About the Art:
George McNeil - Acoma Mesa I, 1976. Color Lithograph on
Paper. Size, 16 1/4 inches by 25 3/4 inches by 2 inches. Gift of Mr. and
Mrs. Donald D. Martin.
As one of the most prominent active lithography workshops in the United States today, Tamarind Institute, located at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, has been innovating lithography for over five decades by embracing a collaborative approach to printmaking. In addition to training new master printers, Tamarind invites world-renowned artists to team up with its printers and work on projects that explore the expressive possibilities of lithography.
Drawn from the RMAC’s holdings, this exhibit highlights not only the technical and aesthetic diversity that distinguishes Tamarind Institute, but also the teamwork that defines its creative philosophy. Visually, these lithographs reflect the variety that has characterized the art world since the second half of the twentieth century, encompassing Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and other movements. To emphasize the breadth of the Museum’s holdings of Tamarind lithographs, the selection will be rotated January, allowing visitors to see new works.