Opening receptions for the UNM Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition will be held at the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe on Friday, March 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and at Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque on Friday, March 11. Both events will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. They are free and open to the public.

This annual exhibition and accompanying catalog of selected works from UNM Master of Fine Arts candidates is coordinated by the Graduate Art Association. The graduate student run organization aims to provide students within the Department of Art & Art History opportunities for exhibition and publication and to initiate events and programs that foster collaboration and education between fellow students and the broader New Mexico community.

The jurors, Irene Hofmann and Craig Anderson, were chosen by graduate students. Hofmann is the recently named Philips director and chief curator at SITE Santa Fe. Throughout her career, she has produced major exhibitions, commissions and residencies at several respected institutions including The Art Institute of Chicago, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and Contemporary Museum of Baltimore, where she was executive director. Anderson is director at the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe. Both jurors were selected for their knowledge and experience with contemporary arts, both locally and nationally, and for their insight as professional curators.

The work selected includes a wide range of media including video, installation, sculpture and photography and illustrates the depth and richness of UNM's fine arts program.

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