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Christian Louboutin, “Printz,” Spring-Summer 2013-14, Courtesy of Christian Louboutin, Photograph by Jay Zukerkorn

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

May 30 – August 9, 2015

Killer Heels explores fashion’s most provocative accessory. From the high platform chopines of sixteenth-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos gracing today’s runways and red carpets, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe’s rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination.

Deadly sharp stilettos, architecturally inspired wedges and platforms, and a number of artfully crafted shoes defying categorization are featured among the more than 160 historical and contemporary heels on loan from designers and from the renowned Brooklyn Museum costume collection, housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Albuquerque venue will also include heels by local designers and artists including Janice Ortiz, Virgil Ortiz, Goldie Garcia, Teri Greeves, and Deana McGuffin.

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe is organized by the Brooklyn Museum.

Exhibition-related educational programs are generously supported by The Albuquerque Chapter of the Links, Incorporated.

The Killer Heels Members Opening Reception is generously sponsored by Pregenzer, Baysinger, Wideman, & Sale, PC.



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Only in Albuquerque

March 2015

Opening in March of 2015, the Albuquerque Museum will unveil the highly anticipated Only in Albuquerque history gallery. After many years of redesign, construction, story development and fabrication, the Museum will give our community an interactive, engaging, fun-filled presentation of the history and culture of the central Rio Grande Valley.

Make your own family Coat of Arms; electronically send a Route 66 postcard to a friend; create a personal “quilt” of images from the Museum’s collections; and record your story to share in the Museum and with friends. You will be able to experience vibrant theatres, virtual reality storybooks and use a state of the art App, developed especially for our visitors.

Only in Albuquerque features a greatly expanded story of our city from before written history to the present, set in an engaging, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Our story is told through four galleries: Spirited, Courageous, Resourceful and Innovative, all connecting to a central gallery entitled Our Land. This ingenious design provides our guests with a physical layout that reinforces the central theme: different cultures, interacting with each other in a unique geographic setting, have developed shared characteristics found only in Albuquerque and the middle Río Grande Valley. Hundreds of our city’s most beloved artifacts are featured, with additional objects recently acquired yet to be unveiled.

Public Selects: A Celebration of Albuquerque Artists

June 27-October 4, 2015

Albuquerque has one of the highest per capita ratios of artists for any American city. Public Selects is an opportunity for the public to catch a rare glimpse inside local artist’s private studio spaces, and to play a crucial role in curating an exciting new exhibition at the Albuquerque Museum.

For Public Selects, working Albuquerque-area artists will open their studios to the public on three Saturdays in March. Visitors will vote for their favorites online, culminating in an exhibition at the Museum.

To make this most possible for studio visitors across the area, the Albuquerque region has been split into three geographical sections: North, Central, and South. Visitors must simply sign in at an artist studio and provide an email address to be eligible to vote. Download the list of participating artists now.

After the visits are completed, the Museum will send each visitor an online link to submit their votes. Votes will be tallied, and the top vote-winners will be included in Public Selects.

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