Nancy Holt: Experiments with Film and Video at Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, NM

We are proud to partner with the New Mexico Museum of Art to present a special screening event of Nancy Holt film and video works at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 16 – 17, 2024.

This event will be the very first screening of Niagara, a series of studies of the water flowing along the Niagara River that Holt filmed in 1975. The weekend screening event will also include the influential films Missoula Ranch Locators: Vision Encompassed (1972), Pine Barrens (1975), Sun Tunnels (1978), and the video work Revolve (1977).

One evening screening will focus on Holt's close artistic partnership with Robert Smithson through the collaborative video East Coast / West Coast (1969), the short film work Swamp (1971), a screening of Spiral Jetty  (1970), and a collection of rarely seen 1971 short films—including Bob with Books, showing Smithson reading a tower of books on a New York City rooftop.

This screening event is taking place in conjunction with the inaugural exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Shadow and Light features three works by Nancy Holt that explore the materiality of light and shadow.

Learn more and book tickets on the New Mexico Museum of Art website.

Nancy Holt, Niagara [still] (1975)
16mm film
© Holt/Smithson Foundation / Licensed by Artists Rights Society, New York

Archived News

Chapter Six of Tuesday Texts

We are happy to announce that throughout January we will be publishing a sixth chapter of our Tuesday Text Series as part of our ongoing Scholarly Text Program, which invites thinkers to focus on a single artwork by Holt and/or Smithson. This chapter of Tuesday Texts will focus on artworks by Robert Smithson.

Every Tuesday we will publish a text to our website that includes images selected by the author, a short bibliography, citation reference, and endnotes pointing to the author’s references.

2023 Research Fellowship Presentations

Please join us as our 2023 Holt/Smithson Foundation Research Fellows share their research projects, findings, and ideas in progress. Each Fellow will present an online webinar for 30 minutes with a question and answer session to follow. Webinars are free and open to all. Please register in advance through the links below.

You can find more about each fellow's project and past fellows on our Research Fellowship page.