Art

How suspected fake Indigenous art wound up in a Wyoming museum
How suspected fake Indigenous art wound up in a Wyoming museum
Questions of authenticity and provenance surround artwork that traveled from East Texas to rural Wyoming.
Finding Indigenous futurism through dance
Finding Indigenous futurism through dance
A Santa Fe-based contemporary dance company makes reciprocity and community-building part of its performances.
Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield
Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield
How a sacred object from the Pueblo of Acoma turned up at a Paris auction house, and how the tribe fought for its return.
Nature’s worth, through filmmakers’ eyes
Nature’s worth, through filmmakers’ eyes
A new wave of outdoor films encompass both conservation and adventure.
Meet the group that’s turning artists into nature’s advocates
Meet the group that’s turning artists into nature’s advocates
In the backcountry, an experiment in using art to elevate environmental issues.
Photos: Three years with New Mexico’s Hispanic communities
Photos: Three years with New Mexico’s Hispanic communities
A photographer’s nostalgic look back at time spent with Nuevomexicanos.
Real predators don’t eat popsicles
Real predators don’t eat popsicles
Once again, in Zootopia, Disney’s view of nature is sanitized and out of touch.
Meet one of the great forgotten Western painters
Meet one of the great forgotten Western painters
Frank Mechau, who died in 1946 at age 42, saw the West through an unusual lens.
A photographer turns his lens on small-town bliss
A photographer turns his lens on small-town bliss
A new exhibit in Denver, Colorado, looks at happiness in the rural West, focusing on Bliss, Idaho.
Podcast: The last Nevada showgirl revue came to a close this year
Podcast: The last Nevada showgirl revue came to a close this year
Preserving showgirl culture, amidst lasting discomfort around the tradition.
Crime and grit: A retrospective collection from the don of Chicano noir
Crime and grit: A retrospective collection from the don of Chicano noir
An uneven but often rewarding collection from one of the West’s masterful storytellers.
Whiteness reigns in a new film celebrating national parks
The time of painful impossibilities
The time of painful impossibilities
A reading by U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.
Dispatch from Nevada's cowboy poets confab
Dispatch from Nevada's cowboy poets confab
An older generation of artists looks for a younger set to take over the tradition.
In ‘Gold Fame Citrus,’ the nascent genre of cli-fi looks to California
In ‘Gold Fame Citrus,’ the nascent genre of cli-fi looks to California
A new climate change novel predicts a dystopian West of sand and refugees.
A tale of two BLM mascots
A tale of two BLM mascots
Johnny Horizon and Seymour Antelope show the agency's changing focus.
The obscure music where wild animals sing from the heart
You are on Indian Land: A provocative look at contemporary art
You are on Indian Land: A provocative look at contemporary art
A multimedia exhibit at the Museum of Northern Arizona
A tour of vibrant skies of the north
A tour of vibrant skies of the north
A review of 'The Northern Lights: Celestial Performances of the Aurora Borealis,' by Daryl Pederson and Calvin Hall.
I have seen the future, and it looks like Mad Max
I have seen the future, and it looks like Mad Max
How a post-apocalyptic action movie can help us ward off ecological disaster.
A film documents two friends on the Sierra trek
A film documents two friends on the Sierra trek
Review of “Only the Essential: A Hike from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Colin Arisman.
Photos and recordings of Pacific Northwest and Southeast Alaska
Photos and recordings of Pacific Northwest and Southeast Alaska
Review of “Wilderness” by Debra Bloomfield.
An international street artist goes tagging in Joshua Tree
An international street artist goes tagging in Joshua Tree
The latest in a string of graffiti incidents in national parks.
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