Exhibitions in these small alcove galleries are a tradition that date back more than 100 years to the 1917 founding of the New Mexico Museum of Art as the Art Gallery of the Museum of New Mexico. Over these decades, Alcove based exhibitions have taken many forms. Alcoves 20/20 will consist of a series of six exhibitions featuring the work of five New Mexico based artists at a time. Artists from across the state across media, and in all stages of their career will be featured over the course of a year as part of Alcoves 20/20. At the close of the year of exhibitions we will have featured new work by thirty artists.
The Alcove exhibitions reaffirm the Museum’s commitment to living artists and to exhibiting and championing contemporary art in New Mexico.