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NMSU gallery to exhibit new acquisitions

From June 9 through Aug. 18, the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University will present an exhibition of several new additions to the gallery’s permanent collection acquired over the past two years. Works including those by Joshua Shane Flores, Felice House, Zachery Lechtenberg, Mónica Martínez, Jason Middlebrook, Jenny Morgan, Christine Nguyen, Wendy Red Star, Jim Waid, Terri Warpinski, Kerianne Quick and selections from the Don M. Gonzales Poster Collection will be on display.

A political poster by Julio Prieto is among several from the Don M. Gonzales Poster Collection to be displayed as part of an exhibition at the University Art Gallery at NMSU June 9 - Aug. 18. (Courtesy of University Art Gallery)

Wendy Red Star is a rising artist in the contemporary art world. Born and raised on the Crow Indian Reservation in south-central Montana, Red Star grew up engrossed in the lifestyle of this culture, evident in her conceptual artworks. (Photo by Wendy Red Star)

Two events are scheduled to celebrate this exhibition: an opening reception, a “Celebración de verano,” on Friday, June 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and a closing reception, the “3rd Annual UAG Mixer,” on Friday, Aug. 18, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Both receptions are free and open to the public.

Each year, the gallery actively acquires locally and globally significant artworks to incorporate into its permanent collection, which has strong holdings of 20th and 21st century photographs and prints and 19th century Mexican retablos. The “New Acquisitions/Nuevas Adquisiciones” exhibition features gifts and acquisitions from 2015 to the present, including artworks by NMSU students who have received the Mary Lawbaugh Purchase Award during the past three of the annual UAG Juried Student Shows, which take place each spring. The “New Acquisitions/Nuevas Adquisiciones” exhibition spotlights diverse, prolific artists whose professional practices align with the UAG’s educational mission and the teaching missions of the Department of Art and NMSU.

Eleven lithographic prints from the Don M. Gonzales Poster Collection will also be on view. This named collection, donated to NMSU last year, is comprised of more than 80 early to mid-20th century propaganda and advertising posters produced in the Americas and Europe.

By appointment, the Don M. Gonzales Poster Collection is available for study by any interested person seeking to view or research these historic prints.

The University Art Gallery at NMSU is located in D.W. Williams Hall, at the intersection of University Avenue and Solano Drive. The UAG is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Designated gallery parking is available, and general parking on the NMSU campus is free on weekends and after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

For more information or to arrange a group visit, visit the gallery website at uag.nmsu.edu, or email artglry@nmsu.edu.