ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — From the Puyê petroglyphs to the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, New Mexico’s art has long intersected with history.
“A Past Rediscovered: Highlights from the Palace of the Governors” gathers images from the dawn of photography, historic retablos and bultos, beaded flapper dresses and a letter from Billy the Kid on loan from both the Palace and the New Mexico History Museum at the Albuquerque Museum through Oct. 20. The stories continue through rare firearms, images of Ansel Adams capturing famous landscapes, low riders and Gustave Baumann’s prints, woodblocks and tools. Will Schuster’s Zozobra armature model (1935-50) dangles like a wooden marionette.
Organizers have categorized the nearly 300 objects into sections on the history of the building, its Frey Angélico Chávez Library, the photo archives and its colonial collection.
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