Albuquerque Museum

Albuquerque Museum Art. History. People. Located in the heart of Old Town.
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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. 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.

06/19/2020
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Thank you to Loren Kahn Puppet & Object Theatre, Mineral Hill, and YogaZo 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.

Weaving has a long tradition in New Mexico. The Diné and the Puebloan peoples wove plant fibers to make shoes, robes, ma...
06/19/2020

Weaving has a long tradition in New Mexico. The Diné and the Puebloan peoples wove plant fibers to make shoes, robes, mats, and other things that they needed. When the Spanish came to New Mexico, they brought sheep with them so that they could use the sheep’s wool to weave blankets for sleeping and wearing and to use as floor mats. They also all used natural dyes from plants to create different colors to use in their weavings.

This "jerga," or utility cloth, was made by hispanic weavers in the 1800s. It was a sturdy fabric that people used for many different things like clothing, floor rugs, bedding, and to make bags to transport goods. Use this instructions and template to create your own checkered weaving that is similar to this "jerga:"https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/documents/weaving.pdf Share your finished weaving in the comments below!

John Fincher's “The Burning of Albuquerque” features postcard-type fiery skies sweeping over the skyline of Albuquerque ...
06/19/2020

John Fincher's “The Burning of Albuquerque” features postcard-type fiery skies sweeping over the skyline of Albuquerque in the middle and the distinctive mountains in the background. The 'burning’ is the colors of the Albuquerque sunset, which provides a backdrop for the city lights and mountains. Filling the foreground and dominating the landscape is a large desert succulent plant. The lush surfaces of Fincher's paintings speak about our time and place and its natural beauty.

Color your own version of “The Burning of Albuquerque” using the coloring sheet located here:https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/documents/fincher.pdf
What colors do you see when you look at the sky during sunset in Albuquerque? Share your finished image in the comments!

Ornamental tinwork originated in New Mexico during the mid-19th century as food products in tin cans arrived through the...
06/19/2020

Ornamental tinwork originated in New Mexico during the mid-19th century as food products in tin cans arrived through the Santa Fe Trail. Its development was a result of the limited availability of materials in the region. As people in New Mexico had limited access to material for artmaking, containers that once held products like coffee, lard, and kerosene were repurposed into picture frames, nichos, candle sconces, and more.

An example of this kind of tinwork is this tin nicho, or shelf, made by José María Apodaca that is framing an image of the St. Mary. New Mexican tinsmiths often put pictures of Catholic saints in their tinwork because the saints were important to them.

Get instructions for how to create your own tinwork frame at home here: http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/documents/family-art-from-home-heritage-day-territorial-nm-tinwork-frame.pdf
What is important to you that you can draw to put in your frame? Share a picture of your finished artwork in the comments!

A still life is a work of art that shows a group of inanimate objects like fruit, flowers, or household items. During th...
06/19/2020

A still life is a work of art that shows a group of inanimate objects like fruit, flowers, or household items. During the 1920s, artist Andrew Dasburg painted many floral and fruit still lifes, using them to explore elements of art like shape, color, and line in his work.

In his painting Red Tulips, Dasburg staged a vase of flowers in a windowsill in front of a plain background. He shows movement in the painting with the upward sweep of the tulips, the curved petals, and the ripple of the green leaves. The red flowers stand out against the muted colors seen in the rest of the painting. The flowers bend toward the light shining through the window, suggesting that they are full of life.

Create your own drawing of a plant using the instructions located here:http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/documents/fam-art-home-botanical.pdf Choose a plant from your house or yard so that you can carefully examine all its details. Share your plant picture below!

06/19/2020
LIVE: Pints & Planks with Elizabeth

Join our friends at 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://youtu.be/XaYXtqjpmPA

Want to be part of our Thursday Night Yoga Club? We explore a different peak pose every week. Like music? Recommended playlist: TBD

06/19/2020
Live with the Albuquerque Museum!

The Albuquerque museum's Third Thursday events will happen on June 18th. Enjoy some salty Americana fun with us from 6:00-6:45!

