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

Featured Events

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.

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.


Concert: Derek Gripper

Concert: Derek Gripper

Feb 9, 2018
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Explore contemporary African music from South African composer and classical guitarist Derek Gripper. Gripper has studied African music extensively and has translated it to classical guitar. This concert was organized in conjunction with the exhibition, Making Africa: A Continent of Design.

Tickets $17 advance, $22 day of show. Info and tickets at

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Mar 24, 2018
11 - 4 p.m.

Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia.


Watch for details about how you can be involved!

Co-hosted by Albuquerque Museum, Richard Levy Gallery , artAttendant, Central Features Contemporary Art, The Necessarian, and UNM University Libraries

Richard Levy Gallery
@levygallery (facebook nd Instagram)


Central Features Contemporary Art

The Necessarian

UNM University Libraries

International Sculpture Day

International Sculpture Day

Apr 28, 2018

Albuquerque Museum celebrates International Sculpture Day with special tours of our sculpture gardens

On Saturday, April 28, 2018 the world will join in celebration of sculpture during the 4th annual International Sculpture Day, or IS Day.

Knowledgeable, enthusiastic docents will lead special tours of the outdoor Sculpture Gardens, as well as feature select sculptures inside the Museum. Every tour is different.

The tours are free with your paid admission to Albuquerque Museum. The Sculpture is looking good and the spring weather promises us a beautiful day. Post your pics! #ABQmuseum #ISday

Price: Free with your paid admission to the Museum.