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The Magazine of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation — Winter 2020

Dreams Unreal | The Jim Henson Exhibition | Let the Sunshine In

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Maria Griego-Raby, Past President

Anne Keleher

Pamela Weese Powell, Museum Board of Trustees

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Emily Blaugrund Fox, Executive Director


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Deanna Archuleta

Alfred Volden

Perry Bendicksen

Jason Weaks

Paula Blacher

Tracey Weisberg

Kenneth Conwell

In This Issue: Realizing Dreams Unreal..................................................................................................... 2 Oral Histories: Let the Sunshine In..................................................................................... 4 Unusual People: The Jim Henson Exhibition................................................................... 6 Expressive Works On Paper................................................................................................ 8 Blacksmithing at Casa San Ysidro...................................................................................... 9 Firsthand History................................................................................................................ 10 I aM Giving: Foundation News......................................................................................... 12 Thank You to Our Donors.................................................................................................. 13

ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES Pamela Weese Powell, Chair Helen Atkins Hal Behl

Marney Hupper, Albuquerque Museum Foundation Jonie M. Palmer, Ph.D.

Beverly Bendicksen

Judith Suiter

Wayne G. Chew

Alan Weitzel


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Realizing Dreams Unreal


Psychedelic posters represent the art and artists of 1960s counterculture.

HE RISE OF THE TEENAGER. The birth of the hippie. Changing times. The 1960s and ‘70s meant experimen-

tation, love, war, music, and death—all themes represented in Dreams Unreal: The Genesis of the Psychedelic Rock Poster. Curated by Titus O’Brien, the exhibition and accompanying book, published by the University of New Mexico Press, explores the development of an art form that hinged on life in San Francisco from 1965 to 1970. The exhibition features more than 150 psychedelic posters, handbills, and postcards while the nearly 400-page book includes 50 illustrations and photographs, as well as 200 full-color plates. Much of the work in the exhibition comes from Dr. James Gunn, a private collector who lives in Truth or Consequences and recently donated the posters to the Museum. Gunn was attending UC Berkeley Medical School in the late 1960s, when someone handed him a concert handbill. Prior to medical school, Gunn had studied art and the handbill’s style intrigued him. This was the genesis of his collection, and although he lost many of the first handbills he collected, he found a store selling psychedelic concert posters and bought nearly 300 of them. Gunn moved from Berkeley to Gallup and then to T or C, and the posters languished in storage. Gunn approached the Albuquerque Museum, hoping to donate the collection. “I wanted them to have a good home,” he says.



Art. History. People.

Bonnie MacLean BG89: Eric Burdon, Mother Earth, Hour Glass; Fillmore, Oct. 19-21, 1967, offset lithograph on paper, Albuquerque Museum, gift of Dr. James Gunn


O’Brien learned that Gunn had virtually all the necessary artifacts to tell the story of the art, and of the era itself. “The ‘60s have left us with some difficult legacies,” says O’Brien. “Most accounts of the period and this material come more from a ‘fan’ perspective; hippies are often quite proud and idealistic about the era, and treatments of the period have tended to reflect that. The poster art, in particular, gives a unique, sideways perspective on it.” Poster artists were typically a bit older than hippies and often skeptical of the counterculture to which they became integral. Indeed, many of the poster artists didn’t even enjoy the music, O’Brien says. As such, he curated the exhibition with a distinctive approach—focusing on the artists and elevating the art to “museum level,” rather than emphasizing the psychedelia aesthetic. Artists featured include Wes Wilson, considered the first psychedelic poster artist, who would, in 1966, pioneer what became a ubiquitous, liquefied lava-lamp style, rapidly moving on to create some of the most innovative

Rick Griffin, “Aoxomoxoa”: Grateful Dead, Sons of Champlin, Initial Shock; Avalon, Jan. 24-26, 1969, offset lithograph on paper, Albuquerque Museum, gift of Dr. James Gunn

and difficult-to-decipher fonts. Stanley Rick Griffin, FDD18: Doors; Denver Dog, Dec. 29-31, 1967, offset lithograph on paper. Albuquerque Museum, gift of Dr.James Gunn

Mouse and Alton Kelly, whose refined

paper packaging. Also included is Rick

lettering and reverse-type graphics de-

Griffin’s poster for the Human Be-In, which

fined the look of the Grateful Dead, Big

would lead into the 1967 Summer of Love.

