2017 Special Exhibits

Medicine Man Gallery and El Museo Cultural presents "Homage to the Square”
Will run through both Objects and Antique american Indian Art Shows.

2016 Talk

Restoring Voice: A Time for New Narratives About the Indian Arts Research Center Collections
A conversation with Brian Vallo, Director of Indian Arts Research Center at SAR.

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is recognized for its innovative research and public education programming focused on the comparative, historically informed study of human societies, the promotion of indigenous creativity through artist residencies, and as stewards of one of the world's finest research collections of Southwest Native American Art, assembled nearly 100 years ago. The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at SAR manages this collection and engages with tribal communities and artists who are represented in the collection. In recent years, a significant commitment by SAR has forged a new movement in the way cultural institutions can create meaningful relationships with tribal groups to enhance, and oftentimes correct the institution's record about its collections. These new narratives help to restore the community voice, enrich research initiatives, and assess options for long-term care of materials. Most importantly, a new, mutually agreed upon process for evaluating the collection and associated documentation evolves; affording members of tribal communities to participate in determining best practices for conservation, storage, access, and repatriation. Brian Vallo, a member of the Pueblo of Acoma tribe and Director of the IARC, will discuss this "movement" and its impact on the current and future stewardship of the notable IARC collections.

Location: El Museo Gallery
Date: August 19th, at 2pm
Cost: Entrance is included with show admission.

2016 Special Exhibits

Each year we will choose a museum quality event to display at our show. This year, we have two exhibits that will run concurrently with both shows.

2016 Special Exhibit for the Duration of both Shows

Deeply Yao

Woven in Beauty: 100 Years of Navajo Master Weavers from The Toadlena/Two Grey Hills Region
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
and Objects of Art Shows are pleased to present the curated exhibit Woven in Beauty. The exhibition features Navajo master weaver textiles from the Toadlena/Two Grey Hills region. The region is located on the Navajo reservation in northwestern New Mexico. The Toadlena/Two Grey Hills style is most distinguished by the use of numerous shades of natural wool from local sheep to produce textiles with precise and imaginative designs. This exhibit is curated by Mark and Linda Winter of the Historic Toadlena Trading Post.

For more info click here.

Location: El Museo Gallery
Dates: August 16-19 | Exhibit open during show hours
Cost: Entrance is included with show admission.

2016 Special Exhibit for the Duration of both Shows

On the Frontier: the art of Jose Bedia
Presented and curated by Jose Bedia Jr. and James Trotta-Bono, this exhibition is Sponsored by Objects of Art Shows. Internationally acclaimed Cuban American artist, Jose Bedia, brings an important exhibition to Santa Fe, New Mexico. On the Frontier will highlight the artist's lifelong passion for indigenous people and the west. The spiritual beliefs and animistic iconography of these cultures are ingrained in Jose Bedia's unique painting style. Bedia has created new works for this exhibition. The exhibition will also be paired with a number of earlier works contextualizing the artist's career. The paintings will be juxtaposed with a select number of rare and important historic artworks from the west. On the Frontier will explore Jose Bedia's deep exploration of and admiration for this region by engaging the dialogue between old and new – a process that is both ingrained and inseparable for the artist.

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Location: El Museo Gallery
Dates: August 16-19 | Exhibit open during show hours
Cost: Entrance is included with show admission.

Objects of Art Santa Fe presents 'On the Frontier: the Art of José Bedia'

Artwork from Comedian Gary Shandling's Estate To Be Sold

The Garry Shandling Collection will be extended through The Antique American Indian Art Show Santa Fe due to popular demand.

Paintings from the late comedian Garry Shandling's estate will be for sale at this year's Objects of Art Santa Fe show. Our AP: The Big Story press feature has been picked up by thousands of national and international publications, including great coverage on major outlets like ABC, MSN, and many more.

2016 TV and Radio

As Objects of Art Santa Fe and The Antique American Indian Art Show Santa Fe approach, we are featured in more and more press. Catch show organizers John Morris and Kim Martindale on TV! They will be featured on "Report From Santa Fe" on Sunday, August 7th at 8am on KNME-TV 5 in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. On Monday, August 8th at 9am, KASA Style will interview Kim Martindale.

On the radio, catch us talking about The Antique American Indian Show on KUNM on Saturday, August 6th, at 8:35am, during KUNM's broadcast of NPR's Weekend Edition. Yesterday morning, Kim Martindale and Cuban artist Jose Bedia appeared on KSFR-FM, discussing Bedia's special exhibit "On the Frontier" on display at El Museo during both shows.

Previous Special Exhibits

Click here for 2015's Exhibit, Deeply Yao.
Click here for 2015's Exhibit, Chilkat Blankets: Artistic Masterpieces.
Click here for 2014's Exhibit, Born of Fire by Margaret Tafoya: Santa Clara Pueblo Potter.
Click here for 2014's Exhibit, Lloyd "Kiva" New: Touching Native Inspiration.
Click here for 2013's Exhibit, THE RALPH T. COE LEGACY - Instruments of Passion.
Click here for 2013's Exhibit, A SEPARATE COUNTRY - The Creative Journey of Larry John Palsson.
Click here for 2012's Exhibit, Shields as Art: Selections from the Taylor A. Dale Collection.