Dec 13, 2020 - Feb 13, 2022
Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia
Museum of International Folk Art

Dressing with Purpose examines three dress traditions today—Swedish folkdräkt, Norwegian bunad, and Sámi gákti—in light of more than two centuries of social and political change across Scandinavia.

 

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May 9, 2020 - Oct 4, 2020
Breath Taking
New Mexico Museum of Art

In this exhibition, contemporary artists find inventive ways to express the act and importance of breathing by measuring it, scanning it, enclosing it, evoking it, and reminding us that every breath we take is a cooperative venture with our landscape.

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Feb 16, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
Sewing Stories of Displacement 2/16/20 9/27/20
Museum of International Folk Art

Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, moments of violence, political upheaval, and natural disaster have led to the displacement of entire communities. Since the 1960s, displaced people throughout the world—women, men, and children—have embroidered the stories of their forced migrations, new transitions, and memories of more stable lives. Through these textiles, they have been able to document their experiences, share their perspectives, and often, supplement their income during desperate times.

 

The Train Station, 1979. This gabba, chain-stitched embroidery on felted wool, illustrates the forced migration of Kahuta residents after the area became a site for the national atomic bomb project in 1976. Unknown artist, Pakistan. MOIFA, IFAF Collection, FA.1985.464.13.

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Feb 8, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020
Word Play
New Mexico Museum of Art

This exhibition of more than forty works of art in a variety of mediums features images by artists who incorporate letters, words, and phrases into their visual creations. 

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Jan 25, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020
The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo
New Mexico Museum of Art

During the Renaissance, biblical episodes from the life of Christ were the artistic mainstay for a majority of artists. 

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Jan 12, 2020 - Aug 30, 2020
From Combat to Carpet: The Art of Afghan War Rugs
Museum of International Folk Art

The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) presents From Combat to Carpet: The Art of Afghan War Rugs, opening January 12, 2020 and running until August 30, 2020. From Combat to Carpet is a traveling exhibition curated by Enrico Mascelloni and Annemarie Sawkins and features more than 40 handwoven rugs with war-related iconography collected over the past forty years.

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