Art Matters Santa Fe, sponsored by the Santa Fe Gallery Association
ART MATTERS | Collections - January 30 - February 8, 2015
Treasured and coveted, objects shared by collectors
ART MATTERS | Sustenance - March 13 - 22, 2015
Food, conversation and art to nourish the body, mind and soul
ART MATTERS | Curated - April 17 - 26, 2015
Exhibitions and discussions around ever changing themes
The Art Matters series hosted by the SFGA, including the annual events Art Matters | Collections in February, Art Matters | Sustenance in March, Art Matters | Curated in April and Art Matters | Santa Fe in October, emphasizes critical presentations and discussions of a wide range of art in the member galleries and museums. These events focus on connoisseurship and the unique art experience Santa Fe offers to collectors by showcasing the breadth and depth of exhibitions and collections in the galleries and museums and the scholarly owners, directors and curators who provide the experience. Santa Fe has a rich and vibrant art scene with artists, curators, writers, critics, students and collectors whose interests and expertise are as diverse as the people themselves, reading like an art history text.
Santa Fe is one of the most distinctive cultural destinations in America, featuring over 200 world-class art galleries and more than a dozen museums presenting acclaimed exhibitions throughout the year. The art galleries are located in three distinct areas—Canyon Road, Downtown and the Railyard—all within two square miles, connected one to the other and accessible on foot or by car. The art scene in this small city is multi-dimensional and wide-ranging. Santa Fe became the first U.S. city to be chosen by UNESCO as a Creative City, one of only nine cities in the world to hold this designation. Collectors of fine art will find a sophisticated art experience year-round with professional and friendly galleries, many with critical programing and museum quality exhibitions. The galleries feature art in a wide range of media—digital and new media, installations, painting and sculpture, glass, ceramics and textiles—and genre, including contemporary, modern, Impressionism, traditional, Western, Native American and Spanish Colonial among others. The gallery programing promotes connoisseurship, scholarship and a positive experience, whether for a seasoned collector or recent enthusiast.
We invite you to attend each of the ART MATTERS programs to experience Santa Fe as one of the most distinctive cultural and art destinations in America. The city-wide events include unique exhibitions, special presentations and critical discussions in the Santa Fe galleries and museums. The focus is on connoisseurship and education by showcasing the diversity and depth of art and collections in Santa Fe. Take this opportunity to meet artists, historians and critics and the scholarly gallery owners, museum directors and curators who create the art, exhibitions and experience.