Wednesday, May 13, 2020
View archived lecture here, available for the duration of the Virtual Lecture Series.
Santa Fe, New Mexico is an art lover’s dream. The third largest art market in the country, there are hundreds of art galleries tucked away along winding streets and in atmospheric historic adobe homes. Numerous museums feature an array of artwork, from historic painting to contemporary Native art. During this virtual tour of Santa Fe and its incredible art scene, local art historian and tour guide Elaine Ritchel will introduce you to the “City Different” through its art and architecture. You’ll discover its historic arts districts, learn how Santa Fe developed into the creative hub it is today, and take a look at artwork by local artists.
Elaine Ritchel holds a master’s degree in art history from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked as a gallery teacher at the Blanton Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb and as a visiting educator at the New Mexico Museum of Art. In 2015, Elaine established Santa Fe Art Tours (https://santafearttours.com/) to encourage meaningful connections with art. She also writes about art for New Mexico Magazine and other publications.
This talk is part our COVID-19 response lecture series. Since no one can travel, we’re bringing stunning art from worldwide locations to your family at home. These lectures are hosted by experts the world (and US) over, from Australia to New Delhi and Los Angeles to New Jersey. The times are all listed in Pacific Time (PDT) as the university is based in California. The Zoom links will be posted to each webpage the day before the lecture starts, so please note the dates and times in your calendar and check back. Please feel free to direct any questions to email@example.com.