Schedule of Events

Labor: Motherhood & Art in 2020
On view: February 28 – May 28, 2020
This exhibition features the work of artists Tracey Baran, María Berrío, Patty Chang, Lenka Clayton, Amy Cutler, Joey Fauerso, Tierney Gearon, Kate Gilmore, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Mary Kelly, Justine Kurland, Marilyn Minter, Laurel Nakadate, Hương Ngô & Hồng- Ân Trương, Yoko Ono, Catherine Opie, Laurie Simmons, Wendy Red Star, and Mickalene Thomas. 
Public Opening reception: Friday, February 28, 2020, 6:30-8:30 PM
Jessica Jackson Hutchins Site-Specific Performance: Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:15 PM

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 1PM
Contemporary Gallery, University Art Museum
Curatorial Walkthrough: Marisa Sage and Joey Fauerso
Please join us for a curatorial walk-through with Museum Director Marisa Sage and several artists featured in Labor: Motherhood & Art in 2020 (Labor), taking place Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the University Art Museum at New Mexico State University. Situated in the Borderplex region of Southern New Mexico, Labor confronts and challenges historic and contemporary ways mothers and mothering have been represented in both art and popular culture. Sage and the artist will discuss the themes of the exhibition as well as take questions from guests.

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 2PM
Zane Bennett Collection Study Room, RM 106, University Art Museum
ARTIST/MOTHER Live Podcast: With Kaylan Buteyn
Live The Artist/Mother podcast with creator Kaylan Buteyn, a painter and mother of 3 children. Kaylan carefully curates the podcast, selecting each artist interviewed with the hopes of sharing a wide range of artist practices and lifestyles. Each interview brings you an honest perspective and peek into the life of artists who are also mothers, asking them to share with us about their journey as they attempt to balance both identities. Our live panel/podcast will be a conversation with multiple artists moms in the exhibition Labor: Motherhood & Art in 2020.

Thursday & Friday, March 5 & 6, 2020, 10 AM – 6PM
Feminist Border Arts Film Festival
With four Labor associated films: Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project, Mickalene Thomas’s short film, “Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of My Mother”, Ann Fessler: A Girl Like Her, and KCET’s Emmy-nominated documentary “Artist and Mother.”
Collab Lab, University Art Museum
Full schedule coming soon. 
Mama Create-Ups
Our Mama Create-Ups series provides two hour bi-monthly programming for on and off campus moms in conjunction with the exhibition Labor: Motherhood and Art in 2020 (Labor). The first hour of the Mama Create-Ups series provides informational talks by local specialists on themes, such as, lactation, FMLA, and Carving our time for your passions. During the following hour, mothers will be given time to write or work on personal projects while their children creatively explore art projects inspired by Labor in collaboration with the existing University Art Museum’s (UAM) OutsmART children’s workshops–whose mission is to expose children in the southwest region to art through exploration and play. Mama Create-ups welcomes regional moms to the UAM and the campus of New Mexico State University, providing them with time, an inclusive and safe environment, and resources for campus and regional mothers.



Saturday, March 14, 2020, 1PM
Mama Create-Ups #1: Mama’s Leche: Michelle Hackney and New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force
OutsmART Children’s Program: Objects that Represent My Mother: Clay Creations
Zane Bennett Collection Study Room, RM 106 & Collab Lab, University Art Museum

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 1PM
Mama Create-Ups #2: The Facts About FMLA: Dulcinea Lara
OutsmART Children’s Program: Family Structures & Motherhood: Collage and Mixed Media
Zane Bennett Collection Study Room, RM 106 & Collab Lab, University Art Museum

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 1PM
Mama Create-Ups #3: Carving Out Time For Your Art (Passions)
Artist/Mother Book-Heather Kirtland, Marissa Huber and Isadora Stowe
OutsmART Children’s Program: Mothers Day Creations: Paintings of Gratitude
Zane Bennett Collection Study Room, RM 106 & Collab Lab, University Art Museum

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 1PM
Mama Create-Ups #4: Fostering or Adopting in New Mexico
Brandie White – Mesilla Valley CASA
OutsmART Children’s Program: Definitions of Motherhood: Interpretation/Draw Your Journey
Zane Bennett Collection Study Room, RM 106 & Collab Lab, University Art Museum

Saturday, May 23, 2020, 1PM
Mama Create-Ups #5: Doula, Midwife, and OBGYN Panel: Explore childbirth options in NM
OutsmART Children’s Program: Oil Pastel Drawings
Zane Bennett Collection Study Room, RM 106 & Collab Lab, University Art Museum