1970s - 1970s

1970 ushers in a new home and expanded identity for Tamarind Lithography Workshop. Wayne resigns as director and the Ford Foundation concludes its third and final grant to the workshop, setting the stage for Tamarind to develop a self-sustaining organizational model. Under the directorship of Clinton Adams, the workshop relocates to Albuquerque and secures an academic affiliation, establishing itself as Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts of the University of New Mexico. 

Artists in-residence at Tamarind during this time in the workshop’s history include many who explored the human figure and representation, as well as abstract expressionism, conceptualism, and minimalism. Additionally, research and scholarship took on new and lasting importance at the institute during the 1970s, with the publication of the journal The Tamarind Papers (1974) and the publication of the seminal textbook Tamarind Book of Lithography: Art and Techniques (1971).

Today, Tamarind’s print archive is housed in the University of New Mexico Art Museum and includes two impressions of every edition printed at Tamarind Lithography Workshop and Tamarind Institute, 1960 to the present.