SPECIAL SHOW EXTENSION: By popular demand, we're extending our MORANG AND FRIENDS exhibition through Friday, January 2nd.
When Alfred Morang’s Canyon Road studio caught fire on January 29, 1958, the Santa Fe art community was shocked to the core.
“Alfred Morang, 56, one of Santa Fe’s best known and most colorful Bohemians died at about 1:30 am last night in a tragic fire at his home in the 600 block of Canyon Road,” reported the Santa Fe New Mexican the next morning.
Decades after Morang’s death, local art scholar Paul Parker conducted a national search for a box of the artist’s writings and personal effects that had passed down through the Morang family. The ephemera he discovered—including a charred violin, sketches and extensive writings—will appear alongside artwork by Morang and other New Mexico modernists of the period, including Dorothy Morang, Janet Lippincott and William Vincent Kirpatrick.
The exhibition opens December 12 with a special reception from 5-7 pm and closes December 26. For more information, read the press release below.