Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Art will host It’s About Time: 12,000 Years of Art in New Mexico from March 22-April 19 in Runnels Gallery in Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University on the Portales campus.
The viewing hours are from 8 a.m. to midnight on Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to midnight on Sundays. There will be a closing reception from 5-6:30 p.m. on April 19.
Both events are free and open to the public.
This exhibit is a traveling an overview of New Mexico art to 11 small museums throughout the state to celebrate the centennial of New Mexico statehood. The exhibition presents New Mexico’s vibrant artistic heritage beginning 14,000 years ago and ending with contemporary images. These connections and influences have shaped the visual arts that define New Mexico.
The exhibit was curated by the New Mexico Museum of Artas part of the museum’s regional outreach program. The pieces of art use Native American, Hispanic and European American art to tell the cultural history of New Mexico.
The exhibit has been funded by the New Mexico Humanities Council and Newman’s Own Foundation, and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.
For more information, contact Bryan Hahn at 575-562-2778.