Frederick Hammersley (1919-2009), a longtime resident of Albuquerque who was known for his hard- edg...
Friday - 18th May, 2018
The notorious RBG
Even as a law student, Ruth Bader Ginsburg showed the kind of talent that pointed to an exceptional ...
Friday - 11th May, 2018
Diné artist Melanie Yazzie, head of printmaking at the University of Colorado - Boulder, st...
Friday - 4th May, 2018
Gone but not forgotten
If ever a city obsessed over its own history, it is Santa Fe. One key piece of town lore has been so...
Friday - 27th April, 2018
The late photographer Patrick Nagatani’s only published novel, The Race: Tales in Flight, follows ...
Friday - 20th April, 2018
Just bead it
Traditionally, the stratified society of the Kenyah people of Borneo was indicated by the motifs tha...
Friday - 13th April, 2018
Cabinet of curious minds
Next weekend, April 20 through 22, the University of New Mexico’s Tamarind Institute, a world-clas...
Friday - 6th April, 2018
“It’s exhilarating, and it touches people in a universal way,” said choreographer David Parson...
Friday - 30th March, 2018
Petals on the wind
German filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer takes an intuitive approach to artists in his documentaries. H...
Friday - 23rd March, 2018
By Daniel Mallory Ortberg, Henry Holt & Co./Macmillan, 190 pages
In Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” a mermaid gives up her voice so she can hav...
Friday - 16th March, 2018
A young Chinese bride sits primly in the moments before her wedding ceremony, her watchful gaze sugg...
Friday - 9th March, 2018
The literary Land of Enchantment
Within these pages, more than 35 writers across the state describe the New Mexico books that have in...
Friday - 2nd March, 2018
“O, Fair New Mexico”
The Land of Enchantment has sparked a rich bounty of sheet music about the state’s unique place in...
Friday - 23rd February, 2018
A suite of new exhibitions recently opened at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts that highl...
Friday - 16th February, 2018
The medium is the message
Artist Ciel Bergman (1938-2017) spent seven years working on The Linens, a series of largescale pain...
Friday - 9th February, 2018
Hurray for Tamalewood
If it seems like New Mexico Film Week, which runs through Monday, Feb. 12, is a bigger deal this yea...
Friday - 2nd February, 2018
Duke City, back in the day
The many faces of Albuquerque’s history are front and center in the book Albuquerque Museum Photo ...
Friday - 26th January, 2018
In just four months, we will remember Three Visions from the Darkroom as the last curated exhibition...
Friday - 19th January, 2018
SANTA FE DEBUT...
Friday - 12th January, 2018
You can’t get there from here
Even the most intrepid world travelers will find destinations that have eluded them in Edward Brooke...
Friday - 5th January, 2018
Native American original
T.C. Cannon (1946-1978) forged an enduring legacy as a young painter and printmaker, influencing gen...
Friday - 29th December, 2017
www.roanrobbins.com STAR CODES
IN 2018, WE NEED TO tend to our perception and intuition. The most prominent aspect in the year ahea...
Friday - 22nd December, 2017
ON THE COVER
The annual writing contest is Pasatiempo’s favorite holiday tradition. In this festive issue, we p...
Friday - 15th December, 2017
The children prepare
For the scores of children performing in Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s The Nutcracker this weekend, bein...
Friday - 8th December, 2017
The photographer down the lane
The veteran photographer William Clift flies low — right off the radar in terms of gallery represe...
Friday - 1st December, 2017
The eyes have it
When recalling a dream, what was surreal may become mundane, and what was ordinary can suddenly seem...
Friday - 24th November, 2017
By Viktoria von Hoffmann, University of Illinois Press, 282 pages
Taste, in both the physical and figurative senses, has had a history replete with philosophical and ...
Friday - 17th November, 2017
Our lady of celestial sounds
Thanksgiving is not the only holiday that comes round on the calendar just now. This week also inclu...
Friday - 10th November, 2017
An American original
Since winning the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition in 2010, stylis...
Friday - 3rd November, 2017
Back to Beethoven
Last spring, pianist Anne-Marie McDermott settled in for several days with the Santa Fe Pro Musica O...
Friday - 27th October, 2017
A history of horror
Violent clowns, knife-wielding kindergarteners, mistresses of Satan, flesh-eating slugs, Nazi leprec...
