New Mexico has an important tradition of art in the 20th century. Artists working alone or in schools have produced works of art that have helped shape the image of New Mexico. This session will explore the concept of the cultural landscape by looking at the places where artists worked, such as homes, studios, and en plein air and the subjects they chose to paint. Cultural landscapes can be expansive because they embrace both the built environment as well as features of the natural landscape. Speakers in this session will address Georgia O’Keefe and the landscapes she painted near her home in Abiquiu and Peter Hurd, who painted the people and landscapes of the Hondo Valley, where he lived. The National Register of Historic Places will be discussed as a means to identify, evaluate, and document these important cultural landscapes.
Sara Woodbury, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Roswell Museum and Art Center
Robert A. Kret, Director, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Steven Moffson, State and National Register Coordinator, New Mexico Historic Preservation Division