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

Featured Events

Modern Dance: 3rd Thursday at Albuquerque Museum

Modern Dance: 3rd Thursday at Albuquerque Museum

Oct 19, 2017

Modern art and modern dance collide as Keshet Dance Company dances in the gallery. Experience Albuquerque Museum in a whole new way.

  • Keshet Dance performs original dance in the exhibition gallery based on the art in "When Modern was Contemporary"
  • Listen to The Bus Tapes perform an eclectic mix of everything from blues and folk to R&B
  • Visit the exhibition "When Modern was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection"
  • Local photographer Patrick Nagatani signs his new novel "The Race"

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
     
Nagatani Book Signing

Nagatani Book Signing

Oct 19, 2017
6 - 7 p.m.

NAGATANI’S NOVEL IS AN EPIC TALE OF ADVENTURE

Patrick Nagatani signs copies of his novel "The Race: Tales in Flight" on October 19, 6 – 7 p.m.

 

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Renowned artist and gifted storyteller Patrick Nagatani will sign copies of his novel "The Race: Tales in Flight" (published by Albuquerque Museum and FrescoBooks, 2017). Nagatani, being primarily a visual storyteller, conceived of this novel over eight years ago. The story line in "The Race" crosses time, cultures, and continents in an epic tale of adventure. Meet the author and get a signed copy for your collection, Thursday, October 19, 6 – 7 p.m.

"The Race" is a story about the discovery of fifteen Supermarine Spitfire airplanes buried in Burma at the end of World War II and their subsequent excavation and acquisition by Keiko Kobahashi, the CEO of Japan’s Mitsubishi Industries. The aircraft are brought to Tokyo and transformed into state-of the- art floatplanes, capable of traveling long distances and landing at sea. Kobahashi interviews and selects fifteen women of different backgrounds to pilot the planes in a trans-Pacific race from Tokyo to San Francisco.
This novel is not just about the race per se: each chapter unfolds as one pilot’s singular tale. The characters move through their private narratives— sometimes achieving catharsis—as they fly for hours alone across the Pacific Ocean in the confined space of their cockpits. Beyond the personal reflections each woman experiences is a larger dialogue about culture and gender issues, the moral and ecological state of our planet, the human condition and the universal need for compassion.

Patrick Nagatani is a renowned artist and gifted storyteller. For over forty years, his oeuvre has centered on imagined tales silently told through his photographs, collages, and mixed media works. His art has evolved around stories and narrative fictions seen as ‘photographic fact.’ "The Race" is a logical extension of Nagatani’s visual campaigns and the conceptual, often directorial approach of his practice. In this venture, he conceived the underlying story, assembled the model planes, made the corresponding photographs, selected the writers, and wrote six chapters. His lifelong interests in Buddhism, fiction and poetry, alternative medicine, indigenous cultures, identity, and self-examination all play a prominent role in this epic tale of adventure.

Media inquiries or for more information, call Albuquerque Museum at (505) 243-7255.

 27th Annual ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition & Benefit GALA

27th Annual ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition & Benefit GALA

Oct 21, 2017

The 27th Annual ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition & Benefit is a 6-week invitational exhibition held at the Albuquerque Museum October 20 – December 3, 2017. Proceeds from art sales and sponsorships provide valuable funding for the Museum’s educational programs for children and families, Museum exhibition support, and acquisitions. Over 100 participating artists also receive a percentage of their art sales, while gaining exceptional exposure to art collectors, gallery owners, and art lovers alike.

Saturday, October 21, 2017: GALA – $85 Tickets available now!
The ArtsThrive Gala offers guests the opportunity to meet the artists and drop bids on over 250 works before the exhibition opens to the general public. Host bar and hors d'oeuvres provided by Taste Boutique Catering. Contact 505.842.0111 to purchase your ticket today.

The Albuquerque Museum Foundation is proud to announce the new name of its largest annual fundraiser for the Albuquerque Museum! This October, Miniatures & More becomes ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition & Benefit.

 


 

From Modern to Contemporary: A Short Course

From Modern to Contemporary: A Short Course

Oct 22, 2017
Sundays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Join Curator of Art Andrew Connors for a three-day course on the history of modern and contemporary art. This course will focus on artworks created from the 1860s to the present. Learn how to feel comfortable looking at and discussing artwork from this challenging period of art history. Course will include illustrated lectures, occasional recorded music and gallery visits to the exhibition, When Modern Was Contemporary.

Each class covers a different topic and may be attended independently. Sign up for one class or all three. This course has limited seating, registration is recommended.

Click here to register for Sunday, October 22

Click here to register for Sunday, October 29

Click here to register for Sunday, November 5

 

Andrew Connors is Curator of Art at the Albuquerque Museum. Previously he served as Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Albuquerque Academy (2006-09), as Senior Curator at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque (1999-2006), and as Associate Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (1984-1999) where he developed collections and exhibitions on Hispanic, Latino, Native American, and Folk Art. He studied Art History and Architecture at Yale University and pursued his PhD in Folklore and American Studies at George Washington University. He has curated dozens of exhibitions primarily in the areas of United States Latino Art, Colonial Art from Puerto Rico, Contemporary art, and Graffiti. He is currently working on an exhibition and book on the history of jewelry in New Mexico from prehistory to the present, the first exhibition in a series of medium-focused historical survey exhibitions on New Mexican art which will include ceramics, and textiles. As a lecturer, guest teacher, or consultant, he has worked with numerous organizations including the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Office of Folklife Programs, Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Chicano Studies Department at the University of California Los Angeles, Getty Center for Education in the Arts, and the Royal Government of Bhutan.

Price $1 - $4. The Short Course is included with the price of general admission.
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From Modern to Contemporary: A Short Course

From Modern to Contemporary: A Short Course

Oct 29, 2017
Sundays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Join Curator of Art Andrew Connors for a three-day course on the history of modern and contemporary art. This course will focus on artworks created from the 1860s to the present. Learn how to feel comfortable looking at and discussing artwork from this challenging period of art history. Course will include illustrated lectures, occasional recorded music and gallery visits to the exhibition, When Modern Was Contemporary.

Each class covers a different topic and may be attended independently. Sign up for one class or all three. This course has limited seating, registration is recommended.

Click here to register for Sunday, October 22

Click here to register for Sunday, October 29

Click here to register for Sunday, November 5

 

Andrew Connors is Curator of Art at the Albuquerque Museum. Previously he served as Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Albuquerque Academy (2006-09), as Senior Curator at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque (1999-2006), and as Associate Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (1984-1999) where he developed collections and exhibitions on Hispanic, Latino, Native American, and Folk Art. He studied Art History and Architecture at Yale University and pursued his PhD in Folklore and American Studies at George Washington University. He has curated dozens of exhibitions primarily in the areas of United States Latino Art, Colonial Art from Puerto Rico, Contemporary art, and Graffiti. He is currently working on an exhibition and book on the history of jewelry in New Mexico from prehistory to the present, the first exhibition in a series of medium-focused historical survey exhibitions on New Mexican art which will include ceramics, and textiles. As a lecturer, guest teacher, or consultant, he has worked with numerous organizations including the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Office of Folklife Programs, Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Chicano Studies Department at the University of California Los Angeles, Getty Center for Education in the Arts, and the Royal Government of Bhutan.

Price $1 - $4. The Short Course is included with the price of general admission.
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