Breakfast with the Curators
August 10, 2012 8:30 am through 10:00 am
2012 MIAC Breakfast with the Curators: Breakfast with Margarete Bagshaw, modernist painter and artist, followed by a talk and tour of the stunning new retrospective exhibit featuring her large monumental canvases.
Breakfast with the Curators, a series of lectures and artists presentations, will be held over three weeks in August at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Museum Hill. This popular program provides an opportunity to meet and learn about Native American Artists and arts through talks, tours of our exhibits, or behind the scenes with MIAC curators, scholars and artists. Reservations are required for all Breakfast with the Curators presentations and seating is limited.
The artist Margarete Bagshaw, born in 1964, grew up surrounded by her mother and grandmother’s artwork and the presence of other well-known Native artists such as R.C. Gorman. Yet it wasn’t until the 1990s that she started her artistic journey. Art represented to Bagshaw a “very normal way of life,” one she was accustomed to when both her grandmother and mother were at home painting.
Bursting with color and activity Bagshaw’s canvases are vibrant combinations of precise shape, texture, translucent layering, and light. Her paintings range from small to quite large and have an abstract, Cubist quality steeped in spirituality – a connection to her Native heritage and to her artistic forbears.
on March 11, 2011, Bagshaw described her work in relationship to Hardin and Velarde’s this way; “When I paint my own compositions, I can connect with their independence, strength and creativity. If I choose to reference something from their paintings in something of mine, as in my ‘Mother Line’ series, it is like hearing their message, but interpreting it my own way.”
Program begins at 8:30 am and runs to 10:00 am. We start with with Breakfast at the New Museum Hill Café, followed by programs at the Museum. *Cost is $35 per person, or $30 per person for MNMF members ( MNMF members attend all four breakfasts for $100). Museum admission included. Please call the MIAC shop for tickets at 505-982-5057 or purchase in person in advance at the shop.
Call 476-1271 for more information. (All topics subject to change, please call to confirm)