Art and Cultural Goings-On in Taos and Northern New Mexico

May 1 - April 29, 2018

Picturing Home: Plants and Animals of the Southwest

Taos: Millicent Rogers Museum, gallery one, open daily
Picturing Home: Plants and Animals of the Southwest

Picturing Home features paintings, pottery, and textiles that depict plants and animals native to the region.

The exhibition focuses on the history of Native American painting in the Southwest as well as the integral role of Mary B. Rogers, Millicent Rogers’ mother, in the promotion of the modern painting style that is primarily associated with the Santa Fe Indian School.

Since 2014, the Millicent Rogers Museum has kept two native plants gardens on the museum grounds that feature many plant species used in the production of the traditional Southwest arts featured in the museum’s fifteen galleries.  For example, Yucca is native to the region and is often used in making baskets, Rocky Mountain Bee Plant provides black paint for Pueblo polychrome pots, and Rabbit Brush, or Chamisa, provides yellow and green dyes for weaving textiles. You can read more about the various uses for these plants in our accompanying gallery guide available at the museum.

 

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