New Mexico Museum of Art

formerly named

Fine Arts Museum, Museum of New Mexico

(above left: Plaza, Looking North, Santa Fe, February, 1997; above right: Detail of Front Facade, Fine Arts Museum, Santa Fe, 1997, photos by John Hazeltine. Please click on the images for enlargements.

Santa Fe, NM



Fruit of the Divine: Dynamic Symmetry and the Spiritual Ideals of Emil Bisttram; article by Joseph Traugott (12/21/05)

The West Through My Eyes: Highlights From the Private Collection of Bill Schenck (7/13/05)

Victor Higgins, 1884-1949, essay by Robert A. Ewing (9/5/03)

From Realism to Abstraction: Art in New Mexico, 1917-2002 (10/31/02)

Eliseo Rodriguez: El Sexto Pintor, article by Carmella Padilla (8/15/01)

Carr, O'Keeffe, Kahlo: Places of Their Own; "The Women Who Rode Away: Carr, O'Keeffe, and Kahlo" article by Christopher Merrill (8/6/01)

Oliphant in Santa Fe: Political Drawings, Caricature, and Sculpture (9/5/00)

In His Native Land: The Early Modern Photography of John Candelario (8/7/00)

The Railroad to Trinity: Selections from the Permanent Collection (7/8/00)

20/20: Twentieth Century Acquisitions by Twenty Leading Patrons (2/24/00)

From Baca to Burlin: An Insider's View (10/10/99)

New Art for a New Millennium: New Mexico 2000 (9/16/99)

"Selections from the Permanent Collection" and "New Mexico Collects" at Fine Arts Museum, Museum of New Mexico (6/10/99)

Milton Avery: Paintings from the Collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art (2/28/99)

I Saw Whole Paintings Right Before My Eyes: The 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Taos Art Colony (2/25/99)


The New Mexico Museum of Art, formerly named Fine Arts Museum, Museum of New Mexico, was founded in 1917 as the Art Gallery of the Museum of New Mexico. Housed in a spectacular Pueblo Revival building designed by I. H. and William M. Rapp, it was based on their New Mexico building at the Panama-California Exposition (1915). The museum's architecture inaugurated what has come to be known as "Santa Fe style." For more than 85 years the Museum has collected and exhibited work by leading artists from New Mexico and elsewhere. This tradition continues today with a wide array of exhibitions of work from the world's leading artists.

The Museum is part of the Museum of New Mexico, a division of the New Mexico Office of Cultural Affairs and is located just off the northwest corner of the Plaza in Santa Fe, NM. Hours and admission fees are available on the Museum's website.

Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with the Museum and with a topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Titles are listed by date of publication, with most recent listed first. Information on publications may be in error or incomplete. Titles may be followed by links to related essays published by Resource Library. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.

Artists of New Mexico Traditions: The National Heritage Fellows by Michael Petit, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2012 - 176 pages. Google Books says: "Since 1982, fifteen New Mexico artists have been named National Heritage Fellows, the most from any state, recognized for their contributions to the nation's traditional arts heritage. Pettit draws from the lives of these New Mexico artists -- among them potters and weavers, storytellers and musicians -- through interviews with living artists, family members, curators, and others discussing their lives and art. Portraits emerge, as well, of the villages, extended families, and traditions that are a constant in the lives of these artists."

Santa Fe Indian Market: A History of Native Arts and the Marketplace by Bruce Bernstein, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2012, 151 pages. Google Books says: "This is the only book on the history of Santa Fe Indian Market. Each August, one hundred thousand people attend Indian Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the nation's largest and most anticipated Native arts event. One thousand artists, representing 160 tribes, nations, and villages from the United States and Canada, proudly display and sell their works of art, ranging from pottery and basketry to contemporary paintings and sculptures. Beautifully illustrated with photographs of the artists and their work, historical photos from the Market's 90 year history."

Gustave Baumann: Nearer to Art, By Martin F. Krause, David Acton, Madeline Carol Yurtseven: 1993 - 158 pages. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 14, 2007. ISBN 0890132518, 9780890132517

Joseph A. Fleck, an Early Taos Painter: Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico. 1985 - 63 pages. ISBN 089013152X, 9780890131527

Marin in New Mexico, 1929 & 1930. Catalog of an exhibition organized by the University Art Museum, the University of New Mexico, and shown at the University Art Museum, Nov. 18-Dec. 29, 1968; Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 7-Mar. 7, 1969; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Tex., Mar. 21-May 12, 1969. 1968 - 32 pages. Original from the University of California. Digitized Apr 23, 2008

Henry C. Balink: a Retrospective Exhibition, September 25 through November, 6, 1966. 1966 - 16 pages


Thomas Hart Benton. Museum of New Mexico. 1962

The New MexicoPaintings of Frank H. Myers. 1962

Marsden Hartley. 1958

Olive Rush. 1957 - 4 pages

Homer Boss, 1882-1956. 1956 - 12 pages

Robert Henri: an Exhibition of Paintings : Museum of New Mexico Art Gallery. 1956

Gustave Baumann: a Retrospective Exhibition of Color Woodcuts , June 8 through July 27, 1952. 1952

Ernest L. Blumenschein: a Retrospect Exhibition of the Life Work; May 30 to June 30, 1948; Art Gallery, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe. 1948 - 5 pages

Exhibition of Paintings by Ernest L. Blumenschein. 1945

Book information courtesy of Google Books. This may not be a complete list of books published by the museum.

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