On June 17th, join us for a live conversation and Q&A with 2016 WISC fellow Dr. Julie Sasse to discuss her book on Santa Fe Art legend Elaine Horwitch. This is a free event.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
4:00-5:00 PM MDT

WISC Conversation with Dr. Julie Sasse, author of Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch

A new book by Dr. Julie Sasse, Chief Curator at Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, celebrates one of the most powerful and influential art dealers in Arizona and New Mexico art history. Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch, co-published by Cattle Track Arts & Preservation and Tucson Museum of Art.

Elaine Horwitch was a major force in contemporary art in the Southwest from the late 1960s until her death in 1991. She was responsible for launching the careers of hundreds of artists from the Southwest and the nation. With a spotlight on Horwitch’s colorful life, galleries, and artists, this book surveys art in Arizona and New Mexico from the middle of the nineteenth century through the early 1990s, revealing the artistic journeys and accomplishments of hundreds of artists, gallerists, and art professionals who contributed to the Southwest’s rich cultural heritage.

Written by Dr. Julie Sasse, who worked at Elaine Horwitch Galleries for fourteen years, Southwest Rising is a combination of biography, memoir, and art historical overview of the arts and the rise of contemporary art in Arizona and New Mexico.

Dr. Julie Sasse is a 2016 WISC Fellow and the author of more than forty published art books, exhibition catalogs, and essays, including James Havard (Hudson Hills Press, 2006), Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord Between Nature and Society (Tucson Museum of Art, 2008), Contemporary Art of the Southwest (Schiff er, 2012), and The Art of MF Cardamone (Pomegranate Press, 2016). Dr. Sasse is the chief curator at the Tucson Museum of Art, where she has organized more than 100 solo and group exhibitions of regional, national, and international artists.

Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch is available through the Tucson Museum of Art Museum Store.

$26 Paperback / $38 Hardcover
+ Shipping and Handling

We also have copies of Dr. Sasse’s book available in paperback in the WISC office. Paperback: $26.00 pick up/ $32.00 if shipped. Please contact WISC to purchase.