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Current Exhibitions 


Our Land; Landscapes from the Collection (Gallery 1)

May 1, 2017 – January 2018

 

PICTURING HOME: LANDSCAPES OF THE SOUTHWEST

The exhibition focuses on the history of Native American painting in the Southwest as well as the integral role of Mary B. Rogers, Millicent Rogersmother, in the promotion of the modern painting style that is primarily associated with the Santa Fe Indian School.

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Gallery 9 

Feast Days, A Cycle of Faith

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Corn, Sacred Giver of Life    

Gallery 9

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Millicent Rogers Museum Exhibit Highlights Significance of Corn in Southwest Native American Art, August 19, 2017-April 30, 2018

The exhibit highlights the significance of corn to Southwest Native American art, and includes historic and contemporary textiles, paintings, pottery, jewelry, and more. 

 

Corn: Sacred Giver of LifeThe exhibition centers on the theme of corn and its importance to the variety of Native American cultures and communities in the Southwest.  Corn: Sacred Giver of Life focuses on images of corn in art, reflecting its cultivation and utilization by Navajo, Pueblo and Hispanic communities of the region.  In addition to its importance as a food source, corn has played a role for many tribes as sacred corn pollen or cornmeal used as ritual adornment and spiritual offerings.  Pueblo and Hispanic communities along the Rio Grande continue to cultivate corn as a staple food and for ceremonial Feast Day celebrations.  Images of corn can be found in textiles, pottery, and paintings depicting corn dancers and examples of each will be exhibited in the show.  Hopi and Navajo jewery from the renowned collection of Millicent Rogers is also included to demonstrate the variety of ways in which corn is used as crnamentation.  The majority of the works included in the exhibit are from the museums permanent collection, and demonstrate the long history of artistic representations of corn that continues today.  This exhibition additionally reveals how cultures throughout the Soutwhest share common bonds through corn by noting the use of corn imagery in some Hispanic religious art objects.

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Artists featured in the exhibit include: potters Crucita Calabaza, Elizabeth Polingaysi Quoyawayman, Sharon Reyna, Nellie Nampeyo, Margaret and Luther Gutierrez, Grace Medicine Flower, Camillo Sunflower Tafoya, and Lawrence Namoki, painters Bernardo Nieto, Pablita Velarde, and J.D. Roybal, as well as historic and contemporary baskets, katsina tihu, and weavings by Navajo and Hopi artists.

The exhibit highlights the significance of corn to Southwest Native American art, and includes historic and contemporary textiles, paintings, pottery, jewelry, and more. 

 MRM Corn Sacred Giver of Life Press Release



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La Familia; Legendary Families and the Legacy of MRM

(Galleries 12 & 14)

March 18 – 2018

In the 1960s, Claude and Elizabeth Anderson gave their charming adobe home to the Millicent Rogers Museum. It was converted into a museum, but still retains the intimate feel of the original home. Throughout the museum, you can view images of how the galleries were originally decorated by the Andersons and Millicent Rogers herself carved her initials into what was once the main entrance to the home. This Saturday, the museum will open a new exhibit, La Familia: Legendary Families and the Legacy of the Millicent Rogers Museum, about the vast network of family connections significant to our past, present, and future. Works donated to the museum's permanent collection by the Andersons will be on view, which includes some of the items in this photograph.

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Gallery 15

Millicent Rogers

 

There are many admirable traits that make up the fascinating persona of Millicent Rogersmodel, muse, collector, designer, humanitarian, philanthropist, and VISIONARY.  In collaboration with the Taos Visionaries: Art and Culture Consortium, the Millicent Rogers Museum is hosting an exhibition centered on the parallels between Rogers’ life, advocacy, and art collection and the core values of the Millicent Rogers Museum.  Although Rogersdid not envision a museum when she began collecting Southwestern art, her pieces form the heart of our collection.  The Millicent Rogers Museum follows her vision in our support of the arts and cultures of the Southwest and our dedication to collecting and exhibiting these works as a way to continue her legacy.  

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"The Mermaid and The Prince" Drawings by Millicent Rogers

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View these hand drawn originals of a story created by Milllicent Rogers.