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Jews of Albuquerque in the 20th Century: Building Community along the Rio Grande

Information about exhibitions at Albuquerque Museum's William A. + Loretta Barrett Keleher Community History Gallery.

Jews of Albuquerque in the 20th Century: Building Community along the Rio Grande

Ribbon cutting for American Furniture store at Menaul and Carlisle in 1968 with Pete Domenici in front of (from left to right): Frieda Blaugrund, wife of E. Mannie; E. Mannie Blaugrund; Henry Blaugrund; Ruth, wife of Henry.

Ribbon cutting for American Furniture store at Menaul and Carlisle in 1968 with Pete Domenici in front of (from left to right): Frieda Blaugrund, wife of E. Mannie; E. Mannie Blaugrund; Henry Blaugrund; Ruth, wife of Henry

Nov. 19, 2016, to April 2, 2017

The pride and satisfaction of a century of Jewish achievements in business, law, medicine, and the arts are seen in this contemporary issues exhibition. "The Jews of Albuquerque" features photographs, artifacts, and Judaica from ritual and celebratory Jewish life.

The Albuquerque Jewish community has ties that go back over 100 years, starting out small without a synagogue in the mid-19th century and gaining traction and growing exponentially throughout the late 19th and early 20th century. The goal of this exhibition is, according to Paul Citrin, the chair of the eight-person exhibition committee responsible for curating this exhibit, “to foster a mutual understanding that encourages community even on a broader level.”

"The Jews of Albuquerque" features video interviews from 22 prominent individuals within the local Jewish community.

Subheader Image Details

Elaine de Kooning, 1920 - 1989
"Juarez" (detail), 1959, oil on canvas
Collection of Albuquerque Museum