06/19/2020
Join us here at 6 p.m. for live music from local salty gothic Americana band Mineral Hill.
06/18/2020

Join us here at 6 p.m. for live music from local salty gothic Americana band Mineral Hill.

06/18/2020

The Albuquerque museum's Third Thursday events will happen on June 18th. Enjoy some salty Americana fun with us from 6:00-6:45!

A carreta is a two-wheeled wagon that Spanish settlers in New Mexico used to move their belongings from one place to ano...
06/18/2020

A carreta is a two-wheeled wagon that Spanish settlers in New Mexico used to move their belongings from one place to another. As metal for nails was very rare in New Mexico, these carts were made entirely out of wood, and they were designed to either be pulled by oxen or by a person. They had two very large wheel which were designed so that the wheels could go over rough ground without being damaged easily.

Create your own paper carreta using the template and instructions located here:http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/documents/carreta.pdf
Share a picture of your carreta below. If you had to move your belongings in a carreta, what would you take?

06/18/2020

The Albuquerque museum's Third Thursday events will happen on June 18th. Enjoy some salty Americana fun with us from 6:00-6:45!

Hard-edge abstraction is a name for artwork created using very defined geometric shapes.  Frederick Hammersley, a well-k...
06/18/2020

Hard-edge abstraction is a name for artwork created using very defined geometric shapes. Frederick Hammersley, a well-known New Mexico artist who was also a professor at the University of New Mexico, created many hard-edge abstraction paintings throughout his life. SACRED AND PRO FAME is an example of one such work that is owned by Albuquerque Museum.

Hammersley’s paintings often create optical illusions. From one perspective the black shapes appear to pop forward towards the viewer; from another they recede. The same occurs with the red and white forms.

Create your own hard-edge abstraction artwork using the template and instructions located here:http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/documents/hammersly.pdf Share a picture of your artwork below; were you able to create an optical illusion with your image?

06/18/2020
A Trip through THE JIM HENSON EXHIBITION with Floppo the Frog

Join Floppo the Frog (and his underpuppet Loren Kahn) as he visits his puppet cousins in THE JIM HENSON EXHIBITION. Will Floppo find his true love Miss Piggy so that he can receive "a small kiss-o on the lip-o" and turn from a frog into a prince?

Welcome to 3rd Thursday at Albuquerque Museum. Thanks for joining us this evening for the Museum's annual Family Night! ...
06/18/2020

Welcome to 3rd Thursday at Albuquerque Museum. Thanks for joining us this evening for the Museum's annual Family Night! In addition to highlighting various art making activities that relate to the Museum's permanent art and history collections, we will feature:
- the premiere of a special video tour of THE JIM HENSON EXHIBITION with everyone's favorite local puppet, Floppo the Frog Prince at 5:15 p.m.
- live music from Mineral Hill at 6 p.m.
- live yoga with YogaZo at 6:30 p.m.

Download all of the art activities to make here: https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/events/3rd-thursday-family-night

UPDATE: The event is filled. Interested in creating art from the comfort of your own home?  Albuquerque Museum is offeri...
06/16/2020

UPDATE: The event is filled.

Interested in creating art from the comfort of your own home? Albuquerque Museum is offering "Creative Age: Collage at Home" for students aged 55+. This FREE live-streamed class runs from 1:30-3 pm on six consecutive Thursdays,starting on Thursday, July 9. Space is limited and registration is required; for more information and to register, visit: https://web2.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/nmalbuquerquewt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&fmid=44357380

06/16/2020
06/16/2020
Mineral Hill

Family Night fun!

The Albuquerque museum's Third Thursday events will happen on June 18th. Enjoy some salty Americana fun with us from 6:00-6:45!

Family Art from HomeAll ages will enjoy our family art projects. Download a new project each week. Try your hand working...
06/13/2020

Family Art from Home
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!

