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State gets $1 million art collection

Santa Fe, New Mexico (AP) 2-09

The state Department of Cultural Affairs has received a gift of artworks valued at $1 million that includes a famed acrylic on canvas by renowned Navajo painter Tony Abeyta.

The Abeyta work, “Father Sky Mother Earth,” is part of the 171-piece donation announced Feb. 8 by Cultural Affairs Secretary Stuart Ashman. The gift came from former Santa Fe residents Edith and Ernest Schwartz.

The collection includes works by more than 100 artists, including Dan Namingha, Glenna Goodacre, Gregory Lomayesva, Kevin Red Star, R.C. Gorman, Ford Ruthling and Melissa Zink.

The paintings, prints, pottery and sculpture will be distributed among the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Museum of International Folk Art.

 

 

 

 

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