Since the end of the 19th century when some of the first academically trained artists began to settle in Taos, later forming the Taos Society of Artists, New Mexico has continued to provide fertile ground for artists to gather together and create a forum for their individual visions.
The role of artist communities in New Mexico is explored through works by members of the Taos Society of Artists, Los Cinco Pintores, Transcendental Painting Group, Rio Grande Painters, and the Stieglitz circle. Each of these groups had a distinctive aesthetic and set of guiding principles Good Company offers a closer look at what makes each unique.
The Living crew spoke with the curator of 20th-century art, Christian Waguespack, about this exhibition and the importance of highlighting these works, these styles and these philosophies of creation in one exhibit. “Good Company” closes its doors on March 10th, 2019. For more information on the show and the museum, visit NMArtMuseum.org.