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

Featured Events

2016 Author Festival

2016 Author Festival

Oct 1, 2016
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Author Festival
Saturday, October 1, 2016
10 AM—5 PM


Meet and greet the finest of the New Mexico writers’ scene. Twenty-one authors from a variety of genres will share their experiences and books. Each author will have books available for purchase and signing.


Joseph Badal (Mystery / Thriller), Steve Brewer (Mystery / Thriller), Don Bullis (Non-Fiction / Western History), Gloria Casale (Thriller), Pamela Christie (Historical Mystery), Melody Groves (Western), Steve Havill (Southwestern Mystery), Anne Hillerman (Mystery / Non-Fiction), Betsy James (Science Fiction / Fantasy), Robert Kidera (Mystery / Thriller), Rob Kresge (Historical Mystery / Spy Thriller), Jane Lindskold (Science Fiction / Fantasy), Rory McClannahan (Science Fiction / Fantasy), David Morrell (Mystery / Thriller), Albert Noyer (Historical / Contemporary Mystery), Jennifer Noyer (Historical Fiction), Paula Paul (Mystery / Literary Fiction), Margaret Tessler (Mystery / Thriller), Neecy Twinem (Children’s Books), Robert E. Vardeman (SciFi / Fantasy / Mystery / Western), and Patricia Smith Wood (Mystery)

Six authors will speak and take questions in the Albuquerque Museum auditorium.

11 a.m. – Anne Hillerman – “Why Stories Matter”
Noon – Joseph Badal – “Where Do Your Stories Come From?”
1 p.m. – David Morrell – “Rambo: the Story Behind the Story”
2 p.m. – Steve Brewer – “Humor Writing”
3 p.m. – Robert E. Vardeman – “Westerns, Weird and Otherwise”
4 p.m. – Jane Lindskold – “Writing Science Fiction / Fantasy”

The 2016 Author Festival is a collaboration to benefit participating artists and the educational programs at Albuquerque Museum.


Family History Art Workshop

Family History Art Workshop

Oct 8, 2016
1 - 2:30 PM

October is Family History Month! Celebrate at the Albuquerque Museum with a special Family Art Workshop and gallery activities. Create a 3D portrait in the museum classroom. Then explore the Albuquerque Museum's history exhibition, Only in Albuquerque, where you can create a digital family crest or email a vintage postcard sharing your favorite family trip!

Workshop admission is free! Refreshments provided in the museum classroom. Workshop takes place from 1-2:30 p.m. The Museum is open until 5.

This event is generously sponsored by Daniel Family Funeral Services.

New Mexico Creative! at Casa San Ysidro

New Mexico Creative! at Casa San Ysidro

Oct 15, 2016
10 AM - 4 PM

New Mexico Creative! at Casa San Ysidro
During the Corrales Harvest Festival

Saturday and Sunday
October 15 and 16, 2016
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

• Watch weaving, blacksmithing, and horno bread making demonstrations
• Participate in hands-on art activities for kids and families
• Buy local, hand-crafted, traditional arts and crafts
• Listen to live, local music
• Tour the historic property

Admission is free. Activities at Casa San Ysidro are sponsored by Wells Fargo.

Casa San Ysidro is located at 973 Old Church Rd in the historic Village of Corrales. For more information call (505) 898-3915.

3rd Thursday: Día de los Muertos

3rd Thursday: Día de los Muertos

Oct 20, 2016
5 - 8:30 PM

Experience Albuquerque Museum in a whole new way
Make 3rd Thursdays a regular event on your family's calendar!

Local papel picado artist Catalina Delgado-Trunk talks about the history of this Mexican holiday at 6:30 p.m., and sells samples of her work at the Museum Store.

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

2016 Miniatures & More

2016 Miniatures & More

Oct 21, 2016

The only juried art sale at the Albuquerque Museum, Miniatures & More brings together over 100 artists for a six-week exhibition and art sale. Join us on October 22, 2016 for a Saturday Gala cocktail party in the Miniatures & More gallery with the opportunity to purchase art while enjoying the lively atmosphere with your friends and the artists! The evening features hosted cocktails and appetizers by Taste Boutique Catering. $85.

All ticket holders also have the option to attend the Saturday Artist Preview, October 22 from 10am-2pm! Come to the opening weekend of Miniatures & More at the Albuquerque Museum to support your arts community!

Tickets are available online at