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Upcoming Exhibitions at Albuquerque Museum

Information about exhibitions coming to Albuquerque Museum.

Photo Archives: 50 Years / 50 Photos

Albuquerque Museum 50th Anniversary Logo - Since 1967

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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.

Mansions, Motoring, and Millenials

Nov. 18, 2017 to May 20, 2018
Dramatic changes occurred in the Hunings 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. (Gallery 6 / The William A. + Loretta Barrett Keleher Gallery)

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design

February 3 to May 6, 2018
Showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers, "Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design" illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance – and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century. 

The exhibition focuses on a new generation of entrepreneurs, thinkers and designers from and within Africa, who – as »digital natives« – address a global audience and provide the world with a new vantage point on their continent.  »Making Africa« features a plethora of work cutting across a wide variety of media, such as the eyewear sculptures by Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru, the furniture of Cheick Diallo from Mali and the photography of Mozambican Mário Macilau and Nigerian J.D. ’Okhai Ojeikere.

Following its premiere at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the exhibition was presented at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain from autumn 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a 352-page publication, which offers a first-ever comprehensive overview of African contemporary design. (Gallery 1)

American Jewelry from New Mexico

June 2 - October 14, 2018
(Gallery 1)

Chinese American Community History

June 9, 2018 to January 6, 2019
(Gallery 6 / The William A. + Loretta Barrett Keleher Gallery)

Visions of the Hispanic World: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library

November 2018 to February 2019
The exhibition Visions of the Hispanic World: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library includes over 200 of the most exceptional works spanning over 3,000 years in the collections of The Hispanic Society of America. A significant number of these works have not been exhibited outside of the Hispanic Society, and some have never before been exhibited. The exhibition opened at Museo Nacional del Prado and runs through September, 2017.  (Gallery 1 & 7)

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