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The Magazine of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation — Fall 2019

ArtsThrive | Imagination Unlimited | Education for All

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Stephanie Del Campo Catherine Goldberg Pamela Hurd-Knief

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Maria Griego-Raby, Past President

Ann Keleher

Pamela Weese Powell, Museum Board of Trustees

Max Parrill

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.


Beverly Bendicksen

Judith Suiter Alan Weitzel


Wayne G. Chew

Hal Behl




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


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


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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


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

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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

comprehensive exhibition.

“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


out the following picks in the exhibition.



Spain in 1821, the Santa Fe Trail opened


Romero says the santeros who created

and brought the world to the region.


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.

Romero says.

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 city’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


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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

Elizabeth Becker

Jessica Coyle



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


service-driven organization

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?

14 years?

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

Museum spaces.

audience is going to be

time. We weren’t looking as

director] and looking through

EB: This is one of the best

interested in.

closely at events that would

the exhibit catalog. His mind

things about my job: We get

EB: It’s a tremendous job—you

encompass families.

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

the exhibitions.

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.


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New Education Assistant



Simply present your membership card to the cashier.

joined the Albuquerque Museum staff as education assistant. He has a bachelor’s


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.

VITALITY ARTS The Albuquerque Museum Foundation is a recipient of a





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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)

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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’


our culture.”

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,

historic preservationist

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

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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.







Mandy Edwards joins the

Approximately 9,600 students enjoy the

Albuquerque Museum

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,

Your generous

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

Museum Foundation.

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

Albuquerque Museum.

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

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FALL 2019

Art. History. People.

It is important to specifically list the

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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Jen Lesea Designs Mountain Cuff Bracelet

Feel connected to the beauty of the mountains, long after you’ve left! This Rocky Mountain-inspired sterling silver cuff bracelet is accented with 18K stars and crescent moon. $575

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

This handsome roll-up game features a canvas board and a snap-on vegan leather pouch for storing pieces, and rolls up—just like a Pendleton blanket—for swift storage and easy travel. $34.95

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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

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Albuquerque Museum Member Magazine Fall 2019