NMSU Art Collection Highlights

Summer 2016 Collection Highlights

 

1997.01.01_shelby_lee_adamsJune 28th, 2016
Shelby Lee Adams
Leddie and Children
Silver Gelatin Print, 11” X 14”, 1990

American Photography
Gallery Purchase in 2009

Continuing our Summer Collection Highlights Series we will be emphasizing a print by an American Photographer Shelby Lee Adams.  

“All the while my mind was racing. I wanted to convey both the intimacy of a child’s curiosity within a vast family landscape and to capture the beauty of the Appalachian mountain’s evening light.”

“Museum of Contemporary art Photography.”  Museum of Contemporary Photography. N.p., n.d. Web.. 20 June 2016

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1992.2.11 (1)Diane Marsh

June 21, 2015:

Diane Marsh
Searching Through Time, 1990
Oil on Canvas
30″ X 40″

Diane Marsh received a B.F.A in 1976 from Daemen College in Buffalo, NY and an M.F.A. in 1978 at Buffalo State, The Sate University of New York. She moved to New York city after graduation and lived in NYC until the mid 1980’s. She later received many artists’ grants, including the Roswell Artist in Residence Grant. Marsh’s paintings feature hyper-realistic portraits that display the human condition. On her website she states, “My paintings from the late 1980’s through the 1990’s portray the process of human transformation, and the idea that facing life’s sorrow and loss is one doorway we must all go through in order to grow “ (Marsh, 2016)Read full highlight here. 

 

 

 

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Muhammad Ali, 1977 Polaroid™ Polacolor Type 108 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (10.8 x 8.6 cm.) The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

June 14, 2016:

Andy Warhol
Muhammad Ali, 1977
Polaroid™ Polacolor Type 108
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (10.8 x 8.6 cm.)
NMSU Art Collection, Las Cruces, NM; Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

We would like to start off our Summer Collection Highlight Series by paying tribute to Muhammad Ali. Ali, known as “The Greatest” boxer of all time, passed away June 3, 2016. Ali was not only a boxer, he was also a tremendous philanthropist, an advocate for social change, a outspoken figurehead for issues of race, religion and politics, and a “Messenger for Peace”. Andy Warhol met Muhammad Ali, in 1977, when he photographed Ali as part of his ‘Athletes’ series. Read full highlight here.