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

Featured Events

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.


Making Africa Public Opening

Making Africa Public Opening

Feb 3, 2018
1 - 4 p.m.

"Making Africa: A Continent of Design" features the work over 100 artists and designers working in cities throughout Africa today.

1 p.m. Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, PhD, Curator of African Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art explores the historical roots and contemporary influences on artists working in Africa today.

1 - 2:30 p.m. Create an art project inspired by the exhibition in the Museum School.

2:30 - 4 p.m. Wassa Dance & Drum Ensemble
Enjoy traditional music and songs from Guinea, West Africa followed by traditional drum and dance. More info about Wassa Dance & Drum Ensemble: and


Price: Free

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.