Brother and the Holding Company, and

Griffin and Victor Moscoso created “fonts”

Quicksilver Messenger Service among

that looked like writing but were not actu-

others. Mouse created the famous “Zig

al letters. The illegibility of the posters was

comprehensive collection of psychedelic

Zag” poster, which was based on rolling

part of their appeal.

posters in the world. However, with the

ON VIEW JANUARY 11-APRIL 12, 2020 Dreams Unreal: Genesis of the Psychedelic Poster

The Denver Art Museum holds the most

Half a century later, the poster designs

accession of Gunn’s collection, the Albu-

remain groundbreaking, and O’Brien hopes

querque Museum has become a signifi-

they will amaze and inspire a younger and

cant repository for the genre, says O’Brien.

broader audience. “I really focused on

“[Dr. Gunn’s] collection has inspired the

the individual artists, and what it was they

Museum to acquire some other posters

were doing in the posters themselves. The

and artifacts like a Jimi Hendrix shirt and

book and exhibition are designed to be

poster,” says O’Brien. “New Mexico was

uncluttered and modern, not attempting to

very important in the ’60s counterculture,

recreate or match the experiential cacopho-

and the Museum is now much better

ny of the era,” says O’Brien.

poised to tell some of these stories.”




Walter McDonald, Chelwood Park Boulevard NE, November 1969, Digital reproduction of a 35mm slide, Albuquerque Museum


Oral Histories Shine a Light on the Past HE CURRENT COMMUNITY

It was important to the curators though

would quickly turn. He was on hand for the


that the exhibition incorporate local

unrest, and his photographs of that day

Let the Sunshine In, opened

voices. To that end, Hartke and Prinster

are in the Museum’s Photo Archives.

December 21, 2019. The

conducted oral history interviews of

In the interview, he reflected on the

project was a collaboration between the

local residents in order to gain important

chaos of that day: “I think that was part of

Museum’s Digital Archivist Jill Hartke

insights into Albuquerque’s past.

the dilemma for the cops too. Say, these

and Assistant History Curator Rebecca

Interviewee Jim Kubie, former presi-

Prinster. The exhibition is a departure

dent of Kurt’s Camera Corral, discussed

arms and ready to, you know—these are

from the usual exhibitions that circulate

the civil unrest that occurred around

folk. Even to the point where you say, ‘Hey

through the Keleher gallery because

Roosevelt Park June 13–15, 1971. He was

I know you, didn’t we go to high school

it was conceived of and developed

at the park June 13 to photograph the

together?’ kind of thing. So it was not

by Museum staff, not by an outside

day’s goings-on, as was typical for him on

something that [the cops] were used to.”

community group.

a Sunday. Little did he know the peace



Art. History. People.

aren’t criminals. They’re not carrying side

Other stories in Let the Sunshine In in-


Jim Kubie. Police officers and spectators at Roosevelt Park, June 13, 1971. Digital reproduction of a gelatin silver print, Albuquerque Museum, gift of Jim Kubie

Jim Kubie. Police officers at Roosevelt Park, June 13, 1971. Digital reproduction of a gelatin silver print, Albuquerque Museum, gift of Jim Kubie

clude urban renewal and the birth of the Al-

tors…and authors—and they respected the

use interviews for historic preservation of

buquerque Museum, both major city events

history. Whereas some people here only

buildings, or they can be used to capture

in the late 1960s. Thanks to interviews with

thought of shopping malls and housing de-

institutional and cultural history.

Kathleen Schwartzman and Bill Keleher, the

velopments and things. …[Culture] was all

curators were able to tell a richer story of

around, but nobody really created the focus

interviewee to speak expansively about

how these parallel events developed.

for it. And so the City had to step in.”

their life and experiences but will inter-

Schwartzman, who was Albuquerque

Oral history interviews differ from

Typically, the interviewer allows the

ject at times to move the story forward.

Museum Association president from 1978-

regular interviews in that they delve more

These sessions can take surprising turns,

1980, talked about the founding of the

deeply into the interviewee’s life and cov-

and unexpected emotions can arise. They

Museum and the city’s role: “It was very per-

er a broad range of topics. Historians use

require exceptional listening skills on

sonal to a lot of people because there were

the information garnered from these in-

the part of the interviewer. The Museum

a lot of historians in this city. And there were

terviews to stitch together a better picture

hopes to continue collecting oral histo-

a lot of archivists in this city. And collec-

of the past. For example, oral historians

ries, as funds and staffing allow.




Unusual People An Albuquerque artist influenced Jim Henson’s films.


