In addition to these events, The Museum offers daily docent tours of the current and permanent collections.

Featured Events

Opening Day: Visualizing Albuquerque

Opening Day: Visualizing Albuquerque

Jan 31, 2015
1 - 4 p.m.

Central New Mexico has a distinctive art making tradition encompassing more than 10,000 years. In the first exhibition of its kind, guest curator Joseph Traugott charts the unique history of the region’s diverse artists revealing how their distinctive fusions have often bridged artistic and cultural divisions.

Join us at 1pm for a talk on the exhibition by Joseph Traugott. Traugott retired in 2013 from the New Mexico Museum of Art after seventeen years where he was the curator of 20th century art. During his career he has curated numerous exhibitions and has written a number of books on New Mexican art. His most recent book, Visualizing Albuquerque, accompanies the exhibition. Traugott will be available in the Museum Store for a book signing after the talk.

Stop by the Museum School from 2-4 pm to get creative with an art project inspired by the exhibition.

Gallery Talk: Visualizing Albuquerque

Gallery Talk: Visualizing Albuquerque

Feb 4, 2015
11 A.M.

Join Titus O’Brien, curatorial assistant at the Albuquerque Museum, for a talk in the exhibition. Free event.

O’Brien is an artist and writer who recently moved to Albuquerque from Chicago. He has taught visual art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, University of Texas, Naropa University, and currently teaches at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. O’Brien studied painting and sculpture at Kansas City Art Institute and received an MFA from Yale University School of Art.

Talk: Modernism in Albuquerque

Feb 8, 2015
1 p.m.

In the wake of World War II, while Albuquerque experienced a period of rapid growth and change, its artists found a new artistic voice. Join Bill Peterson as he discusses the arrival of international Modernism in Albuquerque at mid-century and its impact on the burgeoning art scene of subsequent decades.

William Peterson is a critic, art historian, and former editor of ARTSPACE Magazine, founded in Albuquerque in 1976. Peterson was also regional correspondent for ARTnews and he is currently writing an art column for In Los Angeles, he was associate editor of museum publications at the J. Paul Getty Museum. His current book on Garo Antreasian, renowned lithographer and former technical director of the Tamarind Institute, will be published in fall 2015 by the University of New Mexico Press.

Second Saturdays at Casa San Ysidro: The Sound of Innovation

Feb 14, 2015
1 - 4 p.m.

Imagine being enveloped by the exquisite music of a handmade custom guitar. In the hands of the musician, the guitar’s tones soothe, inspire, and provoke our spirits. Learn about the Pimentel family’s story, how they create their instruments and experience their music in this free program at 2:00 p.m. free self-paced tours of Casa’s rooms will be available to visitors from 1:00-2:00 pm and following the program from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Free event.

3rd Thursday: Public Art Party

3rd Thursday: Public Art Party

Feb 19, 2015
5 - 8:30 p.m.

Discover the wonders of free, accessible art in your own back yard! Join us for a celebration of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County’s Public Art programs and catch the Public Art exhibition now on display. Free event.