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

Featured Events

Migration: The Story of a Refugee (Chamber Music &Talk)

Migration: The Story of a Refugee (Chamber Music &Talk)

Apr 28, 2017
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

In the early 20th century, Grace Thompson Edminster suffered from tuberculosis and came to Albuquerque "chasing the cure." She helped found the UNM music department and in 1920 she took charge of forming the Albuquerque Civic Symphony. Nearly 100 years later, her musical legacy lives on in the music of The New Mexico Philharmonic.

Join us on Friday evening to celebrate that legacy and to hear the story of a contemporary refugee.

From 5:30 - 6:45 p.m., the community history exhibition, "Chasing the Cure to Albuquerque" gallery will be open for viewing.

At 7 p.m., New Mexico Philharmonic presents a chamber music program and a talk.

MIGRATION: The Story of a Refugee

Krzysztof Zimowski, violin
Joan Wang, violin
Willy Sucre, viola
Lisa Donald, cello
Jelan Alzuhairi, speaker


Held in the Ventana Salon
Seating is Limited

This event is part of the NMPhil's Music & Arts Festival 2017 series. For more information about the Festival, click on the image below.


Trolleywood (Tour)

Trolleywood (Tour)

Apr 29, 2017
3 - 5 PM

Climb on board a completely-custom, uniquely-Albuquerque, open-air Trolley as we embark on a two-hour tour of locations from movies made in Albuquerque. You will gain an understanding of the New Mexico film industry and why we make movies here, tax incentives, behind-the-scenes stories and more. Featuring locations from such productions as Breaking Bad, The Avengers, No Country for Old Men, Transformers, Crazy Heart, Preacher, Beerfest, Wild Hogs, Observe and Report, Terminator Salvation and more. Tour provided by ABQ Trolley Co.

Funding to support educational programs for "Hollywood Southwest" provided by: The Albuquerque Chapter of the Links, Incorporated


Tickets $50
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Public Opening: Focus on Youth

Public Opening: Focus on Youth

May 7, 2017
1 - 4 p.m.

An opening for the annual juried high school photography exhibition in partnership with the Albuquerque Public School Fine Arts Department. The exhibition has expanded this year to include a category for digital film. Awards ceremony will be held at 1 p.m.

Heritage Day at Casa San Ysidro: Día de la Madre

Heritage Day at Casa San Ysidro: Día de la Madre

May 13, 2017
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Heritage Day: Día de la Madre

Saturday May 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Everyone is invited to the historic heart of the Village for this fun, free annual event. Make a card for your mother and take a picture with your family.


11 a.m.
Puppet Show: Floppo, The Frog Prince

Floppo is a 30 minute hand-puppet show, performed from a colorful stage worn by the puppeteer. The stage is reminiscent of those used by traveling puppeteers at Renaissance fairs. Floppo is broad and humorous version of Grimm’s classic fairy tale, The Frog Prince, with some Spanish dialogue and live music. Performed by Loren Kahn Puppet and Object Theatre.

Using puppets and/or object theater as a bridge between theater, visual art and puppetry, Loren Kahn Puppet and Object Theater brings to life a hilarious and magical world, which delights tiny children and provokes reflection in teenagers and grownups. Lauren Kahn is a puppeteer who has worked with several puppet companies as well performed solo before forming her own puppet theater in Albuquerque.

12 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Demonstration: Arriera, the ancient craft of burro packing and droving

Ron and Pat Rundstrom will provide a demonstration of the Old Spanish Aparejo Saddle Packing System with their pack burros, Freighter and Amiga. The demonstration will include insights into the arriería, the highly organized craft institution that moved cargo on the great trail system of the Southwest.

Ron and Pat Rundstrom are educators who live on a small family ranch in the village of Chamita. They live with two burros, two cats, assorted wild birds, and a colony of hummingbirds. Ron and Pat have spent decades hiking the mesas and canyons with their pack burros;often with student groups as walking companions.

1 - 3 p.m.
Music: Lone Piñon

Lone Piñon is an acoustic trio from Santa Fe, New Mexico whose music celebrates the diversity of their region's cultural roots. Using violin, accordion, guitar, guitarrón, upright bass and harmony vocals in Spanish, English, and Nahuatl, the group has revived and updated the Chicano stringband style that once flourished in New Mexico, bringing a devoted and explosive musicianship to Northern New Mexican polkas and chotes, virtuosic Mexican huapango and son calentano, and classic borderlands conjunto.

Casa San Ysidro
973 Old Church Road
Corrales, NM 87048

Price: Free

Indie Film Night: 3rd Thursday at Albuquerque Museum

Indie Film Night: 3rd Thursday at Albuquerque Museum

May 18, 2017
5 - 8:30 PM

This evening features short films and discussions from independent film makers.

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

  • Free admission from 5 - 8:30 PM
  • Live music and performances
  • Hands-on art activities for kids and adults
  • 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