DOWNLOAD Week of June 13: Mini Paper Flowers
Make a beautiful paper flower or a whole bouquet from materials you have at home.

https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/events/family-art-workshops

"After several months of having strict stay at home orders in place in New Mexico due to COVID-19 things are now opening...
06/04/2020
Albuquerque Museum interacting with people virtually during COVID-19 pandemic

"After several months of having strict stay at home orders in place in New Mexico due to COVID-19 things are now opening back up. Although the Albuquerque Museum remains closed for the time being there are lots of ways people can still interact with the museum." KRQE News 13

https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/albuquerque-museum-interacting-with-people-virtually-during-covid-19-pandemic/

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (FOX NEW MEXICO) – After several months of having strict stay at home orders in place in New Mexico due to COVID-19 things are now opening back up. Although the Albuquerque …

06/01/2020
Albuquerque Museum

We are sad to hear of the passing of Christo — a generous spirit and a friend.

Andrew Connors remembers Christo and Jeanne-Claude with this little "gift" from the Albuquerque Museum's permanent collection.

Museum Director Andrew Connors gives us a peek at an object in our vaults.

Christo, Wrapped Roses, 1968, plastic with wire, string, and staples, ed. 78/100, Albuquerque Museum, gift of Mrs. J. Robert Willson, PC1984.67.2

Family Art from HomeAll ages will enjoy our family art projects. Download a new project each week. Try your hand working...
05/30/2020
DOWNLOAD — Family Art from Home

Family Art from Home
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!

DOWNLOAD Week of May 30: Hand in Foil
In North Africa and the Middle East, dating back to the 7th century, people of all faiths have used hand shaped amulets called “Hamsa” to offer protection to ward off danger. In this project create your own amulet using tin foil.

https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/events/family-art-workshops

05/28/2020

"What comes later: Virus transmission data and other key gating criteria will determine the timeline for [the opening of] museums..."

We were watching the governor's press conference today with great anticipation. While we continue to plan for the eventual reopening of Albuquerque Museum, we know that waiting until we we can ensure the safety of our visitors and staff is the best course of action.

We miss you all!

Family Art from HomeAll ages will enjoy our family art projects. Download a new project each week. Try your hand working...
05/23/2020

Family Art from Home
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!

DOWNLOAD Week of May 23: Shove a Penny Board Game
Nothing brings families and friends together more than a good, old-fashioned board game. This game from the shuffleboard family is played in pubs primarily in United Kingdom. Two players or two teams compete using pennies..

https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/events/family-art-workshops

Join us for a special episode of Picture This, a podcast from the photo archives of the Albuquerque Museum narrated by J...
05/22/2020

Join us for a special episode of Picture This, a podcast from the photo archives of the Albuquerque Museum narrated by Jill Hartke and created in conjunction with the exhibition Let the Sunshine In. A street photography project commissioned by the Albuquerque Museum in 1969 to document the city during a time of great change. In the Albuquerque Museum are thousands of 35mm color slides marked with the name “McDonald” and dated 1969 and 1970. These slides are stored in boxes inside a freezer in the Photo Archives to prevent deterioration. Listen to the story behind those boxes of 35mm slides.
https://youtu.be/pX3Ak0aztQ8

Walter McDonald (born 1942 Orange, Texas), Passengers board a transit bus, 1969, Albuquerque Museum, PA1996.029.924

#PictureThis #museumfromhome #photoarchives

Thanks to Modern Albuquerque, Jesree: Spirit + Place Digital Imaging, YogaZo, and Nothing But Groove for participating i...
05/22/2020

Thanks to Modern Albuquerque, Jesree: Spirit + Place Digital Imaging, YogaZo, and Nothing But Groove for participating in Albuquerque Museum's virtual 3rd Thursday! Join us on Thursday, June 18, on Facebook for a virtual version of our annual Family Night.

Address

2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM
87104

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

Telephone

(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/
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
Inviting all balloonists parking in the Cottonwood Mall "Park & Ride" location to great food at our new Cottonwood Taco Cabana location directly across the street. Print out the attached photo of our special coupons for you and bring your parking receipt for great food! Wake Up And Smell The Breakfast Tacos Sometimes You Have To Stop And Smell The Flours Fajitas Are A Grill's Best Friend Wanna Salsa? The Freshest Salsas, Bar None This Is How We Roll Get Your Daily Dos Hand Made Rice Andbeans Margaritas Lovers We Salud You! Cool Beans Our Salsas Were Vegetables This Morning
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