, Fonzie, and Gonzo descending into a city. For a split second, careful viewers will recognize the decorative features of the top of a downtown Albuquerque building. n A series of Sesame Street
coincide with the Balloon Fiesta. We
maker, the clean lines of the balloons
n In the Great Muppet
Sketch by Jim Henson of scenes in Taos drawn during a three-week summer road trip in 1957 when he was 20 years old. Courtesy of The Jim Henson Company.
episodes were shot in Taos and the surrounding area. It’s not known whether Henson had any influence on that season’s location, but he was close personal friends with Sesame Street head writer and director Jon Stone.
A Past Rediscovered features religious art that echoes the Spanish Colonial tradition but has been reinterpreted with subtle differences.
The influx of material goods inlcuded new fashions, like Victorian-era dresses with bustles, as well as penny-farthing bicycles and more photography. The show consists of images by Ben Wittick, who photographed many Native Americans, including Geronimo. For the first time, his photos are displayed next to props he SUZANNE FINLEY
used, such as a squash blossom necklace. It is displayed next to a photo of the Navajo artisan who made it. In other photos, Apache scouts wear the same necklace.
Must See: A Past Rediscovered
“It demonstrates how constructed some of these photos are,” Romero says. PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY The Palace collection includes the Pinhole Resource Archives. A pinhole camera is a light-proof box with a tiny aperture
THE EXHIBITION, A Past Rediscovered:
“There is this idea that these objects
where light from a scene passes through
Highlights from the Palace of the Governors
are strictly a Spanish Colonial tradition.
and projects an inverted image on the
offers a rare opportunity to see part of
While they may have been taken from
opposite side of the box. The pinhole
the vast collections from the New Mexico
works produced in the 1700s, there’s
effect was observed more than 2,000
History Museum, Palace of Governors, The
innovation that happens throughout the
years ago, but the Palace continues to
Fray Angelico Library, and Palace Press in a
decades and generations,” Romero says.
get donations from around the world of
“There were new materials and new ways
pinhole photography, Romero says.
“Folks like to think New Mexico has been slow to change, but we have all these
of thinking.” An image of the Virgin Mary, for
“It’s such an innovative way to take photos at a time when processes like this
examples of ways New Mexicans have
example, may appear to be unchanged
can be lost in the digital age,” she says.
participated in, or have been witness to,
over time, but Romero says there are
“As with santos, people in photography
significant change and developments,” says
always subtle differences.
have remained active in producing
Alicia Romero, curator with the Palace of the
photos with old practices.”
Governors. Romero recommends checking
GARMENTS AND ITEMS FROM
out the following picks in the exhibition.
THE TERRITORIAL PERIOD
PAINTINGS, SANTOS, AND BULTOS
Spain in 1821, the Santa Fe Trail opened
Romero says the santeros who created
and brought the world to the region.
THROUGH OCTOBER 20
these objects were looking at their
“Not only did we get new products, we
Spanish Colonial predecessors but these
got new people and new ideas, and that
works were produced when this region
just changed everything completely,”
A Past Rediscovered: Highlights from the Palace of the Governors
was part of Mexico.
When Mexico won independence from
Let the Sunshine In
Street photographers captured a city on the brink of change.
N THE LATE 1960S, the new Albuquerque Museum hired former Albuquerque Tribune photographer Walter McDonald to capture
Albuquerque life through the format of 35mm color slides. He walked the sidewalks, drove the interstates, and rode in helicopters to capture the cityâ€™s citizens: what they did, where they worked, and how they lived. McDonald and other street photographers took thousands of 35 mm slides. They document, among other things, the creation of the Albuquerque Museum, a thriving downtown in the midst of urban renewal, and civic unrest and the aftermath of the Roosevelt Park riot. The images in the upcoming Keleher Community History Gallery exhibition, Let the Sunshine In, capture life during an uneasy time in Albuquerque from 19681972. Street photography was especially popular in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s when Lee Friedlander and Garry Winogrand photographed the people of New York City going about their lives. Although documentarians in their own way, street photographers focus on spontaneous moments which often reflect society in a way that documentary photographers sometimes miss.
WALTER MCDONALD, Elderly man, 1969 Digital reproduction of a 35mm slide, Albuquerque Museum. PA1996.029.189
Art. History. People.
