The Albuquerque Museum of Art and history is now commonly known as The Albuquerque Museum. It is located in the Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico. The museum is extensively dedicated to preserving the art of the American Southwest, the history of Albuquerque and the Middle Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico. The museum vastly contributes towards the development of the cultural and educational programs in the city of Albuquerque, NM. The museum also puts up the art of the Southwest and its global influences. The interesting aspect is that it presents the evolvement of the city over the last 300 years. It also has special exhibitions of national and international origin.
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The museum started way back in 1967 and is situated in the Albuquerque International Sunport. The vast growing collection of the exhibition grew immensely forcing to shift to the current location in 1979.
The museum houses weavings, conquistador armor, early maps, and other artifacts of the ancient life in New Mexico. The museum also spaces out for huge art galleries, photo archives, and a beautiful outdoor lush sculpture garden on the grounds. The museum has the three permanent exhibits:
- Common ground; Art in New Mexico
- Only in Albuquerque
- Sculpture garden
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The Albuquerque Museum is also famous for running tours, showing the architecture of late 18th-century houses in Corrales, New Mexico was also known as the Casa San Ysidro. At that time, house use to have a central plazuela, family chapel area, and an enclosed corral area.
In 1909, the territorial govt. of NM established the Museum of New Mexico while passing the House Bill 100. This pre-statehood legislation mandated with the School of American Archaeology. As the time went, the Museum of New Mexico developed and expanded also reorganized many times to include New Mexico Museum of Art, Laboratory of Anthropology, Museum of International Folk Art and the historic sites Coronado, Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort summer, Jemez, Lincoln and El Camino Real Historic Trail Site.
There are many museums in the region and all of them are unique and have distinct characteristics. Turquoise Museum displays the formation stages of turquoise gemstone and its uses by Native Americans during the prehistoric times. There is a modern education center to learn to make turquoise from plastic.
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center has vast exhibits, performances, and information on Native American culture and specifically the Pueblo Indians. The special attraction is the dance, art and craft demonstration by the Native Indians on the weekends and many years round special events that are free to the public. There is also a children’s museum in the same premises.
University of New Mexico Art Museum is proud to house fine art works from the seminal artists like Picasso, Rembrandt, and O’Keeffe. There are guided tours, lectures, and symposia to help you feel the beauty of the museum.
National Museum of Nuclear Science and History presents the history of Atomic Energy. It also exhibits atomic weapons to peaceful uses of atomic energy like being used as nuclear energy.
A day in Albuquerque museum will present a deep insight into the cultural, artistic, scientific and the historical interests.