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Collection

Acquisition Highlight: Lynn Hershman Leeson’s Deep Contact, 1984-1989

Since the 1970s, Lynn Hershman Leeson has been a major voice of Cyberfeminism, a field of art that critiques the role of technology in the representation of women’s bodies and identities in our digital era. The first artwork to make use of touchscreens, Deep Contact implicates the viewer as an active participant in manipulating Read more....

Exhibitions

New Thematic Installation “Cyberbodies” at Art House

Aug 11, 2017

The Art House seasonal exhibition program reveals “Cyberbodies,” a new thematic installation of artworks, with a public reception Friday, August 11, 5-7 p.m. The new installation continues to showcase significant highlights and new acquisitions from the Foundation’s digital art collection, including works of historic importance by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Eduardo Kac, and a collaborative Read more....

Lectures & Symposia

Tech and the West Symposium, a partnership with the Santa Fe Opera

Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017

The Thoma Foundation is pleased to partner with the Santa Fe Opera on Tech and the West, a two-day symposium held July 21-22, and presented as part of the upcoming world premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.

Many minds will come together for Tech and the West to facilitate and participate in discussions – Read more....

Exhibitions

Art House to Open New Installations

Jun 01, 2017

Collecting Digital Art: Highlights + New Acquisitions from the Thoma Foundation opens at Art House in Santa Fe  June 1st with a public reception June 17th, 5-7pm, and will feature the first rotation of ongoing seasonal installations, showcasing significant artworks from the digital art collection that include new acquisitions of historic importance. The new Read more....

Lectures & Symposia

John Gerrard: Animated Scene Lecture at the University of New Mexico

Mar 01, 2017

The Foundation, in partnership with the University of New Mexico (UNM) Art Museum, presents John Gerrard: Animated Scene, a lecture event on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6pm in Garcia Honda Auditorium, George Pearl Hall at UNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In his lecture, artist John Gerrard will present live simulations of several works, including Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) Read more....

Education

“The First Robot Artist”: On the Life and Work of Harold Cohen

In a conversation recorded at Art House, Santa Fe on August 6, 2016, author Pamela McCorduck and Thoma Foundation curator Jason Foumberg explore the life and legacy of English artist Harold Cohen (1928–2016), who developed Aaron, the first contemporary software program capable of autonomously generating unique paintings and drawings.

Education

New Mexico Highlands University Students Visit Mouse in the Machine at Art House

Finding Inspiration in Technology

Students from the Cultural Technology program at New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) recently visited our new Mouse in the Machine exhibition at Art House to find inspiration for their work and to learn more about the artworks and the technology that the artists use to make their pieces.

As part of the Cultural Technology program, students Read more....