ON VIEW DECEMBER 7, 2019 TO MAY 17, 2020
The photographs in Let the Sunshine In include the bustling downtown as well as the new development of the West Mesa and Rio Rancho Estates. The exhibition also presents photographs of the first employees and the process of building the Albuquerque Museum, which opened in 1967 in the William P. Cutter Memorial Building at the old airport. The slides themselves were part of a cuttingedge multi-media exhibit known as the Urban Show. Controversial due to the cost of production, the slides were almost destroyed, but instead were shelved until 1996, when then-Museum Photo Archivist Mo Palmer accessioned them into the Museum’s permanent collection. The photographers were also present for the aftermath of a riot in Roosevelt Park in June 1971. When Albuquerque police attempted to arrest a few people for public drinking, tensions broke out, and the riot didn’t end until scores of people were injured, businesses were looted and burned to the ground, and the National Guard was called in to patrol and enforce a city curfew. The riot’s cause and lasting impact has never been fully agreed upon, but the exhibit will provide an illustrated timeline of the event and the aftermath. This exhibition marks the first time the Photo Archives have shown color photography from its permanent collection.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: IVERS: 411 Roma Avenue Northwest, February 5, 1971. Digital reproduction of a 35mm slide, Albuquerque Museum. PA1996.006.533 WALTER MCDONALD: Teenage girls walk down a sidewalk along Central Avenue, 1969. Digital reproduction of a 35mm slide. Albuquerque Museum. PA1996.029.192 WALTER MCDONALD: Bus stop at 4th Street and Central Avenue, September 9, 1969. Digital reproduction of a 35 mm slide, Albuquerque Museum. PA1996.006.063 WALTER MCDONALD: Girl playing in the rain during an Arts & Crafts Fair, 1969 Digital reproduction of a 35mm slide. Albuquerque Museum. PA1996.029.247 FRANK CRABTREE: Riot aftermath near 2200 Central Avenue SE, June 1971. Digital reproduction of a 35mm slide, Albuquerque Museum. PA1996.079.449
Let the Sunshine In hopes to shed light on how Albuquerque has changed—or remained the same—in the past 50 years, and to share stories of these important moments in the city’s history.
Education for All
The Museum’s education department presents vibrant programs for all.
They work hard to serve our
whether it’s Japanese flower
needs as well as theirs.
arranging or contemporary
EB: The Museum School, too,
dance, or screen printing. It’s
has to be mentioned—it’s a
great to partner with local
really important community
people who have different
resource. I see kids who
connections and different
are in college now who
views than we do. One
remember coming into the
example is our partnership
Museum School. Having that
with LINKS—that has been
consistent arts education in the
great. They do bring a
community, that’s pretty special.
different crowd, they really believe in giving money, but
How did you initiate Third
also in giving their time. It’s a
ART, HISTORY, PEOPLE SAT down with Education Curators
JC: It started during Turner to
and the local chapter is really
Elizabeth Becker and Jessica Coyle to talk programming at
Cezanne. We had extended
engaged and involved and
the Albuquerque Museum. Becker has been at the Museum
hours on Thursday because
we’re one of the causes they
for 14 years, while Coyle has been there for nine. Through
they knew there would be
those years, the two have brought new programs, vibrant
so much attendance for that
performances, and many new people into the Museum.
exhibition. Then the next
What do you each of you
summer, with the Tiffany
bring to the job?
show, we decided to do it
EB: Jessica is very creative
How have you two
What are some of the
once a month and it just
and brings the skills of a
influenced the education
standouts in the past
continued. It gives us a
maker to this job.
and programming here?
chance to offer different kinds
JC: And Elizabeth is much
EB: We looked at different
EB: The Chatter series is
of programming that isn’t
better at the lectures than I
audiences and different kinds
a knockout. The first time
a lecture. It’s been great to
would be. She has a great
of programming we could do.
we did that was when we
bring in music and dance and
way of looking into the
We had the Museum School,
had Turner to Cezanne. I
plays and all different kinds of
heart of the subject matter
but we weren’t diversifying
remember sitting down
experimental events into the
and picking out what our
our adult programming at that
with David Felberg [Chatter
audience is going to be
time. We weren’t looking as
director] and looking through
EB: This is one of the best
closely at events that would
the exhibit catalog. His mind
things about my job: We get
EB: It’s a tremendous job—you
got blown. Every time he
to hook in to artists, poets,
take an exhibition, and then
JC: When I started, every
does a program it connects
musicians, all these great
you have to think of all the
exhibit got an opening day
creative people that are in
people who come here and
and two lectures. We weren’t
JC: I started right around that
Albuquerque. It’s amazing.
come up with programs and
doing huge numbers of
time [nine years ago]. Chatter
JC: It really is. For every topic,
materials that address their
performances, like we are now.
is a great collaborative partner.
we can find someone locally,
interests and needs.
