Parties Extra! February, 2014 1/4

A preview party for the exhibition, “Walter Ufer: Rise, Fall, Resurrection,” was held at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. It featured the paintings of Walter Ufer, one of the “Taos Ten” early day artists in Taos, New Mexico. Examples of paintings from Native American life and the Pueblo Indians and landscapes, as well as art from his travels in Germany and Chicago, are on exhibit at the Museum until May 11. This is the only venue for the show and more than 20 museums have loaned works for the exhibition. The exhibition was curated by Dean Porter, Ph.D., Director Emeritus of the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame. He is an art historian and specialist on the Taos Society of Artists with a special focus on Ufer and Higgins. (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).