A Note from the Director:
The University Art Gallery closed its current doors inside D.W. Williams Hall on May 11, 2019, and the new University Art Museum will reopen in the newly constructed Devasthali Hall on February 28, 2020, with a premier exhibition: Labor: Motherhood & Art in 2020.
As the first exhibit in the newly constructed University Art Museum (UAM), opening on the campus of NMSU, Labor: Motherhood & Art in 2020 (Labor) and the wide array of planned interactive and engaging programming will take a purposeful look at motherhood in its various forms, from a universal truth and ubiquitous creative act to a solitary and individual experience that changes everything in a woman’s creative life. Co-curated by Marisa Sage (Director, UAM) and Laurel Nakadate (NY based photographer and filmmaker), Labor addresses and challenges the documented human experiences of motherhood and the often negative ways the mother and childrearing have been perceived and portrayed in art, both historically and in current popular culture. Building upon the multitudes of conversations happening in the contemporary art world Labor looks at motherhood through the lenses of empathy, intimacy, feminism, failure, dedication, and routine. More information regarding the featured artists and exhibition programming will be released in the coming months.
Please watch the video created and produced by KRWG Public Media to learn more about the new University Art Museum
The new University Art Museum will be closed to the public as it enters into a strategic planning phase starting May 16, 2019–Feb 28, 2020. Please visit our current site, uag.nmsu.edu, for updates over the coming months regarding programming and opening information. We look forward to welcoming all of our patrons from on campus and off to the museum in 2020.
NMSU Art Museum joins over 14 institutions to host events about climate change
Artists from Las Cruces to Albuquerque hope to draw attention to a biological crisis happening along the Rio Grande with an exhibit titled “Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande.” Subhankar Banerjee, NMSU alumnus and University of New Mexico professor of art and ecology, co-curated the exhibit at 516 Arts, which reached out to enlist other institutions including the Albuquerque Museum, the Ruben Center for the Visual Arts, the New Mexico State University’s Art Museum and many others. The result is a series of local events in Las Cruces throughout October and November intended to bring recognition to issues of regional climate change. Events include a city proclamation, an extinct species workshop, a mural, a film screening and a lecture.