Art. History. People.
New Education Assistant
MUSEUM MEMBER DEALS
JODY VANESKY recently
Simply present your membership card to the cashier.
joined the Albuquerque Museum staff as education assistant. He has a bachelor’s
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degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, with a major in DENISE CROUSE
psychology and significant study in art and education. Jody has 20 years of experience working in the arts, including 14 years as the education director at
instrument for 25 years.
Appleton Art Center. Most
He is also a singer and a
recently, Jody worked
songwriter. His band, Silver
as an activities director
Crow Asylum, has been
at a retirement village in
performing his original jump
blues music since he moved
Aside from the visual
to Albuquerque six years
arts, Jody has a passionate
ago. Jody’s other interests
interest in playing
include drawing, painting,
harmonica. He has been a
printmaking, and building
self-taught student of the
table top marble games.
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grant from the Aroha Philanthropies, in collaboration with American Alliance of Museums and Lifetime Arts. The grant, written by Jessica Coyle, is funded through the Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums initiative, which seeks to provide museum-based creative and arts learning programs for older adults. The Museum’s goal is to highlight exhibitions at the Museum through teaching related art classes.
UPCOMING CLASSES INCLUDE: • Puppet Making class in conjunction with Imagination Unlimited, taught by puppet makers Devon Ludlow and Michael McCormick (January) • Dance and Movement class in conjunction with the Psychedelic Poster show taught in conjunction with Keshet (February and March)
2000 MOUNTAIN ROAD NW ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87104 Located inside the Albuquerque Museum
Painting of Gálvez at the Siege of Pensacola by Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau.
INTRODUCTION TO HOMESTEADING 10/26/19: Soil restoration and cover crops. Practical: Seed storage. 12–3 p.m. $10 Registration
11/9/19: Traditional Food Preparation: Sharing the harvest. Practical: Posole and other native foods. 12–3 p.m. $10 Registration
Second Saturdays at Casa San Ysidro SIX MONTHS AFTER NEW Mexico became only
Pueblo culture and foster
traditions.” She adds, “I’m a
harmony between the Native
resource. I connect people
the fifth state in the U.S. to
American and non-native
who want to know more about
observe Indigenous Peoples’
Day instead of Columbus Day,
“My role is to try to help
Casa San Ysidro will celebrate
people understand us and
George Garcia will tell the
the holiday with educational
be advocates for us by not
remarkable story of Bernardo
talks by two members of the
passing on misinformation,”
de Gálvez, Spanish nobleman,
Pueblo community, Rosalee
says Lucero. “One of my
army captain and later,
Lucero and Tim Menchego.
missions is to create a
governor of the province
consortium of native people
of Louisiana. Gálvez, from
lecture entitled “Two Worlds,
who can come back to teach
Málaga, Andalusía, landed in
One Voice,” Santa Ana Pueblo
the outside world. We are the
Mexico (New Spain) in 1769,
primary source of knowledge
taking part in battles against
Menchego and Isleta historian
for our own history and
the Apaches. As governor, he
In a Second Saturday
On November 9, historian
and former Albuquerque
was instrumental in defeating
Museum docent Lucero
British colonial forces in the
explore the rich histories,
south, particularly at Fort
heritage, and traditions that have helped to define our state’s identity from different indigenous perspectives. Lucero, a historian and educator from Isleta Pueblo, has made it her life’s work to help the public understand 10
Art. History. People.
