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Insights: Avant-Garde and the University

Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

203 Cornell Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106






Phone: 505-277-4001
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Andrew Connors discusses how the support of the university encouraged experimentation and celebration of the avante-garde.

Even before statehood, the art of Albuquerque reveals developments that are fundamentally at odds with conventional histories of New Mexico art. While Northern New Mexico was declining economically, Albuquerque quickly evolved into the economic center of New Mexico which was not tethered to a romantic, tourist-based income. This freedom from the stereotype and market driven subject matter, allowed artists to respond to intellectual pursuits and risk-taking.  In this lecture, Andrew Connors will explore how the support of the University also encouraged experimentation and celebration of the avant-garde.