A counter response to 19th and 20th century narratives, New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin at the National Museum of Women depicts an environment filled with nuance for two female artists. This enlightening collection features the mid-century Southwest pottery of Maria Martinez and photography of Laura Gilpin, two women who created art when not many other women were.
Gilpin’s most notable works include intimate portraits and aerial landscapes, and after six decades of experimenting with various techniques, her style is sure to stand out in this curated exhibit. Martinez’s works are found across the globe in both public and private collections, and her family still produces art to this day at San Ildefonso Pueblo.
"New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin" is on display at the National Museum of Women in the Arts from February 17th through May 14th, any day of the week.