ON VIEW OCTOBER 12, 1–4 P.M. Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lectures, Free NOVEMBER 9, 1–4 P.M. Military History, Free
Bute, Baton Rouge, and Natchez. Gálvez’ contribution to the Revolutionary War effort is so highly regarded that in 2014, Congress posthumously awarded him American citizenship, making him one of only eight people
HERITAGE SPINNING AND WEAVING 10/26/19: Weaving: The original base fabric for a colcha, sabanilla— a loosely woven wool fabric with a 12—22 thread count. $4–$6 Museum Admission
HOMESTEADING CLASS HOMINY Nixtamalization for making hominy Calcium Hydroxide Pickling lye Hardwood ash Potassium Hydroxide Husk dried corn Burn dried husks and cobs Strain ash to remove large chunks Mix with water and let sit over night Strain Reduce over heat Boil kernels for an hour Let sit over night Rinse with water the next day Remove any existing casing The kernels should be plump Boil in salt water until tender Use immediately or freeze
RECIPE FOR POSOLE Slow roast/braise pork shoulder Prepare corn Prepare chili Remove pods and stems Boil in salt water for 20 min Puree Cook finely chopped onions, garlic, and oregano Combine pork and hominy Add seasonings and broth Traditionally: red chili served on the side.
FOUNDATION MEMBERSHIP AND DATABASE MANAGER
SCHOOL CHILDREN RIDE THE MAGIC BUS TO THE MUSEUM
Mandy Edwards joins the
Approximately 9,600 students enjoy the
art and history of their community through
Foundation as membership
the Magic Bus program each school year.
and database manager. She
A $150 donation sponsors one bus
brings to the Foundation
for up to 60 children, free admission
a strong background in
to Albuquerque Museum or Casa San
non-profit donor relations,
Ysidro for the students and teachers,
a positive attitude, and an
a docent-led tour, and educational
aptitude for organization.
Born in Valparaiso,
Indiana, Mandy has
donation to the Magic
travelled the world and
Bus makes it possible
experienced art from different lenses—whether it be folk art in
for children to visit
Indiana, religious art in Moscow, the galleries in Washington,
Albuquerque Museum or
D.C., or the work of our local artists.
Casa San Ysidro for free!
Mandy’s primary responsibilities are to maintain and update the Albuquerque Museum Foundation Membership Program
Donate to the Magic Bus and keep it rolling.
and to track incoming monetary donations.
FOUNDATION PROGRAM ASSOCIATE AND ARTSTHRIVE ADMINISTRATOR Erik Parker joins the Albuquerque Museum Foundation as a program associate. He will manage the annual ArtsThrive:
Per current IRS policy, distributions made from Donor-Advised Funds or Family Foundations may not be used to fulfill a pledge or Patrons’ Circle Membership that would result in a personal benefit to a donor or a member of donor’s family (e.g. tickets to events, dinners, tables for events etc.) Please call if you have additional questions or need clarification.
Art Exhibition & Benefit and looks forward to working with the artists, engaging with their creative processes, and bringing their work to the greater Albuquerque community. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Erik has lived in New Mexico for more than a decade. He brings his experience working with galleries and museums in Albuquerque and Santa Fe to the position. Erik is also a painter; he graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2015 with a master’s degree in Art History and Museum Studies, with a focus on contemporary
MEMORIALS AND TRIBUTES June through August 2019 IN MEMORY OF GARO ANTREASIAN Joe and Catherine Goldberg IN MEMORY OF RUTH SCHULTZ Joe and Catherine Goldberg IN MEMORY OF JAN BROWNING Joe and Catherine Goldberg The Albuquerque Museum Foundation makes every effort to record and acknowledge our donors accurately and appropriately. Please contact the AMF offices at 505.842.0111 if you notice incorrect information. Thank you.
Native American art. AlbuquerqueMuseumFoundation.org
GEARED TOWARD ART ENTHUSIASTS ArtsThrive, a program of the
Albuquerque Museum Foundation, now in its 29th year, has bloomed into a
October 17 Collectors’ Dinner
national juried exhibition and fundraiser featuring the work of over 100 artists
October 19 Saturday Morning Artist Preview: (An intimate opportunity to speak with participating artists)
from Albuquerque and beyond. Geared toward art enthusiasts of all kinds—from first time buyers to long-time collectors— ArtsThrive is the only exhibition held at the Albuquerque Museum where the works are for sale. The artists receive 60 percent from the sale of their work;
October 19 Opening Gala
the balance goes to the Albuquerque Museum Foundation to support future museum exhibitions and educational
October 20-December 8 Exhibition open to the general public
programming. “ArtsThrive has exposed us to the work of Albuquerque artists whose substantial talents are largely ignored by the Santa Fe art world,” says Marsha E. Swiss, a Washington, D.C.
