Albuquerque Museum

Albuquerque Museum Art. History. People. Located in the heart of Old Town. Albuquerque Museum has served as the city's cultural center since 1967. Located in the heart of Old Town, the Museum maintains a reputation for being one of the leading institutions for art, history and culture in the Southwest.
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Today, through the support of the City of Albuquerque, Cultural Services Department and the Albuquerque Museum Foundation, The Museum continues to celebrate the rich culture of the people, history and art through local, regional, national and international exhibitions. MISSION STATEMENT Albuquerque Museum: where our community is involved in Art and History and shares the stories of our rich heritage and many cultures. The Museum brings Albuquerque to the world and the world to Albuquerque.

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The multimedia performance art showcase, Burque Noir, Vol.3, returns virtually from the Albuquerque Museum. Join the vir...
10/14/2020
AMP Concerts - Burque Noir, Vol. 3

The multimedia performance art showcase, Burque Noir, Vol.3, returns virtually from the Albuquerque Museum. Join the virtual community gathering with a gallery preview, performance by singer, songwriter, creative director, poet, and dancer TwoLips and sounds from DJ Anjo.

DONATE at https://www.ampconcerts.org/event/365911/burque-noir-vol-3-

The multimedia performance art showcase, Burque Noir, Vol.3, returns virtually from the Albuquerque Museum. Join the virtual community gathering with a live-streamed interactive gallery tour and performance by singer, songwriter, creative director, poet, and dancer TwoLips. Sounds by DJ Anjo. Hosted...

10/14/2020

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month the director of the Albuquerque Museum takes viewers on a virtual tour of the museum’s vault. Learn about the tradition and history of Hispanic embroidery.

The multimedia performance art showcase, Burque Noir, Vol.3, returns virtually from the Albuquerque Museum. Join the vir...
10/13/2020
AMP Concerts - Burque Noir, Vol. 3

The multimedia performance art showcase, Burque Noir, Vol.3, returns virtually from the Albuquerque Museum. Join the virtual community gathering with a gallery preview, performance by singer, songwriter, creative director, poet, and dancer TwoLips and sounds from DJ Anjo.

DONATE at https://www.ampconcerts.org/event/365911/burque-noir-vol-3-

The multimedia performance art showcase, Burque Noir, Vol.3, returns virtually from the Albuquerque Museum. Join the virtual community gathering with a live-streamed interactive gallery tour and performance by singer, songwriter, creative director, poet, and dancer TwoLips. Sounds by DJ Anjo. Hosted...

Albuquerque Museum joins the world in celebrating Indigenous People's Day. In November, the Albuquerque Museum will laun...
10/12/2020

Albuquerque Museum joins the world in celebrating Indigenous People's Day.

In November, the Albuquerque Museum will launch a virtual exhibition titled "Seven Generations of Red Power in New Mexico." The exhibit will tell the long story of Indigenous resistance in this region and reflect on how the activism of today is part of that long, unbroken legacy.

cabq.gov/seven-generations

Jared Yazzie, "The Future is Indigenous," 2018, digital print, courtesy of the artist

Family Art from HomeGaudi's Tile Creature: This creature is inspired by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. One of his most ...
10/10/2020

Family Art from Home
Gaudi's Tile Creature: This creature is inspired by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. One of his most recognizable works is The Park Güell in Barcelona, where he covered walls, sculptures, and houses in colorful tiles.

https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/documents/gaudi.pdf

All ages will enjoy our family art projects. Download a new project each week. Try your hand working with a variety of art mediums that you have available at home. Child and grown-up friendly!