UPPETEERS ARE UNUSUAL people. They create and inhabit imaginary beings with vaguely human attributes—all

born from the imagination. Puppets are on display this winter at the Albuquer-

que Museum as part of The Jim Henson HEATHER KENNEDY DERIVAT

Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited. Most well-known for the Muppets, Jim Henson’s darker stories and creatures came to life in feature films such as The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Both were a good fit for Michael McCormick, sculptor, painter, storyteller, teacher, of pieces of Jim Henson’s imaginary

squeaky voice. From there, McCormick

in Albuquerque, has been (and still is) a

creatures, and a teacher who thrives on

was compelled to become a Punch and

Punch and Judy street performer, creator

the art of the story in its many forms. His

Judy street performer, which he did

sculpture, Dead Pawn, was previously

for years all over the country, creating

featured in Common Ground and is part

his own versions of the puppets. Once,

of the Albuquerque Museum’s perma-

when he was performing with son Sean

nent collection.

in Santa Fe, country music singer Roger


and puppeteer. McCormick, who lives

As a young adult studying art therapy, McCormick had what he calls a Jungian

mick how his puppets had scared his

epiphany. The figure of Punch—from the

own son. Miller asked him, “Has Jim

famous 300-year-old puppet show Punch

Henson ever seen your puppets?”

and Judy—burst into his consciousness, and he began dreaming in Punch’s 6


Art. History. People.

Miller caught the show. He told McCor-

Thus began a two-year family adventure working on The Dark Crystal in


Left: An original Skeksis used in the Jim Henson film, The Dark Crystal, on display at the Puppetry Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Lower left: Michael McCormick at work Michael McCormick, Dead Pawn, neoprene, plaster, ceramic, metal, fabric, wood, and paint, 38 1/2 x 34 5/8 x 13 in. Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1993 General Obligation Bonds

about a production with David Bowie called Labyrinth. “I was hired to ‘schmutify’ the armor, weapons, and to develop costumes,” he says. Indeed, McCormick says one of his artistic attributes is his ability to make things look old, scary, dirty, and dark, but also whimsical. Deep down, though, McCormick is a Punch and Judy Professor—the official name for those who are dedicated to performing the show. When his puppets were stolen out of his car in England, he said it was like losing nine children. “It’s one of the worst things that ever happened to me.” The puppets were Hampstead, England. McCormick’s wife

of Henson’s mind. Brian Froud created

found (nicked by a theater student,

worked in the office, and Sean worked as

the visuals. He produced an amazing

returned out of guilt), but McCormick

an apprentice, while McCormick worked

body of work. We worked directly with

still considers this a dark time in his life.

on the creatures. McCormick says Hen-

him in the shop.” McCormick collaborat-

son’s great genius was gathering very

ed with sculptor Lyle Conway and others

starring a time-traveling, science-teaching

gifted artists together and then keeping

to detail and build the Skeksis, reptilian

beaked creature that’s part crow, and (not

his hands off their work. “An interesting

creatures with long necks, six limbs, and

surprisingly) part professor.

thing about puppet-makers,” McCormick

personalities that are both whimsical and

says, “is that you are, by definition, a

cruel. On weekends, because money was

sculptor, painter, performer, and all-

tight, McCormick and his son would per-

around unusual person relative to the

form Punch and Judy at Camden Lock, an

society we live in.”

outdoor marketplace near London.

Working on The Dark Crystal, McCor-

McCormick went on to Return of

mick met Brian Froud, a well-known Brit-

the Jedi, playing the role of Salacious

ish illustrator who was the production’s

Crumb, but then fell into a creative funk.

conceptual and costume designer. “[The

Out of the blue, Conway called to tell

idea for] The Dark Crystal boiled up out

him to expect a called from Henson

Today, he’s at work on a new story

ON VIEW THROUGH APRIL 19 The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited



Expressive Works on Paper Cartoon Formalism explores the 1960s and ‘70s. CARTOON FORMALISM in

the burgeoning counterculture

the Works on Paper gallery

of the times.

explores how artists returned

The use of the word ‘cartoon’

to figurative expression in

in the exhibition title refers to

the 1960s.

the sketch-like immediacy of

The style began with the Bay

the artist’s hand. “While the

Area Figurative Movement in

subject matter varies from

San Francisco in the 1950s,

pets to social satire, the work

where artists like Joan Brown

conveys something personal or

and Richard Diebenkorn

intimate, functioning in a similar

developed a whimsical, more

fashion to a diary,” says Bratton,

figurative style. Other works

who curated the exhibition.

