Join us for Opening Day Exhibition Tours of Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts, and Village with Siera Hyte, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art, sharing insights about this reinstallation and the creative collaborators who made it possible.
Tours will take place at 11am and 2pm. Participants will begin in the William D. Adams Gallery/Lobby. Please pre-register here, as space is limited for drop-in participants due to the size of the galleries.
Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts, and Village centers Pueblo perspectives on the contexts that informed the social and cultural landscape of Taos from 1915 to 1927, when the Taos Society of Artists (TSA), a group of Anglo-American painters, was active. Featuring the Colby Museum’s collection, including a key group of works from the distinguished Lunder Collection, as well as select loans, it also sheds light on issues that affect Native people today, in the Southwest and beyond.
The exhibition puts paintings by TSA artists in dialogue with works by twentieth- and twenty-first-century Native American artists to illuminate the varied, complex, and rich art histories of the United States Southwest, in particular the city of Taos and Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. Presented in six galleries spanning the lower level of the museum’s Lunder Wing, it also includes writing, sound, and artworks from the featured artists and other Native culture bearers as part of new research supported by the museum’s Lunder Institute for American Art.
Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts, and Village is on view through July 28, 2024, in the Lower Lunder Wing at the Colby College Museum of Art, located on campus.
Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts, and Village is made possible through the support of the Terra Foundation for American Art and Colby Museum endowment funds provided by the Lunder Foundation and the Mellon Foundation, which supported the 2021–2022 Lunder Institute Research Fellows Program.