You can take that title multiple ways, all appropriate. But in this case I’m referring to their beautiful collection of contemporary and family art. Winkler opened a gallery in California as post-retirement second career (third if count artist) and that created many secondary collecting opportunities. They met through this gallery and both seem to share taste and have plenty of their own, son’s and other relatives’ work to display in the bargain.
Casino Nolan, same artist, with sheep heads by another artist.
Into the main gallery, where greeted by Winkler’s self portrait (Nolan assisting with the paper mache moulding from life, seated on the first hydraulic rowing machine from the 1800s. And a few of their cycling ribbons.
The Winklers in the main gallery looking west and east, respectively. Winkler stands in doorway to the main house portion of the structure. The sunroom end of the gallery is in the background, on the eastern end.
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed this virtual visit to Hillsboro and the Winklers, and get a time to see this creative little corner of New Mexico for real someday.