NM Museum of Art Expands Transcendentalist Collection

By Kathleen Roberts
“Beyond Civilization to Texas,” 1950 oil on canvas by Robert Gribboek. (Courtesy of the New Mexico Museum of Art)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Transcendentalist Painters pushed art beyond Modernism into new concepts of space, color, light, and spirituality. These New Mexico artists ignored the stunning Southwestern landscapes and portraits of traditional American Indian life to forge something different by turning their gaze inward. The New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe has announced the irrevocable gift of eight works of art by members of this Taos-based group from the William Dailey Trust and Dr. Nicole Panter Dailey. The pieces are not yet on public view. [More]