August 10 – October 28, 2018
Sonic Borders (formerly Border Cantos), a unique collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican American sculptor/composer Guillermo Galindo, uses the power of art to explore and humanize the complex issues surrounding the United States-Mexico border. Misrach, who has photographed the border since 2004, documents landscapes and objects, including things left behind by migrants. His large-scale photographs, along with grids of smaller photos, highlight issues surrounding migration and its effect on regions and people. Responding to these photographs, Galindo fashioned sound-generating sculptures from items Misrach collected along the border, such as water bottles, Border Patrol “drag tires,” spent shotgun shells, ladders, and sections of the border wall itself. The sounds they produce give voices to people through the personal belongings they have left behind.
THE LADD LECTURE
MAXWELL ANDERSON: The Quality Instinct: Seeing Art Through a Museum Director's Eye
September 27, 2018
How do we judge what is good in art? Or more to the point, can we judge art? Author and art world veteran Maxwell Anderson enters the fray with The Quality Instinct. Part personal memoir, part thinking person's guide to the museum, The Quality Instinct is filled with wit and humor, anecdotes and insights from the author's 30 years in the highly competitive, often contentious art world. Anderson takes us on a grand tour of ancient and contemporary art, sharing five simple metrics of quality that help us to increase our "visual literacy" as we learn to see, not simply look-and yes, to judge.
12 x 12 EXHIBITION & SILENT AUCTION
Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:30 to 8:30 PM
The 12 x 12 Art Exhibition and Silent Auction is an annual event, held in October for one night only. It supports AMoA’s innovative art education programs and brings the community together to celebrate art and forge friendships. The artworks in the exhibition are sold via silent auction at a starting bid of $120. Fifty percent of the sale price goes towards educational programs at AMoA and fty percent goes to the artist. The generosity and support shown by artists and art collectors is vital to our museum and greatly appreciated by the Board of Trustees, AMoA Alliance, and AMoA Staff. Participation in this event enables AMoA to continue bringing rst-class art programming to area schools.
BURNING RING OF FIRE: 20 Years of Cast Iron Sculpture in Tucumcari, NM
October 26 – December 30, 2018
For the past twenty years, artists from across the United States have convened in the small town of Tucumcari, New Mexico to engage in a weeklong workshop making cast iron sculpture at Mesalands Community College (MCC). D’Jean Jawrunner, artist and MCC Foundry Director, began inviting artists to Tucumcari for an annual iron pour in 1999. The Mesalands Iron Pour is distinctive for its inclusivity, connecting a diverse group of artists across gender, age, and level of experience. This exhibition will include examples of at least 50 artworks created over 20 years of participation in the workshop, and will include works such as photographs, prints, and installations representing the artistic extensions of the medium. Video documentation of an Iron Pour in action will be included as a media component. Initial plans are being discussed for an on-site Iron Pour open to the public to view the process in action.
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The Amarillo Museum of Art is open:
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CLOSED on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
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The Amarillo Museum of Art publishes and distributes numerous fine art catalogues and posters. Southeast Asian and East Indian artifacts are featured as well as renowned modernist artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe and John Marin.