Barkley L. Hendricks painted direct, empowering, and life-sized portraits. He is celebrated for his ability to convey no...
10/09/2020

Barkley L. Hendricks painted direct, empowering, and life-sized portraits. He is celebrated for his ability to convey not only outward style but also inner attitude. As Hendricks describes, he painted “Noir” based on photographs he took in Paris of “a bevy of long, lean suited French-African men.” Positioned in front of a strong yellow background, the man in this portrait stands out like a sharp silhouette. His sunglasses, medallion, cigarette, and pinstripes, however, add dimension and individuality to the likeness. Hendricks began making portraits of African Americans isolated against bright monochromatic backgrounds in the 1970s. His subjects, beautifully decked out, capture the era’s fashion sensibilities and by extension, reveal the ways they present themselves to the world. People shape their public personas in part to gain others’ attention, and a desire for attention influences the compositional choices Hendricks makes. This painting’s human scale, use of bold color, and frontal pose invite our engagement: “It's a design plan. It's not accidental, you know,” Hendricks said in a 2009 interview. “You can't do anything with people if you don't get their attention.”
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“30 Americans” explores how artists shed light on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity. On view at Albuquerque Museum through January 3, 2021.
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Barkley L. Hendricks, 1945 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 2017 New London, Connecticut, “Noir,” 1978, oil and acrylic on canvas, Rubell Family Collection, Miami

#30americans @rubellmuseum

The multimedia performance art showcase, Burque Noir, Vol.3, returns virtually from the Albuquerque Museum. Join the vir...
10/09/2020
AMP Concerts - Burque Noir, Vol. 3

The multimedia performance art showcase, Burque Noir, Vol.3, returns virtually from the Albuquerque Museum. Join the virtual community gathering with a live-streamed interactive gallery tour and performance by singer, songwriter, creative director, poet, and dancer TwoLips.

DONATE at https://www.ampconcerts.org/event/365911/burque-noir-vol-3-

The multimedia performance art showcase, Burque Noir, Vol.3, returns virtually from the Albuquerque Museum. Join the virtual community gathering with a live-streamed interactive gallery tour and performance by singer, songwriter, creative director, poet, and dancer TwoLips. Sounds by DJ Anjo. Hosted...

The museum has been planning to bring this collection in for more than two years. “What’s really important about it, is ...
10/04/2020
’30 Americans’ exhibition opens at Albuquerque Museum Saturday

The museum has been planning to bring this collection in for more than two years. “What’s really important about it, is that it allows us to reflect on what is happening and to have that dialogue and to have those conversations,” said Curator of Art Josie Lopez.

https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/30-americans-exhibition-opens-at-albuquerque-museum-saturday/

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Museum’s first traveling exhibit since reopening is set to open to the public Saturday. 30 Americans feature the works by 30 contemporary African Am…

FIVE THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: #1 Check out 30 Americans
10/02/2020
Five Things To Do This Weekend: October 2-4

FIVE THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: #1 Check out 30 Americans

Check out 30 Americans at the Albuquerque Museum, bite into the Taco Wars, cuddle up to the Taos Wool Festival, drive in for live music at Music at Medlin in Alamogordo, and pick a pumpkin at McCall’s Pumpkin Patch.

Family Art from HomeClothespin Creature: Make an entertaining papier-mâché creature from scratch who can help hold thing...
10/01/2020

Family Art from Home
Clothespin Creature: Make an entertaining papier-mâché creature from scratch who can help hold things together around the house.

https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/documents/clothespin-creature.pdf

All ages will enjoy our family art projects. Download a new project each week. Try your hand working with a variety of art mediums that you have available at home. Child and grown-up friendly!

This Month at ABQ Museum: October 2020
09/30/2020
This Month at ABQ Museum: October 2020

This Month at ABQ Museum: October 2020

30 Americans opens, ArtsThrive TO GO!, schedule a tour at Casa San Ysidro This Month at Albuquerque Museum | October 2020 | Trouble seeing this? View as a webpage All visitors to Albuquerque Museum an

Burque Noir
09/30/2020

Burque Noir

It’s Been A While....Allow Us To Reintroduce Ourselves.