featured in Cartoon Formalism

Funk is an intensely personal

come from the San Francisco

process, contrasting the formal

Funk era, which evolved par-

characteristics of the happy

allel to the Beatnik movement

cartoon to address intense and

in the late 1950s, and blended

serious topics. Other artists

pop culture with cartoonish

featured in Cartoon Formalism

drawings. Roy De Forest prints,

include Robert Colescott, Andy

for example, feature narrative

Warhol, and William T. Wiley.

scenes in vivid colors, often depicting dogs and people. In fact, it was the De Forest

Carol Summers, Burning Mountain (#88/100), date unknown, color lithograph, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Cronin

Artist Jim Melchert described funk as an “attempt to resolve those two essences

print in the Albuquerque

of mankind: one a striving

Museum permanent collec-

toward perfectibility, the other

tion that sparked Preparator

a kind of gross realization that

Chris Bratton to start a list of

we’re all just animals.” This

artists with a similar aesthetic.

exhibition will be the first time

“The idea really solidified after

most of this work is displayed.

Titus O’Brien, then-assistant curator of art, and I were he says. While not directly


connected, both figurative


expressionist art and psyche-

Cartoon Formalism

talking about psychedelic art,”

delic art began in the Bay Area and were outgrowths of 8


Art. History. People.

John Altoon, Tamarind #1, 1965, lithograph, Albuquerque Museum, gift of Jeri Coates


Celebrating Traditions of Colonial New Mexico Corrales blacksmith Dave Sabo brings his artistic flair to Casa San Ysidro. DAVE SABO, WHO TEACHES

more than 300 forged metal

of six students and usually has

dents will learn to wash,

the popular “Blacksmithing Ba-

pieces a year, which he sells to

a waiting list to enroll.

card, comb, and spin with

sics” class at Casa San Ysidro:

collectors around the world.

The Gutiérrez Minge House,

Native American imagery has

people to learn the techniques

taught himself blacksmithing

influenced his anthropomor-

correctly so that they can go

after a lifetime of working with

phic forms in metal, stone,

off and do it and progress

metal and wood. After retiring

and fused glass. He also

faster than how I did, beating

from his government job, Sabo

thrives on experimentation.

my fingers to death and so

built a complete shop and be-

“I’m actually trying new stuff

on,” says Sabo.

gan making forged sculptures.

all the time,” says Sabo. This

He now offers blacksmithing

past year, Sabo began exper-

tion and talk called Herreros:

demonstrations during Second

imenting with copper and

The Spanish History of Black-

Saturdays at Casa San Ysidro.

brass using a jewelry maker’s

smiths, on March 14, 2020.

In his studio, Sabo creates

technique called repoussé.

architectural metalwork on

Sabo anneals (heats, then

winter events include the

commission but prefers to

cools) and hammers the metal

2020 reopening on February

make sculptures. “To me, it’s

to create a bas-relief design.

8; families are invited to learn

“I try to make it easy for

Churro wool.

Sabo is hosting a demonstra-

Sabo spreads the love of

about New Mexico’s cultur-

creativity involved with coming

the forge through a four-hour

al, artistic, and agricultural

up with new and different

workshop at Casa San Ysidro,

traditions. On February 22

things all the time.”

through University of New

and March 28, professional

Mexico Continuing Education.

fiber artists will teach Heritage

Each class takes a maximum

Spinning and Weaving; stu-

Art Studio, Sabo turns out

February 8: 2020 Opening February 22: Heritage Spinning & Weaving March 14: Herreros: The Spanish History of Blacksmiths

Other Casa San Ysidro

more innovative; there’s more

Through his Desert Dawg


March 28: Blacksmithing Basics (register through UNM Continuing Education) March 28: Heritage Spinning & Weaving



Firsthand History: A Curator Reflects By Rebecca Prinster, Assistant Curator of History AS ASSISTANT CURATOR OF HISTORY at the Albuquerque Museum, it’s my role to oversee the development of exhibits on view in the William

Join Creative Age Workshops

A. + Loretta Barrett Keleher community history gallery. This small gallery was set aside to be a space where community members could tell their


own (hi)stories and was first initiated in 2015 as a way to fill thematic and

continues the Creative Age workshops for

narrative gaps in our then-newly renovated, permanent history exhibit.

adults ages 55 and older. Sponsored by a

For these exhibitions, members of the community propose and devel-

grant from Aroha Philanthropies, Creative Age

op a project, and our staff makes their dreams a reality. My job through

workshops are part of the Vitality Arts education

this is to keep the community group on schedule and act as a translator

programs for older adults. Community artists

between them and the Museum staff.

teach the workshops, which complement current exhibitions in the Museum.

