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

Featured Events

Albuquerque Museum Education Center Open House

Albuquerque Museum Education Center Open House

Jan 17, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 1 - 4 p.m. or Thursday, January 18, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Albuquerque Museum and Sam Sterling Architecture invite you to an Open House for the Museum's proposed Education Center

Wednesday, January 17, 1 - 4 p.m. or
Thursday, January 18, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The education center is envisioned as a dynamic space for participatory learning tied to the Museum's collections and exhibitions. At the open house you can:

  • Explore current ideas about the education center through models and other visuals
  • Participate by sharing your own ideas (materials provided)

No need to RSVP. Drop by at your convenience. We hope to see you there!

Funding for program planning of the Albuquerque Museum Education Center is provided by PNM Fund, a division of PNM Resources Foundation



Free
 

Art and Social Commentary: 3rd Thursday at Albuquerque Museum

Art and Social Commentary: 3rd Thursday at Albuquerque Museum

Jan 18, 2018
5 - 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate the world of New York during the era of the "When Modern Was Contemporary" exhibit. Create a work of art based on the exhibit. Listen to jazz music from the times with Entourage Jazz. Discover how the arts center of New York came to be.

Make 3rd Thursdays a regular event on your family's calendar!

 

Hear a panel on social commentary in art moderated by Curator of Art Andrew Connors and including artists Jami Porter Lara and Bob Haozous. Print a political poster with screen printers Jon Sanchez and Jeremy Montoya. Enjoy music by Baracutanga, a group of musicians that aims to promote intercultural experiences that empower Latinos with a positive message of self-affirmation.

  • Free admission from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Select gallery exhibits open for viewing
  • Food and adult drink specials at the cafe, Slate at the Museum
  • Extended hours for evening shopping at the Museum Store

Experience Albuquerque Museum in a whole new way.

Support for 3rd Thursdays provided by the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund and Southwest Capital Bank.

Albuquerque Museum Education Center Open House

Albuquerque Museum Education Center Open House

Jan 18, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 1 - 4 p.m. or Thursday, January 18, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Albuquerque Museum and Sam Sterling Architecture invite you to an Open House for the Museum's proposed Education Center

Wednesday, January 17, 1 - 4 p.m. or
Thursday, January 18, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The education center is envisioned as a dynamic space for participatory learning tied to the Museum's collections and exhibitions. At the open house you can:

  • Explore current ideas about the education center through models and other visuals
  • Participate by sharing your own ideas (materials provided)

No need to RSVP. Drop by at your convenience. We hope to see you there!

Funding for program planning of the Albuquerque Museum Education Center is provided by PNM Fund, a division of PNM Resources Foundation



Free
 

Lecture: The US-Mexico Border

Lecture: The US-Mexico Border

Jan 27, 2018
1 - 2 p.m.

Exhibition curator Lowery Stokes Sims discusses how the border serves as a catalyst for initiating social engagement and cultural dialogue for artists and designers working today. Sims curated the main exhibition at 516 ARTS. The Museum’s partner exhibition features works from artists Bob Haozous, Luis Jimenez and Jami Porter Lara, among others.

 

Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, recently named one of the Most Influential Curators by Artsy, is the retired Curator Emerita at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. Talk included with admission.

 

 

The event is free with your paid admission to the Museum.
 


 

Making Africa Public Opening

Making Africa Public Opening

Feb 3, 2018
1 - 4 p.m.

"Making Africa: A Continent of Design" features the work over 100 artists and designers working in cities throughout Africa today.

1 p.m. Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, PhD, Curator of African Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art explores the historical roots and contemporary influences on artists working in Africa today.

1 - 2:30 p.m. Create an art project inspired by the exhibition in the Museum School.

2:30 - 4 p.m. Wassa Dance & Drum Ensemble
Enjoy traditional music and songs from Guinea, West Africa followed by traditional drum and dance. More info about Wassa Dance & Drum Ensemble: www.soribafofana.com and www.facebook.com/wassaensemble

 

Price: Free