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

Featured Events

Old Town Holiday Stroll

Old Town Holiday Stroll

Dec 1, 2017
5 - 9 p.m.

Join the Museum as we open our doors during the annual Old Town Holiday Stroll.

  • Make holiday-related art projects
  • View the exhibitions
  • Listen to music
  • Get your holiday shopping done at the Museum Store.

Free

The Zen of Abstraction

The Zen of Abstraction

Dec 2, 2017
10 - 11:15 a.m.

Discover a refuge of silence at Albuquerque Museum. Join Museum Curator Titus O’Brien for a brief guided meditation followed by a tour of select works in the exhibition, When Modern Was Contemporary. The artistic avant-garde of the 1940s – 1960s was heavily influenced by Asian philosophies and religions, especially Zen Buddhism. Paintings by artists like Mark Rothko, Mark Tobey, Kenzo Okada and others show this influence, and can themselves serve as objects of meditation.

Assistant Curator of Art Titus O’Brien has been practicing Zen since being introduced to the idea by a visiting professor in college, the composer and artist John Cage – a famous peer of many of the artists in this exhibit. Titus is an authorized instructor in the Japanese Soto Zen tradition. He is also a painter, sculptor, writer, and designer who has exhibited internationally.

Pollock (Film Screening)

Pollock (Film Screening)

Dec 6, 2017
10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

See this feature film on the life of painter Jackson Pollock. Ed Harris both directed and played the role of Pollock. Actress Marsha Gay Harris won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Pollock's wife, artist Lee Krasner. Both Pollock’s and Krasner's work are in the exhibition, When Modern was Contemporary.

This film is rated R for strong profanity.

Price $1 - $4. The film viewing is included with the price of general admission.

Family Art Workshop

Family Art Workshop

Nov 25, 2017
1 - 2:30 PM

Every Saturday, families can create a work of art inspired by what you see in the Museum. A different project every week! Free with Museum admission.

Family Art Workshop

Family Art Workshop

Dec 2, 2017
1 - 2:30 PM

Every Saturday, families can create a work of art inspired by what you see in the Museum. A different project every week! Free with Museum admission.