To purchase go to albuquerquemuseumfoundation.org/artsthrive or call 505.842.0111 or visit the Museum Store Tuesday thru Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
area attorney who spends half the year in Corrales. Swiss, who attends with her husband, Ron Costell, has purchased works from the exhibition over the years.
The exhibition runs through December
will be invited to several special events
“It generate[s] warm feelings about
8 and all Museum visitors are invited to
planned for the exhibition.
the Museum for promoting the work,
support the artists and the Albuquerque
develops associations with the Museum’s
Since aM Society began in 2018, eleven
staff, and encourages us to donate to its programs in other ways as well.”
couples and individuals have chosen
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation
to include the Albuquerque Museum
Thursday, October 17 with The
MasterWorks sponsorship program
Foundation in their estate plans, pledging
Collectors’ Dinner during which
is a fun and meaningful way to
more than $3 million. Giving from
Museum Director Andrew Connors will
support traveling exhibitions at the
generation to generation is one of the
introduce the exhibition and discuss
most meaningful ways philanthropic-
Opening weekend begins on
its highlights. Dinner guests enjoy
The extra support from Albuquerque
minded people can leave a lasting legacy.
a fabulous meal in the gallery and
Museum Foundation makes it possible
are the first to see the art. They also
for Albuquerque Museum to host
Albuquerque Museum Foundation in
have one-night-only art available to
Jim Henson: Imagination Unlimited,
your will so that your gift may be properly
purchase. Festivities continue with a
in Albuquerque. As a MasterWorks
managed and acknowledged, and
sneak preview on Saturday morning, in
sponsor, you can personally choose
your wishes honored. Estate gifts can
which event ticket holders can meet and
from original puppets, story boards,
be designated to the following areas:
talk with ArtsThrive artists one-on-one.
props, costumes, video, and more. Don’t
Education Program, General Endowment,
The opening weekend culminates with
miss out on the opportunity to be part
Acquisitions, or Exhibitions.
the Saturday Gala that same evening.
of this iconic popular cultural history.
If you are interested in joining the aM
Both events offer a unique opportunity
Choose the level that works for you:
Society or want information about estate
to view and purchase art before the
$250, $500 or $1,000. Your sponsorship
giving, please contact Emily Blaugrund
ArtsThrive exhibition opens to the
will be posted prominently in the gallery
Fox at 505.338.8738 or ebfox@
general public on Sunday, October 20.
next to the object you support and you
Art. History. People.
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November 23, 2019 to April 19, 2020
Visit the Museum Store during The Jim Henson Exhibition for products inspired by Sesame Street, The Muppets, Fraggle Rock, Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth.
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MukikiM Mini Flyer – Infrared Flying Saucer Watch it hover, float and fly like magic. The USB cord makes it easy to charge your Mini Flyer almost anywhere. $22.95
Pendleton Backgammon Travel Ready Roll-up Game
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Front Cover Jim Henson and his iconic creation Kermit the Frog, in front of a mural by Coulter Watt. Photo by John E. Barrett. Kermit the Frog ©Disney/Muppets. Courtesy The Jim Henson Company/MoMI
COMING SOON TO THE ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM DREAMS UNREAL: THE GENESIS OF THE PSYCHEDELIC ROCK POSTER January 11–April 12, 2020 In the late 1960s, San Francisco was ground zero for an unprecedented social revolution. Artists created a new genre in the process: the collectible rock concert poster. Dreams Unreal explores the development of counter culture in San Francisco from 1965-1970 through the posters, hand bills, and postcards that were printed to advertise music performances and events. The intersection of music and the arts became central to the youth culture that fostered social and cultural experimentation. A group of young visual artists collaborated with commercial lithographers to create these printed materials for almost daily events at venues like the Fillmore and the Avalon featuring musicians and bands like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Janis Joplin-led Big Brother and the Holding Company, and others. Dreams Unreal captures a moment in time when young people were imagining a different kind of future.
Bob Schnepf, BG84: Lothar & The Hand People, The Doors, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band; Sept. 29, 30, Denver, 1967, offset lithograph on paper, 20 × 14 in. (50.8 × 35.6 cm), Albuquerque Museum, gift of Dr. James Gunn