The New Mexico Museum of Art’s core collection is small but expertly curated—each work is made by artists who have worked in, lived in, or been influenced by the American Southwest, particularly New Mexico. As the community changes, so do the exhibits the museum presents, reflecting the states rich history of native people, adventurers, settlers, and artists.
The main collections include Political Outlooks, Landscape, Defining New Mexico, Art You Didn’t Expect (which promises a surprise at every turn), and Cool Contemporary/. The building’s architecture looks to the pueblo past, with the design of its 1917 structure being based on the 300-year-old mission churches of Acoma and other pueblos.
New Mexico Museum of Art Information
- Public Transportation: Easily accessible
- Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday-Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; also open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays from Memorial Day to Labor Day; closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
- Admission: Admission is $6 for New Mexico residents and $9 for non-residents. There may be small additional fees for special exhibitions. Free admission for members and for children 16 and under.
- Free Days: Free admission for everyone from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays. New Mexico residents get free admission on Sundays. On Wednesdays, New Mexico resident seniors get in for free.
- Subscription/Memberships: Memberships to Museum of New Mexico Foundation start at $65 for individuals, $30 for students/teachers, $50 for seniors, and $60 for senior couples. Member benefits include free admission to New Mexico Museum of Art and several local museums, 10% discount at museum shop and café, invitations to members-only events, and discounts on lectures, programs, and classes.