The multimedia performance art showcase, Burque Noir, Vol.3, returns virtually Thursday October 15, 2020 LIVE STREAMING from @abqmuseum . Join the virtual community gathering with an interactive gallery tour and performance by singer, songwriter, creative director, poet, and dancer: TwoLips. @twolipsmusic Sounds by DJ Anjo @anjoxking . Hosted by Ebony Isis Booth @isisspeaks

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Streaming Live on all platforms. @ampconcerts @BurqueNoir #BlackFromTheFuture
#BeRealBlackForMe
#BlaqueInBurque
#BurqueNoir #30Americans #blackartgang

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VISIBILITY MATTERS✊🏾🖤

Missouri-born artist and Kansas City Art Institute alumnus Nick Cave has created more than 500 versions of the sculptura...
09/28/2020

Missouri-born artist and Kansas City Art Institute alumnus Nick Cave has created more than 500 versions of the sculptural form he calls a Soundsuit. Cave made his first Soundsuit in response to the brutal police beating of Rodney King in 1991 and the ensuing civil unrest. Based on the scale of Cave's body, Soundsuits create "a camouflage, masking and forming a second skin that conceals race, gender, and class, forcing one to look without judgement," according to the artist. Soundsuits are metaphorical armor that protect against violence, profiling, and prejudice. They are both exhibited and used in performances. The Soundsuits provide a vivid multisensory experience: color, texture, and when performed, sound and movement.
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Cave's elaborate works are composed of a wide variety of materials, often found or commonplace objects. Even when static, Soundsuits make a strong impression. The A-frame shape of many of Cave's Soundsuits bring to mind forms associated with power-a missile, a Catholic bishop's mitre, a Ku Klux Klan hood, and even a condom.
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Soundsuits reflect inspiration from many sources. Over the three decades during which he has engaged with the form, Cave has embraced masquerade as practiced by many cultures and allowed it to inform his art. "I'm totally consumed by the special attire that has a powerful and meaningful purpose within a culture," he explains. "I'm looking at rituals and ceremonies: Mardi Gras, Indian clothing, West African pieces, Carnival in Trinidad."
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30 Americans explores how artists shed light on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity. Opens October 3 at Albuquerque Museum.
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NICK CAVE, Soundsuit, 2008, fabric, fiberglass and metal, Rubell Museum, Miami, acquired in 2008

“While it does touch on a lot of the history of African Americans in the United States, it’s not meant to be a comprehen...
09/28/2020
Complexities of culture: Exhibit showcases works from three generations of African American artists

“While it does touch on a lot of the history of African Americans in the United States, it’s not meant to be a comprehensive history. It’s a cross-section of amazing work," says Albuquerque Museum Curator Josie Lopez. “There is not a single African American art. There is not a single voice.”

Albuquerque Journal's Kathaleen Roberts talked with Lopez about "30 Americans" which opens at Albuquerque Museum on Saturday, October 3.

https://www.abqjournal.com/1500997/complexities-of-culture-exhibit-showcases-works-from-three-generations-of-african-american-artists.html

The show offers a sampling of important paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos and installations revealing some of the complexities of Africa

Hop on board the Magic Bus — DONATE NOW
09/25/2020
Hop on board the Magic Bus — DONATE NOW

Hop on board the Magic Bus — DONATE NOW

Corrected Link to Donate View as Webpage September 25, 2020 Dear Magic Bus Supporter, The Magic Bus program, sponsored by Albuquerque Museum Foundation, is ready to serve the children of our community

@OrphanSigns installed an exhibition of collaborative artworks by Albuquerque artist-poets, Beca Alderete Baca and Sara ...
09/25/2020

@OrphanSigns installed an exhibition of collaborative artworks by Albuquerque artist-poets, Beca Alderete Baca and Sara Daniele Rivera.

"Revision" engages with Albuquerque's history to create work that evaluates, responds to, and expands institutionalized historical narratives. Rivera selected and intentionally cropped photos from the Albuquerque Museum Photo Archives collection, creating compositions that alter the context and understanding of the original photo. Baca's words are paired with the imagery to offer a new lens into Albuquerque's history. These artworks are printed on vinyl banners and installed on two "orphaned" signs at 4501 Central Ave NE.

