A closing-day guided tour of ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection will be offered on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 11am.
Featuring over 40 works by 28 artists, ReTooled reimagines the often-overlooked subject of tools with wit, pun, and insight. Curated by Jared Packard-Winkler, ReTooled celebrates the prevalence of tools with art that transforms utilitarian objects into fanciful works that speak of humor and beauty. Over the course of 30 years, hardware chain owner John Hechinger amassed a collection of over 300 works of 20th century art. Hechinger’s quest to assemble a preeminent art collection unifying the theme of tools rested on the notion that everyday instruments could be objects of beauty and reverence. Artists represented in the exhibition include Red Grooms, Jacob Lawrence, Berenice Abbott, Jim Dine, and Las Cruces artist Stephen Hansen, among others.
ReTooled was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C., from Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection, a gift of John and June Hechinger to International Arts & Artists.
Admission to the Museum of Art is free. The museum is located at 491 N Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information on the exhibition and related programming, visit the website at: museums.las-cruces.org or call 575.541.2137.
If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event, please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.