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

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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.


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.

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