The public placement of the signs gives the artists access to the visual power that advertisers have, using that power to shift our cultural narrative. "Revision" can be as simple as looking at something from a different perspective, and as radical as rewriting a dominant history.

The signs will be displayed October through December 2020.

Swipe through to see the original photographs.
Aerial view of Albuquerque, ca. 1915, Albumen silver print, Albuquerque Museum, gift of Margaret R. Herter, PA1994.014.002 | William H. Cobb, African American Woman, ca. 1900, glass plate negative, Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, Trust and Agency Fund, PA2011.003.561 | Brooks Studio, Baca Family Wedding Portrait, ca. 1932, gelatin silver print, Albuquerque Museum, gift of Channell Graham, PA1978.153.889 | Walter McDonald, Aerial view of arroyos, 1969, 35 mm slide, Albuquerque Museum, PA1996.029.141

UPDATE: Unfortunately we had a bit of a glitch with some plumbing and the café will not be open this weekend. It's getti...
09/24/2020

UPDATE: Unfortunately we had a bit of a glitch with some plumbing and the café will not be open this weekend. It's getting fixed and you can plan to visit when Slate at the Museum opens next Friday. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Our café, Slate at the Museum, will be open this Friday and Saturday and will officially reopen on October 2 with regular hours. You'll notice socially distanced indoor and outdoor seating, an updated menu, and many extra precautions to keep staff and guests safe. Most importantly, they are excited to be back and open! Schedule your visit to Albuquerque Museum and stop by Slate at the Museum for refreshment.

Friday and Saturday, September 25 & 26
10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Snacks, coffee, and pastries until 3 p.m.

Slate Street Cafe

A repost from one of our collections crew — a notoriously camera-shy group. We are biased, but they are arguably one of ...
09/23/2020

A repost from one of our collections crew — a notoriously camera-shy group. We are biased, but they are arguably one of the best teams we've ever worked with! When you come to the Museum to see a work of art like "Bird on Money" by Jean-Michel Basquiat, think for a moment about the talented, dedicated, and self-proclaimed geeky people who make it possible for you to see it.

photo credit: Amy Baskette

09/23/2020

Our curators are soooo excited about this upcoming exhibition! Here’s a behind the scenes peek during the installation.

30 Americans sheds light on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity. Opens October 3, 2020.

cabq.gov/30Americans

09/21/2020
Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez/Minge House

Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez/Minge House

Meet Aaron Gardner, site manager at Casa San Ysidro. Peek behind the scenes during the shooting of a video that will premier on September 26 for the 2020 Harvest Festival.

Enjoy all the virtual program during the Harvest Festival at:
https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/events/harvest-festival-online-2020

Casa San Ysidro is a program of the Albuquerque Museum, with support from Albuquerque Museum Foundation.

Family Art from HomeDOWNLOAD WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19: Glue and Oil Pastel PortraitsPut your pencil away and grab some glue ...
09/18/2020

Family Art from Home
DOWNLOAD WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19: Glue and Oil Pastel Portraits
Put your pencil away and grab some glue to draw an expressive portrait of yourself or someone you know.

https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/documents/pastelportrait.pdf

All ages will enjoy our family art projects. Download a new project each week. Try your hand working with a variety of art mediums that you have available at home. Child and grown-up friendly!

09/18/2020
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Thank you to YogaZo, AMP Concerts, and Let It Grow: Grateful Dead Tribute Band for participating in Albuquerque Museum's virtual 3rd Thursday! Be sure to look here on Facebook and on the Museum's website (www.cabq.gov/museum) for information about future online programming.