Friday - 20th October, 2017
ON THE COVER
Working in the vein of the artists of Mexico’s renowned print studio, the Taller de Gráfi...
Friday - 13th October, 2017
James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist
In August 1945, the first atomic bombs detonated in Japan. Chemist James Bryant Conant watched as th...
Friday - 6th October, 2017
The Met Live in HD opens its season with Norma; Earth Terma conveys planetary vibes through dance; a...
Friday - 29th September, 2017
Yes, she can
“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chan...
Friday - 22nd September, 2017
A driving vision
New Mexico native Luis Tapia is no stranger to the traditional arts of his home state, having traine...
Friday - 15th September, 2017
An admirably broad variety of people and institutions are recognized in the annual Governor’s Awar...
Friday - 8th September, 2017
A KFSR benefit with the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet; M5 Mexican Brass in Los Alamos; Jay Som at Meow Wol...
Friday - 1st September, 2017
Watch him burn
Zozobra, Santa Fe’s famous groaning, inflammatory puppet, has been changing his wardrobe of late. ...
Friday - 25th August, 2017
John Sloan: Santa Fe Sojourn is a thoughtful exhibition of works made by the painter during the doze...
Friday - 18th August, 2017
Feats of clay
It may be a stretch to say that many Southwestern Native potters learned how to work with clay throu...
Friday - 11th August, 2017
A new showcase for Native art
A new Indian art market makes its first appearance at the Santa Fe Railyard Park Thursday, Aug. 17 t...
Friday - 4th August, 2017
In the looking-glass world
Follow artist Maggie Taylor down the rabbit hole in her first exhibition at Photo-eye Gallery, A Tal...
Friday - 28th July, 2017
Tom Joyce’s most ambitious exhibition yet offers viewers a wonderful miscellany of iron sculptures...
Friday - 21st July, 2017
There’s an opera for that
Santa Fe Opera presents the world premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs on Saturday, July 22. I...
Friday - 14th July, 2017
SANTA FE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHTS...
Friday - 7th July, 2017
Drawing from three prominent collections of Fritz Scholder’s paintings, Lew Allen Galleries presen...
Friday - 30th June, 2017
CERAMIC ARTIST LAURA DE ANGELIS
Summer workshops are in full swing at Santa Fe Clay, attracting New Mexicans and visitors alike to w...
Friday - 23rd June, 2017
Against the grain
In his prints and paintings Harold Joe Waldrum (1934-2003) was true to the subjects he rendered, cap...
Friday - 16th June, 2017
A troubadour comes to Galisteo
The charm of living in Galisteo so inspired Burl Ives, one of America’s most famous folk singers, ...
Friday - 9th June, 2017
Get an ultra high-voltage charge from Currents, Santa Fe’s only annual festival of new media. The ...
Friday - 2nd June, 2017
The heart of a nation
Syria’s artists continue to uphold their artistic traditions despite the country’s ongoing civil...
Friday - 26th May, 2017
By Jeffrey Sweet, Yale University Press, 279 pages
You’re sitting on a wooden bench in the flickering candlelight of London’s Mermaid Tavern, quaff...
Friday - 19th May, 2017
By Louis S. Warren, Basic Books, 496 pages
The Ghost Dance was a Native American religious revival that ended in a mass grave of nearly 150 Lak...
Friday - 12th May, 2017
A time to every purpose
All over America during 1967’s Summer of Love, kids steeped in the ‘50s conformity of Leave It&a...
Friday - 5th May, 2017
SANTA FE LIVING TREASURES
Monica Sosaya Halford joined the Navy WAVES after high school, taking to the skies as a flight atten...
Friday - 28th April, 2017
By David Samuel Levinson, Hogarth/Random House, 404 pages
The year is 2022. A policy of nonintervention in the Middle East by the United States and Europe has...
Friday - 21st April, 2017
By David Grann, Doubleday, 338 pages
The first two bodies were found on the same day in late May 1921, at the tail-end of what the Osage ...
Friday - 14th April, 2017
ON THE COVER
The latest offering from Santa Fe’s Theater Grottesco is inspired by a quotation from astronomer C...
Friday - 7th April, 2017
Chicano Batman comes from LA bearing pan-Latin grooves; the New Mexico Bach Society devotes a concer...
Friday - 31st March, 2017
The poem on the cover appears on page 91 of Layli Long Soldier’s book WHEREAS. In it, Long Soldier...
