Renovation on Site Santa Fe, designed by Shop Architects

Dear Friends of SITE,

What a year this has been! SITE Santa Fe has weathered multiple shut-downs and a change in leadership, reimagined public access of the museum, and revised nearly every public and educational program, but in spite of it all we presented a major exhibition, provided free admission for everyone every day we are open, assisted Santa Fe Public Schools with distance learning, and turned 25 years old!

So it has been an unusual year, to say the least, but we have been nimble in our responses:

✧ We offered FREE admission to everyone every day we have been open. We wanted to make our current exhibition, Displaced: Contemporary Artists Confront the Global Refugee Crisis, accessible to as large an audience as we could. We are trying to remove some of the traditional barriers that hold back would-be visitors from attending museums like SITE.
✧ We presented public programs, including virtual artist talks and an online course, via live streaming and in person, on restaurant patios and at Santa Fe’s new Motorama Drive In.
✧ The Education team responded to the changes in school programming by working with the Community Educators Network to distribute over 19,000 distance learning kits to Santa Fe Public School (SFPS) students. They also virtually visited SFPS classrooms, student groups, and special education programs.


On top of all of that, we turned 25! We are celebrating 25 years as one of the most unique and influential contemporary art spaces in the world. Over these years, we have helped to establish and further the careers of innovative artists and curators like Tom Sachs, Peter Sarkisian, Teresita Fernandez, James Turrell, Marina Abramović, James Drake, Dave Hickey, Francesco Bonami, Candice Hopkins, and many more. I hope that you were able to see our Virtual 25th Anniversary Celebration last month.

Your gift last year helped us survive this year. We hope you will consider making a contribution to our Annual Fund at year’s end.

With gratitude,
Marleen De Bode
Board Chair