Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Lobo Living Room: Mata Ortiz, 1995-2015

Video recording:

Lobo Living Room travels to the UNM Art Museum to present an evening lecture on the distinctive pottery from the small village of Mata Ortiz, in Casas Grandes, Mexico. UNM Distinguished Professor of Art and Ecology, Bill Gilbert, will discuss the effect the potters of Mata Ortíz have had on the Ceramics and the Land Arts of the American West programs at UNM through an examination of the role of personal creativity and communal support in the development of the art movement in the village. Gilbert will look at the influence of ancient Mimbres and Casas Grandes traditions on contemporary styles and discuss the evolution of personal creativity within the context of family and neighborhood in Mata Ortíz.

Live Streaming:

Live streaming of this event will be available here.


Bill Gilbert completed his undergraduate work in studio art at Swarthmore College and Pitzer College and received his MFA from the University of Montana in 1978. He has served on the faculty in the Department of Art and Art History at UNM since 1988 where he holds the Lannan Chair as director of the Land Arts of the American West program. Gilbert is co-founder of the new Art & Ecology emphasis in studio art.


A reception and viewing of the art, 6:00-7:00 pm, UNM Center for the Arts, foyer. Lecture to start at 7:00 pm in Keller Hall, UNM Center for the Arts.

Photo Credit For Flyer: Salvador & Virginía Baca, 2013, 14.75 × 10 × 10 inches, Collection of Charles Tarver, © the Artists, image Courtesy of Geistlight Photography, Albuquerque, NM


For additional information contact the Alumni Relations Office at (505) 277-5808 or at

This presentation is free and family-friendly. RSVP recommended by March 22, 2016.

Location and Parking:

Location: UNM Art Museum, Center for the Arts, UNM Main Campus, Albuquerque, NM

Parking: Close parking is available for a fee at the UNM Cornell Lot or off-campus for free.

For questions or more information:

Kathie Scott
Special Events Coordinator, 505-277-9093,