Timeless Beauty

January 18, 2008 until August 31, 2008


TIMELESS BEAUTY: Pueblo Women Artists of the 20th Century
at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) Museum
2401 12th ST NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

This Special Exhibit occurred in the summer of 2008. 

Featured the works of the following Pueblo Matriarchs:

  • Maria Montoya Poveka Martinez—1884-1980 (San Ildefonso)
  • Pablita [Tse Tsan] Velarde—1918-2006 (Santa Clara)
  • Helen [Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh] Hardin—1943-1984 (Santa Clara)
  • Helen Cordero—1915-1994 (Cochiti)
  • Lucy M. Lewis—1898-1992 (Acoma)
  • Margaret Maria Tafoya—1904-2001 (Santa Clara)
  • Blue Corn [Crucita Gonzales Calabaza]—1923-1999 (San Ildefonso)
  • Tonita Vigil Peña [Quah Ah]—1893-1949 (San Ildefonso/Cochiti)

This exhibition celebrated the achievements and impact made by some of the most renowned Pueblo women artists on the preservation, exposure, and development of the indigenous and contemporary art forms of Pueblo people. It was curated by the IPCC in collaboration with Santa Fe-based Adobe Gallery and the School for Advanced Research, “TIMELESS BEAUTY” showcases a collaborative collection of artwork created by these influential women.

The exquisite art collection from Adobe Gallery was available for sale with a generous percentage of the proceeds directly benefiting the Institute for Pueblo Indian Studies housed within the IPCC. All items were viewable at the IPCC Museum in Albuquerque and the items that were for sale are also listed here for your convenience (see below).