Structures

Exhibition

Structures

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This dynamic selection of 20th- and 21st-century artworks from the museum’s permanent collection explores the ways that art can speak to or question the formal, physical, environmental, social, and institutional structures of our world. Here you will encounter the work of Melvin Edwards, whose Lynch Fragments series inspires thoughtful reflection on America’s complex and violent history. DJ and visual artist, Rozeal, addresses racism and the complexities of cultural appropriation and globalization in our current times. Alberto Rey encourages viewers to consider their own ecological surroundings from which we are often disconnected. These connections to regional resources and materials are also seen in the work of Maria and Julian Martinez, who innovated upon ancient forms of pottery in ways that still inspire Pueblo artists. Oftentimes, multiple structures are present in the same artwork, providing pathways and opportunities for interpretation and inquiry. From paintings to sculpture, from pottery to jewelry, the artworks in this exhibition inspire conversations about how our world is structured. This exhibition is curated by Laura Minton, former Curator of Exhibitions; Adriana Greci Green, Curator of Indigenous Arts of the Americas; Emily Lazaro, former Manager of Docent & Teacher Programs; and Rebekah Boggs, former Tour Coordinator and Education Assistant.