Art House is the only digital art collection open to the public in the Southwest—and one of very few in the United States. Algorithmic, interactive, and virtual artworks from the Thoma Foundation are on view year-round, rotating seasonally. We are open during our gallery hours and by appointment, and we welcome visits from school groups.
location & Hours
Thursday – Saturday, 10 am-5 pm
231 Delgado St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Current ExhibitionsCollecting Digital Art: Highlights + New Acquisitions
The Thoma Foundation features ongoing seasonal installations of contemporary artworks from the digital art collection and new acquisitions of historic importance, including works by Daniel Canogar, Michal Rovner, Casey Reas, Robert Wilson, Daniel Rozin, Siebren Versteeg, John Gerrard, Josh Tonsfeldt, Ivan Navarro, Guillermo Galindo, Leo Villareal, and others. Our pioneering digital and electronic art collection spans the global history of computer art of the past fifty years, representing artistic innovations in custom-coded software, internet-connected and real-time animation, early computer drawing, interactive technology, video installation, electronic sculpture, and works utilizing LED and LCD displays.
Upcoming ExhibitionPeople on the Fly Opening June 14, 5-7pm
Join Art House for the public unveiling of People on the Fly, an interactive digital animation by Laurent Mignonneau and Christa Sommerer.
How can technology change our bodies? People on the Fly uses the artists’ custom swarming algorithm to attract a virtual swarm of houseflies to a visitor’s captured image. Because a swarm thinks cooperatively without a dominant leader, insect swarms provide artificial intelligence researchers with models for understanding how lifeforms make decisions on a particle level. The networked intelligence of a swarm may help train software algorithms designed to simulate biological systems. Here, only bodies in motion will attract the flies.