A Museum as a Work of Art
If you think you'll never forget your last trip to the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, you may find this magnet souvenir from United States to be utterly irresistible if not ideal for remembering your visit fondly. It really paints this attraction in a positive light thanks to a warm abundance of light that compliments the adobe-esque aesthetic of the building in question.
And by not showing the ground, the building is able to appropriate a certain unmistakable earth aesthetic in a pretty quaint and marvelous way when admired through this frame. There is also a wonderful play of light and shadow which puts the viewer In the artistic state of mind. After all, it is pretty fundamental in numerous works of art.
The Museum in Details
The museum dates from 1917 and its unique design is the work of Isaac Rapp who blended Native American and Spanish archirtectural styles into what is known as Pueblo Revival. At the time, state authorities addressed the need for a building to house the art collections that were kept at the Museum of New Mexico. This newly open museum received not only this collection but invited local and national artists to send their artwork to be included in the new museum exhibits. The call for works was very successful and the artworks received were the foundation of the museum's collection.
In addition to its permanent collection, the museum hosts temporary exhibits, privileging the Native American artworks. It is not rare to find exhibits by artists from Arizona and California who add a different vision of what it means to be a Native American today in United States. If interested in American society and culture, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home and share your views on the magnificent American Southwest.