The NMSU Department of Art, the University Art Gallery and the NMSU Library are co-hosting a walking tour of murals on NMSU’s main campus, including works by Ken Barrick, Olive Rush and Tom Lea. The free tour will begin in the lobby of Hadley Hall on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 10 a.m.
The discussion and tour will be led by art experts Adair Margo, Silvia Marinas-Feliner and Stephanie Taylor. The Ken Barrick paintings in Hadley Hall will be discussed, followed by a trip to nearby Foster Hall to view the Olive Rush mural.
The tour will conclude in the Branson Library lobby where Margo will discuss the Tom Lea murals and the preparatory drawing for one of the murals, which will also be displayed. Discussion will include historical, artistic and conservation perspectives on these cultural treasures. Refreshments will be served.
Margo is an El Paso gallery owner and Tom Lea expert. Marinas-Feliner is Director of the NMSU Art Department Conservation Program, and Taylor is the Interim Director of the NMSU University Art Gallery and an Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History.
For more information on this event or to RSVP, please contact the NMSU Library at (575) 646-1508.