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Upcoming Exhibitions at Albuquerque Museum

Information about exhibitions coming to Albuquerque Museum.

Hollywood Southwest: New Mexico in Film & Television

Lobby card, Kit Carson, 1928 Paramount Pictures Offset lithograph Courtesy Paul A. Hutton

Lobby card, "Kit Carson," 1928 Paramount Pictures Offset lithograph Courtesy Paul A. Hutton

Feb. 25 to Aug. 27, 2017

From "Billy the Kid" to "Breaking Bad," movies and television have portrayed and marketed our state into the present day. Over the past decade, film production in New Mexico has enjoyed a renaissance, thanks to state incentives. However, film has long been a part of New Mexico’s landscape, and the state’s landscape and people have often been featured in film.

Curated by Dr. Paul A. Hutton, professor of history at the University of New Mexico, "Hollywood Southwest: New Mexico in Film and Television" features three elements of New Mexico’s film history: the state as a location, the state as a subject, and the state’s people as subjects.

Click here to download press release for "Hollywood Southwest."


Chasing the Cure to Albuquerque

Male TB patient in chaise lounge undergoing a sun treatment on the grounds of the sanatorium while an unidentified nurse stands by, c. 1930.
Courtesy Albuquerque Museum Photo Archives, gift of John Airy. The University of New Mexico Centennial Project. 
PA1982.181.426

Male TB patient in chaise lounge undergoing a sun treatment on the grounds of the sanatorium while an unidentified nurse stands by, c. 1930.
Courtesy Albuquerque Museum Photo Archives, gift of John Airy. The University of New Mexico Centennial Project.
PA1982.181.4265

April 22 to Nov. 29, 2017

"Chasing the Cure" will show the significant historical impact of tuberculosis (TB) and how New Albuquerque expanded socially, politically, and economically as a result of TB in the late 19th and early 20th century. This Community History project will include photographs, documents, medical artifacts, games, artwork by patients, and pop culture materials including movie bills, books, and music.

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The Leekya Family: Master Carvers of Zuni Pueblo

Leekya, Zuni (1889-1966), 1940s-1950s
Courtesy Albuquerque Museum
History Research Files

Leekya, Zuni (1889-1966), 1940s-1950s. Courtesy Albuquerque Museum History Research Files

June 24 to Sept. 24, 2017

Marketed by regional traders including C.G. Wallace of the DeAnza Motor Lodge and the C.G. Wallace Trading Post, Zuni carver Leekya Deyuse emerged in the early 1900s as the preeminent maker of stone figural sculptures, fetishes, mosaic work and figural jewelry in the 20th century. 

 

More Upcoming Exhibitions at Albuquerque Museum

PHOTO ARCHIVES
Summer 2017
The photo archives collection at Albuquerque Museum consists of more than 130,000 images and ephemera. A new installation of works to be featured in the soon-to-be-published collections guide will celebrate the history of Albuquerque through historically significant images of people, places and events.

WHEN MODERN WAS CONTEMPORARY
Sept. 30 – Dec. 31, 2017
Recognizing the significance of the art of his own time, Financier Roy R. Neuberger acquired work by a remarkable selection of modern masters, including Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis, Willem de Kooning, Marsden Hartley, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock. "When Modern Was Contemporary" illuminates the artistic transformations that took place in the U.S. during the first half of the twentieth century.

CENTRAL AVENUE REDEVELOPMENT
Nov. 18, 2017 – May 20, 2018
Dramatic changes occurred in the Huning Highland neighborhood along Central Avenue during the rerouting of Route 66 and into the present.  This community contemporary issues project will include a unique timeline, historic and contemporary photographs, Sanborn maps, and artifacts.

Details are subject to change. Watch this site for additional information.

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