Past exhibitions have explored a variety of community


histories, including

Devon Ludlow, puppeteer for Human Beast Box

the influx of people

and Meow Wolf, will teach puppet making in

to Albuquerque

January and February. This class accompanies

seeking treatment for

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlim-

tuberculosis, Fair-

ited. Classes are held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sun-

view Cemetery, the

days and Tuesdays from January 7 to February

Chinese American

2. Classes culminate with a public presentation

community, and the

and reception on February 4.

role of the Territory of New Mexico during the American Revolu-

Baby lions used in an opening day performance for the Chinese American community history exhibition.


tion. Our most recent

The new exhibition, Dreams Unreal: The Genesis

exhibition was about the Japanese incarceration camps that were in New

of the Psychedelic Rock Poster, will serve as the

Mexico during World War Two.

springboard for a dance workshop taught by

Creating exhibitions with nonprofessionals is not without its chal-

Keshet Center for the Arts’ faculty member Adri-

lenges, though. Community groups and Museum staff may prioritize

an Moore Trask. “Participants will draw from the

deadlines differently, and work schedules are not always complementary.

formal elements and imagery of the psychedelic

Moreover there is the question—who or what constitutes a “community”?

posters, the emotion of the music, and the ideas

Despite the challenges, my experience co-curating these exhibitions has

and historical context as inspiration for move-

been rich and rewarding. These groups have educated me through the

ment invention, discussion and connection, and

retelling of their experiences and taught me how to be a better collabora-

creative exploration,” says Trask.

tor. Plus, these relationships often carry on beyond the exhibit closing date, which is a reward in itself. Community members are invited to contact the Museum for more information or for an exhibition proposal form. 10


Art. History. People.

Dance and movement will be offered from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesdays, January 22 through March 11, followed by a public performance and reception on March 18.


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Since it began in 2018, ten couples and

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and organized as part of Magic Bus, was

estate plans, pledging approximately $3

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tion is one of the most significant ways

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using storytelling, performance, and

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hands-on experience. The program will

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Art. History. People.

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to Albuquerque Museum Foundation Contributors and Patrons Fiscal Year July 2018-June 2019


hat a treat and honor to be working for an institution that melds incredible beauty, remarkable history, passionate cultures, and community partners all under one roof. It is also remarkable that all this is shared freely with over 10,000+ school children pre-K through 12th grade. The Albuquerque Museum Foundation is honored to have earned your trust for more than 50 years. As members and donors, your gifts ensure we have an internationally recognized Museum and cultural community gathering place with a first-class reputation.

As we enter the next decade, your Museum and Foundation have started to plan the final phase of a master plan focusing on education for all. Stay tuned for more exciting information. My heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you! Emily Blaugrund Fox | Executive Director

Corporate Patrons’ Circle 100.3 The Peak - iHeart Media Abba Technologies All World Travel Inc. American Home Artichoke Café Bank of America Berger Briggs Real Estate & Property Management Inc Century Bank Contract Associates Fresco Books Fidelity Investments Garcia Automotive Group Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group HB Construction High Desert Art & Frame Holman’s, Inc. Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm New Mexico Bank & Trust New Mexico Mutual RBC Wealth Management REDW Rio Grande Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A. Slate Street Cafe Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Starline Printing, Inc. Studio Southwest Architects, Inc. Taste Boutique Catering by Zinc, Seasons & Savoy The Cheesecake Factory Albuquerque


Patrons’ Circle PLATINUM Tracey Weisberg

GOLD Lee Blaugrund Peg and Dick Cronin Cyrene Inman Ohad Jehassi Jan Elizabeth Mitchell Harriet and Jim Neal Richard Van Dongen Dean Yannias

SILVER Linda and Carl Alongi Anonymous Beverly and Perry Bendicksen Ron Bronitsky Karla and Bill Cates Madeleine Grigg-Damberger and Stanley Damberger Revathi and Russ Davidson Janet and Robert Ford Monika and Robert Ghattas Deborah Good and Andrew Schultz Ellen and James Hubbell Marney and David Hupper Rosalyn Hurley Melinda and Will Itoh

Greta and Tom Keleher Ellen and Jim King Patricia and Robert Kurz Angelique and Jim Lowry Connie Lovelady-Rappaport and Stuart Rappaport Terri and John Salazar Carol and Scott Schaffer Sandralee and William Thompson Joyce and Alan Weitzel Helen Wertheim Elizabeth Wertheim Elizabeth Wills

