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Points of Departure

November 12 – December 19, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 12, 5pm

Click here for a full calendar of events. 

Forming a multifaceted curatorial exchange, three concepts will be on display within the gallery: laboratory, Curatory, and Points of Departure. The UAG will host a plethora of community programs, taking place from mid-November through early December. For the complete schedule, visit our google calendar.


laboratory will provide a lab-like environment integrating art history, two dimensional and three dimensional works, and performances by the faculty and students of the NMSU Department of Art. In these spaces, the gallery will become a shared atelier, between faculty, students, and the community at-large. laboratory aims to inspire evaluation, interpretation, and experimentation, through interactions with the UAG’s extensive permanent collection of contemporary and historical artworks.

Community programs includes a lecture focused on games, humor, and play in art, a series of sound-based performances, and a variety of workshops, exploring book arts, jewelry, typographic sculpture, and clay installation art.

NMSU© 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Andy Warhol Reigning Queens: Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, 1985 Screenprints in colours with ‘diamond dust’, on Lenox Museum Board, 100.0 x 80.0 cm NMSU University Art Collectoin © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS)

The Curatory is a community-curated space with both online and offline participants. Social media users will be asked to take part in a weekly vote for one artwork in the collection to be exhibited in the gallery. Using social media, participants can select artwork by tagging “NMSU Art Gallery” on Facebook, @NMSUArtGallery for Twitter, and @nmsuartgallery on Instagram. To view the UAG’s contemporary and historical collections online, visit uag.nmsu.edu/contemporary/.

Also in Curatory, graduate students will exhibit their selections of artworks from the collection.

Points of Departure is a space comprised of works created by the Master of Fine Arts students at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. An exchange agreement, initiated by Towson, was made between this program and the MFA program at New Mexico State University (NMSU). The exhibition of works by the Towson MFAs at the UAG at NMSU gives the Baltimore-based artists a unique opportunity to share their recent works with the Southern New Mexico community.

The NMSU University Art Gallery is located in D.W. Williams Hall, at the intersection of University and Solano Avenues. The UAG is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10- 4 p.m. Designated gallery parking is available, and general parking on the NMSU campus is free on weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays.

For more information, or to arrange a group visit, please visit the gallery website at

Contact UAG administrator Jasmine Woodul directly at 575-646-2545 or artglry@nmsu.edu.