Art Vault is the newest exhibition space from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation. Located in the heart of the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District, our 3,500 square foot gallery is the only digital art collection open to the public in the Southwest, and one of very few in the United States. Featured are algorithmic, interactive, immersive, and virtual works of art from the Foundation’s collection.
Though Santa Fe is primarily known for its traditional and historic art forms, its relationship with the arts has always been one of radical modernity. From the Taos Society (the first artist colony in the United States outside of New York) to early modernists such as Georgia O’Keeffe who considered the idyllic high desert landscape home, New Mexico has long inspired creativity and encouraged innovation. Art Vault carries on this tradition by providing the opportunity for the public to experience the most important modern and contemporary ideas at the intersection of art and technology. Education is a staple of Art Vault’s mission, and school groups, students, and interested visitors are encouraged to schedule a tailored tour led by Foundation staff.
We are a non-profit gallery and public exhibition space sharing artwork from the Thoma Foundation collection of algorithmic, interactive, and video art. Rotating seasonally, featured shows will include emerging and mid-career artists alongside internationally renowned pioneers of video sculpture, self-taught computer artists, and influential digital time-based media artists.