BRONZE Karen Alarid Elizabeth and Lee Allbright Christopher and Karen Bard Mary and Leonard Beavis Hal Behl Fran Dever and Dale Belcher Margaret and Hugh Bell Barry K. Berkson Paula and David Blacher Nancy and Cliff Blaugrund Bronnie and Alan Blaugrund Emily Blaugrund Fox Francesca and Thomas Blueher Julia B. Bowdich and John Carey Sarah and Doug Brown Emily and Ken Brudos Elaine and William Chapman Elaine and Wayne Chew AlbuquerqueMuseumFoundation.org


JoAnn and Fred Chreist Pat Clauser Linda and Paul Cochran Ellen Moore and Robert Coffland Mary and David Colton Ann Conway Kenneth Conwell Tamara Coombs and Channell Graham Jennie and Michael Crews Krys and Philip Custer Linley and Michael Daly Kathleen Davis and Robert Wengrod Vicki and Sam Dazzo Catherine Deans-Barrett Stephanie and Robert Del Campo Jeanne and David Dettmann Franny Dever and David Tinker Judy and Ray Dewey Josef Diaz and Malcolm Purdy Margaret and James Dotson Gale Doyel and Gary Moore Andrea Escher and Todd Tibbals Alice and William Fienning Michael Freccia Carolyn Freese Debra and Howard Friedman Anne M. Galer

National Cash Register, Model 50, 1906, brass, marble or obsidian, wood, glass, 10.5 inches x 16 inches x 17 inches, Albuquerque Museum, gift of University Museums, Iowa State University and the estate of Joyce Brewer, PC2019.37.1



Art. History. People.

Mike Godwin Catherine and Joseph Goldberg Joel Goldfrank Lorraine and Jerome Goss Harvey Grasty Maria Griego-Raby and Randy Royster Sharon Gross Lauro Guaderrama Julie and Alberto Gutiérrez Patricia Hancock and Glenn Fellows The Honorable Harris Hartz Michael Hauger Dee Hines Catherine Hollander and Charles Price Ruthie Horn Robbins and David Robbins Debbie and Michael Houx Susan Hudson Pam Hurd-Knief and Ronald Knief April Steffens and Mark Joiner BJ Jones and Orlando Lucero Judy Jones Peggy and Michael Keleher Jan and William Keleher Bonnie and Hank Kelly Melanie Kenderdine and Steven Cary Debbie and Patrick Kinsella Elizabeth and Leonard Kirby Patricia Kneen Elizabeth and Jim Kubié Judith and Henry Lackner Patricia Larrabee Kathleen and Alan Lebeck Johnnye Lewis and Verner Westerberg Judy Love Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Lovett Joann and Scott MacKenzie Thoula and Gary Mallory Carolyn Dooley Martinez Bob McDade Millie McMahon Kathleen and Andrew Metzger Judy and Michael Muldawer Shirley Murphy, MD Evelyn Neil Janice and The Hon. James A. Parker Janice and Stuart Paster Joni Pierce and Brian DeBruine Sonya Priestly and Art Gardenswartz Dorothy and Larry Rainosek Roberta and Barry Ramo Marythelma and Richard Ransom Lynn Reed Roxana and Ogden Reid Patricia Cazier Renken Tiffany Roach Martin and Brian Martin Irene Vlitos Rowe and Kevin Rowe

Elaine Roy and Tom Jenkins Ellen Ann Ryan Prestina, Brenda and Samina Sánchez-Davis Cheryll and Peter Schwarz Susan and Richard Seligman Susan and Neal Shadoff Susan Zimmerman and Lynn Slade Terrence Sloan Rhonda Sorenson Diana and Chester French Stewart Penelope Hunter-Stiebel and Gerald Stiebel Judith Suiter Meg and Earl Tarble Corinne Thevenet Erika Black and Roddy Thomson Louise Campbell-Tolber and Steven Tolber Leslie Umphrey Hilary and Alfred Volden Ann Walton and Alon Carter Diane Waters and Charles Braun William Weber Pamela Weese Powell and Marc Powell Susan and David Weymouth Heather and Dean Willingham Sharon and Sheldon Wright Anne and Vince Yegge Beverly and John Young Janet Youngberg

Acquisitions Fund Margaret and J.B. Blaugrund Foundation

MasterWorks: Visions of the Hispanic World Textile Arts Bank of Albuquerque Albuquerque Old Glass Club Karen Alarid Lynne and Michael Arendall Sandra and Allen Benn Barry K. Berkson Francesca and Thomas Blueher Mariruth Brooks-Wittkamp Olinda Luna Chavez Joy Clausen Ellen Moore and Robert Coffland Mary and David Colton Tamara Coombs and Channell Graham Marsha Swiss and Ronald Costell Madeleine Grigg-Damberger and Stanley Damberger Revathi and Russ Davidson

