New Mexico Art Tells its History

Amelia Beard Hollenback House

Amelia Beard Hollenback House, north of Sunmount (John Gaw Meem, architect), 1983
Richard Wilder (American, born Germany, 1952)
gelatin silver print, gold toned 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (19.1 x 24.1 cm)
Gift of Richard Wilder from the New Mexico Photographic Survey Project, Museum of Fine Arts, 1981-1984, funded by the National Endowment of the Arts, with individual support from Sunwest Bank of Santa Fe and T. Randolph Potter, 1985 1985.110.13A

This picture shows the detail that John Gaw Meem put into his buildings, including carved vigas, posts and corbels, and furniture. Even his large buildings like the Zimmerman library on the UNM campus in Albuquerque have handmade details like these. His buildings are distinctly New Mexican, with features form both Spanish and Pueblo designs. Today many people still want to have these old , traditional details in their homes and buildings.

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