09/18/2020
LIVE: YogaZo with the Museum

Join our friends from YogaZo at 6:30 p.m. and do the downward dog in the comfort of your own living room! Log into YouTube Live for a 60 minute yoga flow built with you in mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYJIKrY5KqM

Join YogaZo and Elizabeth for Third Thursdays with the Albuquerque Museum! Like Music? Recommended playlist: TBD

Interested in learning more about the exhibition "Dreams Unreal: the Genesis of the Psychedelic Rock Poster?" You can pu...
09/17/2020
Dreams Unreal – Special Offer – Albuquerque Museum Foundation

Interested in learning more about the exhibition "Dreams Unreal: the Genesis of the Psychedelic Rock Poster?" You can purchase the exhibition's companion book from The Museum Store; purchase it through this weekend and receive 10% off: https://albuquerquemuseumfoundation.org/product/dreams-unreal-promo/

Experience one of the benefits of membership when you purchase Dreams Unreal online. For a limited time, EVERYBODY gets the 10% Members Discount (online purchases only). This beautiful, 392 page hardcover book is the companion publication to the Albuquerque Museum exhibition, Dreams Unreal: The Gene...

Welcome to 3rd Thursday at Albuquerque Museum! Tonight we will feature:- the premiere of a special video at 6 p.m. with ...
09/17/2020

Welcome to 3rd Thursday at Albuquerque Museum! Tonight we will feature:
- the premiere of a special video at 6 p.m. with Museum Director Andrew Connors talking about the work in the exhibition "Dreams Unread: the Genesis of the Psychedelic Rock Poster."
- live yoga from "Common Ground: Art in New Mexico" with YogaZo at 6:30 p.m.
- a concert with AMP Concerts and Let It Grow: Grateful Dead Tribute Band performing live from "Dreams Unread: the Genesis of the Psychedelic Rock Poster" at 7 p.m.

Interested in making art at home? Be sure to check out our Family Art from Home projects for September: https://www.cabq.gov/…/albuquer…/events/family-art-workshops

09/17/2020
Dreams Unreal lecture with Museum Director Andrew Connors

Albuquerque Museum Director Andrew Connors will take you on a psychedelic journey through the late 60s and early 70s.

Graphic artists including Lee Conklin, Rick Griffin, Alton Kelley, Bonnie Maclean, Victor Moscoso, and Wes Wilson created a new artistic genre – the collectible rock concert poster. Dreams Unreal demonstrates how these artists were influenced by posters of the past and how their innovative approaches to graphics and color reflected a changing aesthetic that was embedded in the mood of the time.

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Albuquerque, NM
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General information

In addition to world-class exhibitions, the Museum offers a wide variety of programming including educational classes for children of all ages; live performances in its amphitheater; docent-guided tours in the Museum, its Sculpture Garden and Old Town; the Museum Store and the Museum's café, Slate at The Museum.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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(505) 243-7255

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What's up with the Museum Car Show this year? Thanks
So can you make this happen?
Coloring... so fun!
New Rideshare company opening up in ABQ. you get paid when you drive. You get paid when your customers ride. You get paid when your drivers drive. Come down to the speakeasy, for an intro! https://www.facebook.com/events/1862369793906788/
Jim Henson exhibit was magical. Thank you! Check out all the photos and surprises on Doodle T and Me! https://doodlet.me/2019/11/a-rainbow-connection-lovers-dreamers-and-we/
Register today for this exciting workshop with Darynda Jones and Dawn Wink, published authors who are accomplished teachers. The workshops offer writers of all abilities the chance to learn more about the craft of writing.
Excellent Exabitions to be viewed
Our visit to the Albuquerque Museum!
I spent most of yesterday at the Albuquerque Museum- it was great! Wonderful collection, and the cafe food was outstanding to boot!
If anyone here is into films that portrays the realities of life, I read about a great film in the LA Times called Life and Nothing More which is having it's Albuquerque premiere tomorrow at the Guild Cinema. It's won multiple awards at several film festivals and it seems similar to popular movies like Moonlight and The Florida Project. I'm looking forward to seeing Regina Williams in her debut role in this film. For more information I've attached some links below. LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-life-and-nothing-more-review-20181023-story.html Tickets: http://www.guildcinema.com/movie/2333