Josef Diaz and Malcolm Purdy Janet and Robert Ford Monika and Robert Ghattas Roberto Gomez Deborah Good and Andrew Schultz Maria Griego-Raby and Randy Royster Patricia Hancock and Glenn Fellows Sarah Hamilton and Francis Harding Martha Heard Margot Heffernan Rosalyn Hurley Peggy Jones BJ Jones and Orlando Lucero Cristina Letherer Betsey and Harry Linneman Kris and Terry Linton Conchita and John Lucero David Lyman and Christopher Alexander Kathleen and Andrew Metzger Mary and Joseph Mucci Evelyn Neil Anne Normann Barbara Ann and Joseph Oser Ray Reeder Irene Vlitos Rowe and Kevin Rowe Brenda Sanchez-Davis Kendall Serota and Luis Campos Penelope Hunter-Stiebel and Gerald Stiebel Martha Sturgis Judith Suiter Rebecca and William Tallman Barbara Taylor Richard Van Dongen Tracey Weisberg Maria and Ted Wolff Dean Yannias Beverly and John Young

Membership SUPPORTERS Richard M. Adam JoAnn Albrecht Susan Nelson Anderson and Robert Anderson Valerie Armer Patricia Barron Susan Beckmann Dana Bell and Richard Wood Frances and Howard Berger Erika Rimson and David Bernstein Susan Bortz-Johnson David Bower and Thom Lange Denae Brake and Robert Byrd

Marilyn Bromberg Carol and George Burleson Nancy and Howard Carr Susan and Les Carter Pamela and Victor Chavez Patricia and Jim Coad Page Coleman and Cecilia Quintana Sharon and Robert Craig Emily Esterson and Scot Key Susan Feil Heidi Fleischmann and James Scott Frances and Robert Fosnaugh Ken Fraser and Ron Kamann J. Arthur Freed Marie and Stephen Fritz Ann Gallegos Polly Garner and Bill Vega Tanner and David Gay Judy and Charles Gibbon Elizabeth Gordon Blanche and Justin Griffin Wendy and Karl Gustafson Sheila and Michael Hannah Betty and Lee Higbie Walt Hogsett Sherry Horton Shannon and Patrick Hurley Nannette and Patrick Hurley Carol Jones Elizabeth Kistin and Tim Keller Jenna Kloeppel and Dietger De Maeseneer Ricki and Scott Kresan Nandini and Woody Kuehn Charles S. Larrabee Sandra and Lee Liggett Nancy Lindas Betsey and Harry Linneman Myra and Richard Lynch Toni Martorelli Donese Mayfield and Dave Bailey Peggy Sanchez Mills and Jim Mills Shanna and Albert Narath Townley and Robert Neill Sarah and Thomas Nelson Mary and George Novotny Barbara and Del Packwood Laurie and Kelly Parkhill Mark Rainosek Leo and Robin Romero Eileen and Kenneth Ross Glynda and John Samford Barbara and Heinz Schmitt Marian and H.L. Schreyer Sidney Schultz Joyce Scott

Wendy Shannon and Rick Higgins Susan Stamm and Dick Evans Rex Swanda and Ruben Gallegos Linda Switzer Susan and Larry Tackman Carolyn Tinker and Michael Norviel Martha and Leo Twiggs James Voet J.D. and Chuck Wellborn Luke and Meg Wenger Harvey White, Jr. Wendy Wilkins and Jay Rodman

Bruce S. Lowney, The Diver, 1987, lithograph on paper, 23 Ă— 22 1/4 in. (58.4 Ă— 56.5 cm), Albuquerque Museum, gift of the artist, PC2018.73.9

Marty and Rodney Wilson Ann and Thomas Wood Carol de Montel and Kelly Wright

BENEFACTORS Dana Asbury and Richard Levy Laurie and Thomas Barrow Wendy Beach Judy and Stephen Chreist James Culpepper Mike Dexter Jane and Michael Flax Nora Clyde Stats Goldman and Robert Goldman Cheryl Hall and M.D. Bustamante Jean and Joe Harris Mary Herring Sandra James Paula and Michael Jarvis Patricia and Robert Johnson Rita Leard Barbara McAneny and Steven Kanig Mary and Bernard Metzgar AlbuquerqueMuseumFoundation.org


