Spring - Tesuque Valley, 1953 by Gustave Baumann, Photo by Blair Clark © New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art are hosting a two day-symposium commemorating the 100th Anniversary of artist Gustave Baumann’s arrival in New Mexico. “A Gathering for Gus” will be held Friday and Saturday, September 28 & 29, 2018

Baumann came to New Mexico in May 1918, and in October of that year attended an exhibit of his work at the New Mexico Museum of Art. The museum’s curator at the time, Paul Walter, convinced Baumann to settle permanently in Santa Fe with the offer of studio space. Best known for his picturesque woodblock prints and fantastical marionettes, Baumann also worked in a variety of other media including drawings, painting, sculpture, and furniture design. The New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection of more than 1,700 works by Baumann is the largest holding of the artist’s work in any public collection and illustrates Baumann’s breadth of artistic interest. Additionally, the New Mexico History Museum and its Press at the Palace of the Governors focuses on the artist’s process with a re-creation of Baumann’s studio. Symposium speakers include keynote Nancy E. Green, Martin Krause, Gala Chamberlain, Maureen Russell, Christian Waguespack, and Thomas Leech, plus a film by John Eddy. 

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