MAR 29 Gallery Talk: Border Crossing

Feed your mind. 

Looking for some artistic and intellectual nourishment during your lunch break? Join us on Wednesdays for short gallery talks to explore highlights from special exhibitions and NMWA’s collection with museum staff.

This week, Director of Education and Digital Engagement Deborah Gaston discusses selections from the special exhibition Border Crossing


Albuquerque-based Jami Porter Lara (b. 1969) uses a millennia-old process to make pottery resembling a ubiquitous icon of modern life—the plastic bottle. Intrigued by the remains of ancient pottery as well as plastic bottles discarded by migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border, Porter Lara’s art blurs the line between what we see as natural and manufactured and exposes the porous nature of many types of “borders,” including the permeable boundary between art and rubbish.

National Museum of Women in the Arts