Edward Gonzales, Patrocino Barela (after Prather), wood carver of Taos, ca. 1990
A bold reinstallation of Albuquerque Museum's permanent collection emphasizes real New Mexico. Common Ground celebrates the diverse creativity of artists living in or influenced by this region. Drawn from the Museum's permanent collection of almost 10,000 works of art, Common Ground includes masterworks by artists including Georgia O'Keeffe, Ernest Blumenschein, Raymond Jonson, Fritz Scholder, Luis Jimenez, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Diego Romero.
In April 2016, Curator of Art Andrew Connors got up early to talk about the new installation of Common Ground on the Morning Brew. "New Mexico is a cross road for visual ideas," said Connors. Check out the video of his conversation here.
In January 2013, Albuquerque Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy presented poems he had written based on artwork in the "Common Ground" exhibition. The poetry is available to view here.