Information about exhibitions coming to the Albuquerque Museum.
Vivian Vance, c. 1930, PA1978.153.vance
March 29 - September 2014
This exhibition will celebrate the life and times of one of Albuquerque's most famous residents, the late Vivian Vance, of I Love Lucy fame, through family memoribilia and the museum's Photoarchives.
Christo, 2001.51.070.9, The Gates, Project for Central Park, New York, 1980-in progress, 1992, Serigraph with U.V. lacquer, 14 x 11 inches
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection
June 14-September 14, 2014
This traveling exhibition is a unique collection of works of art by renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The collection includes original drawings, sculptures, collages and photographs capturing the versatility, longevity and international scope of the duo’s extensive career.
One of the largest collections of art by Christo and Jeanne-Claude in the United States, it was started by Tom Golden in the summer of 1974. Golden’s personal and professional relationship with the artists began during the 1974 public hearings for Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s project “Running Fence.” Golden continued to manage and assist with several of the artist’s large-scale projects such as “The Umbrellas” and “Over the River.” Drawings and collages of the large-scale public works, sold to fund the actual installations, are an important component of this collection.
As partners for more than 40 years, Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created lasting environmental installation art throughout the world. Their works include the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, the 24-mile long curtain titled “Running Fence” in California, and most recently “The Gates” in New York City’s Central Park. Because their large-scale public projects are temporary, these preliminary artworks remain as evidence of these installations.
The circulating exhibition is organized by the Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA which received the collection in 2001 as a donation by Tom Golden, a close friend of the artists.
Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary Artistry
June 28-September 21, 2014
Join us for a fun-filled exploration of the intriguing history of the bolo tie, New Mexico’s official state neckwear. Organized by the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, the exhibition traces the history of the bolo tie back to 19th-century scarf slides and slide necklaces. The bolo tie we know of today emerged in the 1940s as a challenge to traditional neckwear.
Bolo ties were haute couture in Western movies and mid-century TV shows, and through the decades have become a major expression of Native American artists including Charles Loloma, Hopi, and Norbert Peshlakai, Navajo. Bolo ties remain popular, and are even re-invented in unique mediums such as glass and ceramics. Be sure to attend the June 28 opening reception bedecked in your favorite bolos – the more, the merrier!
Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary Artistry is organized by the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, made possible by the Virginia M. Ullman Foundation.