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Docent Art Talks: The Harlem Renaissance – The Awakening of Black Pride Through the Arts [VIRTUAL]

January 26 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

By exploring the history of the Harlem Renaissance, we will examine the fight for dignity, self-expression, and equality by African Americans through the arts. In doing so, we will discuss the dominant American values of freedom, equality, racism, and group superiority. Art Talks take place every Wednesday from January through April at 1:30 p.m. They are presented by members of the TMALearn! Docent Council. RESERVE TICKETS

Docent Art Talks: Let’s Meet in the Garden: A Look At Ten Artists Who Cultivated and Painted Gardens [VIRTUAL]

February 2 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Throughout history, flowers and gardens have been favorite subjects of artists. Join us on a tour as we visit the homes and gardens of ten artists whose floral expressions are as varied as the artists themselves. This talk will help us appreciate each artist’s relationship with nature and remind us of how gardens provide us with a sense of joy. Art Talks take place every Wednesday from January through April at 1:30 p.m. They are presented by members of the…

February Free First Thursday! Noble, Proud, Wise, Lordly: Art of the Jaguar

February 3 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Thursday of every month 5–8 p.m. Free Museum Admission Performances | Activities | Lectures This month, inspired by Noble, Proud, Wise, Lordly: Art of the Jaguar on view in the Jon and Linda Ender Gallery, observe the images of jaguars on view here and in other locations throughout the museum, consider not only the animal’s symbolic associations but also its role in the local Sonoran Desert environment today. Art and gallery activities, led by Ami Dalal and Laila Halaby,…

Bank of America: Museums on Us

February 5 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This weekend, admission to TMA is free for Bank of America cardholders as a part Bank of America's Museums On Us program. Reserve a ticket online (one per cardholder) using the discount code TMABofA, then show your Bank of America/Merrill Lynch debit or credit card at the Admissions Desk to redeem your free admission. Museums on Us occurs during the first full weekend of each month. Present your active Bank of America, Merrill or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S.…

Bank of America: Museums on Us

February 6 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This weekend, admission to TMA is free for Bank of America cardholders as a part Bank of America's Museums On Us program. Reserve a ticket online (one per cardholder) using the discount code TMABofA, then show your Bank of America/Merrill Lynch debit or credit card at the Admissions Desk to redeem your free admission. Museums on Us occurs during the first full weekend of each month. Present your active Bank of America, Merrill or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S.…

Docent Art Talks: Namingha! Namingha! Namingha! Three Contemporary Hopi Artists You Might Not Know but Should

February 9 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

We will learn about the art of the Namingha family. Dan Namingha and sons Arlo and Michael are three highly respected Santa Fe contemporary artists whose work reflects their Hopi heritage and the world of today. Art Talks take place every Wednesday from January through April at 1:30 p.m. They are presented by members of the TMALearn! Docent Council. For the health and safety of all event/program attendees, proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test result, from within…

Docent Art Talks: Art, Beauty, Love and Loss: The Artists’ Colony at Worpswede

February 16 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Around the turn of the 20th century, the tiny village of Worpswede in north Germany became home to a thriving community of artists who longed to escape the stuffy confines of the art academies and find solace and inspiration in the sweeping landscapes and picturesque villages of the north German moors and the hard lives of the crofters who eked out a living there. Art Talks take place every Wednesday from January through April at 1:30 p.m. They are presented…

Docent Art Talks: How Photography Became Art

February 23 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Alfred Stieglitz, Dorothea Lange, and Gordon Parks created iconic images that endure as fine art. But in the early 20th century, photography faced a very hostile environment in the art world. We’ll look at how the artist-photographers won acceptance, with a focus on works in the TMA collection, and the role of women and people of color. Art Talks take place every Wednesday from January through April at 1:30 p.m. They are presented by members of the TMALearn! Docent Council.…

Docent Art Talks: Cats in Art and Their Companions

March 2 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Let’s explore how cats were portrayed artistically by a variety of artists, with special focus on artists who loved cats. Sharing a home helps an artist to gain intimate knowledge of feline anatomy and to understand their behaviors. Cats have been portrayed in art to honor the souls of departed loved ones, to present their portraits in the arms of humans, and for some artists, to capture a feline-human companionship in a painting. Art Talks take place every Wednesday from…

March Free First Thursday

March 3 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Thursday of every month 5–8 p.m. Free Museum Admission Performances | Activities | Lectures Explore the newly installed permanent collection galleries to see what changes have been made at the museum. The evening will feature music, artmaking, gallery experiences, and a cash bar serving beer and wine. Gallery and artmaking activities will focus on Patrick Martinez: Look What You Created exhibition in partnership with Ignite Sign Art Museum. Free First Thursday is presented by an anonymous donor. *Limited tickets…

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