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Pulp Art

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A new exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art shows how pop culture is still remaking the prototype of the American West By Peter O’Dowd The American West has always been anchored in myth. When Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their famous expedition, past the Mississippi River and deep into…(Read More)

A Santa Fe gallery aims to increase awareness of Lougheed’s classic Western art Debuting November 14 at Nedra Matteucci Galleries in Santa Fe, Robert Lougheed: A Brilliant Life in Art is more than just an art exhibit — it’s also an impressive historical exhibition. The show will feature more than 80 works, including spontaneous…(Read More)

Paint the Town

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If you haven’t already set aside the third Saturday of October, it might be time to clear the calendar and head to Santa Fe for the Canyon Road Paint Out. For one day, hundreds of artists and thousands of art enthusiasts come together for an outdoor artist demonstration, held on Santa Fe’s iconic…(Read More)

Digging for Art

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Ra Paulette has spent the last four decades hand-carving sandstone caves throughout New Mexico into works of art. After years of taking on commissioned works, Paulette has chosen to forego working for clients and is instead creating a massive, 10-year-long project. The Academy Award-nominated film, Cavedigger, explores Paulette’s creative process…(Read More)

Aspen’s new art museum is a tour de force that features dazzling natural light and sweeping views. Will Grant finds its bold design is winning fans, provoking locals and tempting a few climbers Photography by Michael Moran Looking south from the rooftop patio of the Aspen Art Museum, the steeps of Aspen Mountain rise…(Read More)

High Society

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Taos is celebrating 100 years on the art world map as well as the gents who put it there. Meet the women who keep the tradition alive By Jayme Moye An artist enclave doesn’t happen by accident. The Taos that we enjoy today is the result of more than 100 years of conscious choices…(Read More)

There’s no shortage of amazing art in Santa Fe and Taos. Here are five of our favorite collections. Heinley Fine Arts What began as a curated collection in Boston’s back bay became a fine arts museum on historic Bent Street in Taos when Donna Heinley fell in love with New Mexico. The gallery…(Read More)

Images supplied by Esther Greenfield, courtesy of Center of Southwest Studies So many of the things we now take for granted were once considered feats of amazing strength and marvels of modern engineering. Esther Greenfield’s new book, Tough Men in Hard Places, offers a glimpse into the lives of men who braved avalanches, winter…(Read More)

Chain-saw sculptor Jerry Stringham of Orderville, Utah, works on a piece featuring two bears hugging. Photo by Shaun Stanley.

By Dale Rodebaugh Other people’s cast-off tree stumps are the stock in trade for itinerant wood carvers Jerry Stringham and son, Jerry Stringham III, better known as Little Jerry. The pair set up operations on a spring afternoon at Tractor Supply Co. on Dominguez Drive in Durango. “We make a good living,” said…(Read More)

Summer of Color

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From orange-winged butterflies to crimson rugs and turquoise jewelry, Santa Fe celebrates the season with a boldly hued series of exhibitions across the city. By Eric Wybenga The mere mention of the Southwest evokes a world of intense color. Beginning Memorial Day, Santa Fe celebrates this distinctive palette with Summer of Color, in which…(Read More)