Virginia and Jason Moran Carol and Gary Overturf Doris and Thomas Parry Jaye Pearson Virginia Printz-Feddersen and Richard Feddersen Irving Rapaport Lenore and John Reeve Rayme and Allan Romanik Nancy and Don Schmierbach Kendall Serota and Luis Campos Sam and Fred Sherman Garrett Smith Marsha Swiss and Ronald Costell Mari-Pat Weber

aM Contemporaries Bobby Beals Karen Blaha and Theron Rodgers Paul Campbell Jacob Candelaria Christina Chavez Adam Ciepiela Brianne Clarkson Jane and Kenneth Cole Dea and Matt Crichton Kathleen DeBlassie Sarah Diddy Liz and Mitch Earls Laura Fashing and Mark Unverzagt Molly Geissman Stephen Gilliam Ty Harris Michelle Horndeski and Micah Gatz Norah Kissell and Lincoln Collins Karanina Madden-Krall Zahra Marwan Danielle Nelson and Elise Espat Meghan Nicholson Sara Niedbalski and Andrew Caloca Alarie Ray-Garcia and Bryan Garcia Megan Schultz and Arif Khan Lauren Tresp and Clayton Porter Katie Wertz

James Evans Frederick Hammersley Foundation Dr. Bebe Han Chuck Jones Gallery – Santa Fe Wanda Keahe Kay Khan Lores Klingbeil Louise Laval and J. Frederick Laval Richard Levy and Dana Asbury Kelley and Orlando Leyba Bruce Lowney Frank McCulloch Harold O’Connor Deborah Lynne O’Grady Steve Padilla Wes Pulkka Janis Randall Rémy Rotenier Paul Sarkisian Meg and Earl Tarble Joe Traugott Emily Trovillion Kei Tsuzuki

History Collection Item Donors Dan Bandel Katy Boone Meredith Bunting Patrick Conroy James Covell Eason Eige Jerome Goss Deb Haaland for Congress William B. Heeter Christine Holdeman Iowa State University, University Museums | Allison Sheridan Skip Maisel Josephine Marquez Marilee Schmit Nason Deb Slaney Robert Smith Nancy Tucker

Photo Archives Item Donors Rex Allender Alan Blaugrund Gordon Bronitsky Jacqueline Gabrielle Tommie Garcia Lou Ann Garner Jerry Goss Deb Haaland for Congress Historic Albuquerque, Inc. Nanette Huffman Skip Maisel David Pitchford John B. Richardson Susan Schwartz Tularosa Basin Historical Society Nancy Tucker

Annual Fund Donors ($500+) Sara and Joseph Badal Margaret Baldrige Barbara and Daniel Balik Gay and Stan Betzer Robert Bradley Elaine and William Chapman JoAnn and Fred Chreist Ann Conway Eugenia and Charles Eberle Jane Einhorn and Meg Cox Francis Elkin and Phyllis Frier Andrea Escher and Todd Tibbals Monika and Robert Ghattas Mary Herring Susan Hudson Rosalyn Hurley Ambassador and Mrs. Itoh Robin and Julius Kaplan Virginia Printz-Feddersen and Richard Feddersen Gwyn Metz Marythelma and Richard Ransom Lenore and John Reeve Ellen Ann Ryan

Art Collection Item Donors Albuquerque Museum Education Program Andrés Armijo Ho Baron J. Daniel Boley (promised bequest) Peter Bowles and David Donaldson Peg Cronin Marjorie Devon Eason Eige ETKIE 16


Art. History. People.

We are grateful to all our donors. Due to space limitations, we cannot include everyone. Magic Bus Donors are recognized on the Albuquerque Museum Foundation website.


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Front Cover Bob Schnepf, BG84: Lothar & The Hand People, The Doors, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band; Sept. 29, 30, Denver, 1967, offset lithograph on paper, Albuquerque Museum, gift of Dr. James Gunn

COMING SOON TO THE ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM TRINITY: REFLECTIONS ON THE BOMB May 23 to September 6, 2020 Trinity: Reflections on the Bomb displays a diverse range of artists’ responses to nuclear issues and the detonation of the first nuclear weapon at the Trinity Site near Alamogordo, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945. The exhibition marks the 75th anniversary of the Trinity explosion. Trinity presents a brief history of artistic, ecological, humanitarian, political, and popular culture responses. These works offer an aesthetic dimension to the scientific and historical exhibitions offered by other museums in New Mexico.

Karsten Creightney, The Beginning, 2011, collage, watercolor, acrylic, oil and wax on wood, 72 x 96 in., collection of Ken Sandoval

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