New Mexico Art Tells its History

The Culture Rush

The completion of the transcontinental railway through New Mexico in the 1880s initiated a “culture rush” in the Southwest. European-American artists and anthropologists hurried to the region to observe Native groups and collect artifacts before they were influenced by mainstream American culture and disappeared.

Related Art

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Galisteo, N.M.Navajo Chief's BlanketGermantown Double Saddle BlanketOur Lady of Mount CarmelSquaws Weaving a BlanketThe Crucifixion

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