New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin

March 21, 2017

National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington, D.C. | February 17–May 14, 2017

New Ground counters dominant 19th- and 20th-century narratives, which typically cast the American West as a masculine place of staged romance or rugged conquest. Through the works of potter Maria Martinez (ca. 1887–1980) and photographer Laura Gilpin (1891–1979), this exhibition illuminates the midcentury Southwest as a nuanced and dynamic environment in which these two women created art that embodied a distinctively modern aesthetic. Continue reading...