Emil Bisttram: Projection #1 1961, oil on canvas
New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave., 505-476-5072 Throughout the 20th century, New Mexico was a crossroads for artists at the forefront of American art. They established communities of artists, founded artistic movements, created schools, and formed collaboratives. Good Company: Five Artist Communities in New Mexico explores the enduring legacy of the Taos Society of Artists, Los Cinco Pintores, Transcendental Painting Group, Río Grande Painters, and the artists of the Stieglitz circle. The show features works by Emil Bisttram, Florence Miller Pierce, Ernest L. Blumenschein, and other iconic artists of New Mexico. The show opens Friday, Oct. 5, with a reception at 5 p.m. The museum is by admission and is free from 5 to 7 p.m. for New Mexico residents with I.D. on Fridays through October, and beginning in November, on the first Friday of the month.