Friday - 24th March, 2017
For a second year, the Center for Contemporary Arts brings back its family-friendly event and fundra...
Friday - 17th March, 2017
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Friday - 10th March, 2017
The ghostly forms of the women in painter Linda Stojak’s first solo exhibit in Santa Fe are render...
Friday - 3rd March, 2017
Musician Troy Andrews, better known as Trombone Shorty, grew up in the Tremé district of Ne...
Friday - 24th February, 2017
Out of the mouths of babes
“I don’t want to disappoint my parents.” “I am a Muslim. I pray five times a day.” “I wo...
Friday - 17th February, 2017
The fire this time
Black History Month gets a bolt of lightning from the great 20th-century writer James Baldwin, whose...
Friday - 10th February, 2017
Happy birthday to the New Mexico Museum of Art. The museum’s centennial this year was the impetus ...
Friday - 3rd February, 2017
In local artist Frank Buffalo Hyde’s latest exhibition I-Witness Culture, he explores issues of Na...
Friday - 27th January, 2017
EXPECT TO BE appalled, passionate, infuriated, and, if we’re lucky, elated. Whatever our political...
Friday - 20th January, 2017
Thanks to the popularity of paper theaters, 19th-century children were able to mount plays at home. ...
Friday - 13th January, 2017
The gouge of the chisel
The Carved Line is the cleverly punning name of a show of 143 block prints opening this weekend at t...
Friday - 6th January, 2017
Magic in the mundane
Multimedia artist Julie Speed’s surreal gouache and collage paintings hint at more than they revea...
Friday - 30th December, 2016
The hidden photographer on the cover (spoiler alert: it’s Jason S. Ordaz, photo by Jon A. Lewis) r...
Friday - 23rd December, 2016
Writing Contest winners
This issue is dedicated to the winners of the 2016 Pasatiempo Writing Contest, whose stories, essays...
Friday - 16th December, 2016
Stranger in strange lands
The history of modernist art in the United States depended, in part, on the creative responses of ar...
Friday - 9th December, 2016
All the world’s a stage
Photographer Jo Whaley has spent the past few years documenting the art and architecture of the Scot...
Friday - 2nd December, 2016
A rare bird
On this week’s cover is not a painterly abstraction, but a real-life creature — in an admittedly...
Friday - 25th November, 2016
On time’s winged chariot
When the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio unveiled Ben-Hur in 1925, its budget of $4 million made it the m...
Friday - 18th November, 2016
In Olive Rush’s garden
“One lovely thing about a garden is the way one’s friends enjoy it. And they shout with joy at t...
Friday - 11th November, 2016
Shock and awe
Pussy Riot, a collective of Russian artist-activists, stands up to government and religious oppressi...
Friday - 4th November, 2016
Pop and circumstance
Although campaign songs have slipped from the perch they once occupied among the media, they were a ...
Friday - 28th October, 2016
A kindred spirit
It may be nearing Halloween, but the Mundane Ghost has more pressing matters on his mind than scarin...
Friday - 21st October, 2016
The actress playing an actress
At seventy-two, British actress Jacqueline Bisset is celebrating over 50 years of moviemaking, inclu...
Friday - 14th October, 2016
The horse and his girl
Western ranch women have been a special focus for photographer Barbara Van Cleve for decades. She ha...
Friday - 7th October, 2016
Return to innocence
In his later works, landscape painter Daniel Morper (1944-2016) depicted the Santa Fe Railyard befor...
Friday - 30th September, 2016
Outside the frames
Adrian Tomine’s Killing and Dying...
Friday - 23rd September, 2016
Nicholas Herrera uses wood, recycled metal, and salvaged automobile parts in his renditions of tradi...
Friday - 16th September, 2016
In advance of the Oct. 2 historic vote for peace between the Colombian government and the Revolution...
Friday - 9th September, 2016
Big day on the plaza
The Santa Fe History Museum has put on display a stunning newly acquired artwork that documents what...
Friday - 2nd September, 2016
Old Man Gloom in wartime
Watch your troubles go up in flames along with Old Man Gloom on Friday, Sept. 2, at the annual Burni...
Friday - 26th August, 2016
Alcoves 16/17 #4
The New Mexico Museum of Art’s Alcove shows date back to the museum’s early days, when artists c...