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Bringing Together: Recent Acquisitions

Bringing Together: Recent Acquisitions

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Sunday, January 26, 2020

Museum collections are a source of inspiration, appreciation, and learning. Bringing Together celebrates the ongoing process of building our collection by sharing a portion of the artworks acquired by the New Mexico Museum of Art over the past five years. Either by gift or purchase, every well-chosen object added to our collection broadens its scope and potential impact.
The collection was established prior to the 1917 completion of the museum’s iconic Pueblo Revival building. Portrait of Dieguito Roybal, San Ildefonso Pueblo was given to the museum by the artist, Robert Henri, in anticipation of the completion of what was then known as the Art Galleries of the Museum of New Mexico. Henri, along with museum founder Edgar Lee Hewett, understood the significance of housing and preserving cultural artifacts for study, appreciation, and future generations.
In addition to exhibiting the artworks in our galleries, the museum’s collections are utilized in other ways as well. They are a resource for scholars and researchers and are loaned to other institutions for exhibition. We hold and care for these objects to ensure their preservation for future generations.