the Governor's Arts Award Winners

Bruce and Mary Anne Larsen

Santa Fe

2011 recipient, Major Contributors to the Arts

Bruce and Mary Anne Larsen of Santa Fe contribute their time, expertise, and much-needed funding to New Mexico's arts and culture through their support of New Mexico museums and performing arts. Bruce Larsen has been a member of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation Board since 1999, serving four years as chairman. During that time, the Foundation raised more than $26 million in support of the construction and an endowment for the New Mexico History Museum that opened to the public in May 2009. Mary Anne Larsen played a central role in negotiations to expand the Aspen Ballet of Colorado to Santa Fe - forming the Aspen-Santa Fe Ballet. She is a past board chair of the nationally-prominent performing arts organization. The Larsens also support the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Futures for Children, and the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.