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The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Adds a Sculpture by Tammy Garcia

Aug 28, 2007

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS AND CULTURE ADDS A SCULPTURE BY TAMMY GARCIA TO ITS PERMANENT COLLECTION

SANTA FE, N.M. [August 28, 2007] – The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe has purchased a limited edition glass sculpture by renowned Blue Rain Gallery artist Tammy Garcia. The sculpture, titled “Out of Sight,” will be part of the museum’s permanent collection.

The sand carved glass sculpture mounted on a black granite base depicts a Native American man looking into the distance. The intricately carved sculpture, which is over seven feet tall, is one of a limited edition of seven.

Shelby Tisdale, director of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, selected the piece during the 2007 Indian Market. “ ‘Out of Sight’ really grabbed my attention and spoke to me because of its strong imagery,” says Tisdale. She says that “Out of Sight” will be placed in the museum’s lobby just inside the front entrance. “It’s an ideal space for this piece because this sculpture invites visitors to come in and seek what is beyond that point, what’s inside the museum, and what there is to learn,” explains Tisdale.

The museum has one other piece by Garcia in its permanent collection.
“I love Tammy’s work,” says Tisdale. “She is always pushing boundaries and seeking that next, new thing she can do.” Currently, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is exhibiting a selection of Garcia’s sculpture in the museum garden.