Through a window whose only opposition is an exhibition in which calculated pacing, hears the energies reasoning with Pure Art, the old dangers of dry timbered signatures initating styles


Take this exhibition of rusty Spanish-American homesteading tools at the Albuquerque Museum. While the Curator of Modern Art dozes, the few contemporary pieces huddle in an outcove.

The oldest, possibly dating as far back as 20,000B.C., included more than 20

Take this exhibition: A Settlement in colonial New Mexico was in effect a transplantation, a new version of the order that had prevailed in colonial Mexico and Spain. It was not the work of footloose individuals in search of adventures or wealth, but of small, homogeneous groups of simple people who brought with them their religion, their family ties, their ways of building and working and farming.  J.B. Jackson, A Sense of Place, A Sense of Time. New Haven, CT., 1994.