From One Beautiful Place to Another

By: Catie Anderson, curator of education on June 13th, 2018

In late May, my boyfriend, Dave, and I took a long-anticipated trip to New Mexico for a weeklong vacation of exploring museums, visiting pueblo sites, and taking in the gorgeous southwestern landscape.

Highlights included Mesa Verde National Park, the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, Taos Pueblo, and Aztec Ruins National Monument. One of the most memorable parts of the vacation was our visit to Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Returns, a highly interactive, one-of-a-kind art installation, which takes visitors through a maze of colorful and curious spaces.

It’s always bittersweet to come back from vacation but, lucky for me, a beautiful space awaited me upon my return to work. The Woodson Art Museum’s summer exhibition – The World According to Federico Uribe – features remarkable sculpture constructed from everyday objects, which artist Federico Uribe reimagines as the wings of a bird, the wool of a sheep, or the leaves of a tree. Visitors’ reactions to the exhibition have been overwhelmingly positive with community members of all ages delighting in the joyful artwork transforming the galleries.

I encourage everyone to visit the Art Museum this summer to see The World According to Federico Uribe, and I invite you to further explore the immersive galleries and creative spirit of the artist by viewing the exhibition’s audio tour app videos linked below:

About the Exhibition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7a3TcxZsXc

Animal Subjects: https://youtu.be/tp8Xnn1UMeQ

Connections to Objects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYpDw-mL384

Design and Process: https://youtu.be/p3OS8p0Whe0

Inspiration: https://youtu.be/HNnTM-msD4Y

Working with Bullets: https://youtu.be/NGevjdgurJY

Enjoy the experience of Federico Uribe’s artwork, both online and in the galleries, where a beautiful summer getaway awaits you, too.  


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