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Sep 28, 2018 through Sep 29, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Gathering for Gus
2-Day Symposium Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Artist Gustave Baumannís arrival in New Mexico

New Mexico History Museum

.The New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection of more than 1,700 works by Baumann is the largest holding of the artist’s work in any public collection and illustrates Baumann’s breadth of artistic interest. Additionally, the New Mexico History Museum and its Press at the Palace of the Governors focuses on the artist’s process with a re-creation of Baumann’s studio, and holds many domestic artifacts of the Baumann family.

The event will include tours of the New Mexico Museum of Art, with a specific focus on the Baumann pieces on display, and visits to the museum’s collection storage to see other examples of Baumann’s work in the museum’s permanent collection. The New Mexico Museum of History and the Palace Press will also host tours. Offsite tours are also being planned.

Gustave Baumann arrived in New Mexico in May 1918, and attended an exhibit of his work at the New Mexico Museum of Art in October of that year. The museum’s curator at the time, Paul Walter, convinced Baumann to settle permanently in Santa Fe with the offer of studio space. Best known for his picturesque woodblock prints and fantastical marionettes, Baumann also worked in a variety of other media including drawings, painting, sculpture, and furniture design.

The ‘Gathering for Gus’ Symposium speakers include Keynote Nancy Green, Martin Krause, Gala Chamberlain, Antoinette Dwan, Maureen Russell, Christian Waguespack, and Thomas Leech. Attendance at the symposium will be by advance registration, with details yet to be announced.

Purchase tickets here:

http://tickets.ticketssantafe.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=5193

Other events will include:



  • New Mexico Museum of Art Tours with Christian Waguespack, Curator of 20th Century Art.

  • Visit collections storage at the New Mexico Museum of Art with Michelle Roberts Head of Registration & Collections, New Mexico Museum of Art. 

  • A visit to the Palace Press will include a printed keepsake and tour of the print shop with Thomas Leech Director, Palace Press.


For more information, contact Tom Leech at 505-476-5096 , tom.leech@state.nm.us

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Related Photos

Artist Gustave Baumann with his marionettes, Santa Fe, NM (1959) (negative number HP.2011.07.001) Palace of the Governors Photo Archive, New Mexico History Museum.
Gustave Baumann, photo date & photographer unknown. Photo: Courtesy New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
Gustave Baumann, photo date & photographer unknown. Photo: Courtesy New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
Gustave Baumann, Rain in the Mountains, 1925, color woodcut, 9 5/8 x 11 1/4 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Museum purchase with funds raised by the School of American Research, 1952 (1153.23G) ©New Mexico Museum of Art. Photo by Blair Cla
Gustave Baumann, Procession, 1930, color woodcut with aluminum leaf, 13 x 12 3/4 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Museum purchase with funds raised by the School of American Research, 1952 (964.23G) © New Mexico Museum of Art. Photograph by
Gustave Baumann, Procession, 1930, color woodcut with aluminum leaf, 13 x 12 3/4 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Museum purchase with funds raised by the School of American Research, 1952 (964.23G) © New Mexico Museum of Art. Photograph by


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