Albuquerque Museum: Current Exhibitions
Back to Life: The Community of Historic Fairview Cemetery
Front entrance of Historic Fairview Cemetery, 2011, Courtesy Susan Schwartz
March 26 to Sept. 11, 2016
"Back to Life: The Community of Historic Fairview Cemetery" features photographs, maps, artifacts, documents, and interviews detailing the lives of New Albuquerque's founders, railroad employees, and other individuals buried in the cemetery.
Coordinated by Historic Fairview Cemetery historian Susan Schwartz, "Back to Life" is the first community-based project to open in the Museum's newly sponsored William A. + Loretta Barrett Keleher Gallery.
Limited tours of the exhibition are available on Thursdays and Fridays from Susan Schwartz, Community Historian of Historic Fairview Cemetery. To schedule a tour, please call (505) 764-6502.
Summer Artist-in-Residence: Lea Anderson
For the fifth year, the Albuquerque Museum has invited an artist to create a temporary intervention in the Museum’s lobby. From July 14 through July 26, Albuquerque artist Lea Anderson will create a site-specific work of art on the north windows of the museum’s lobby. Anderson works in a variety of non-traditional sculptural materials including fiber and textiles, paper, and plastic.
During each work day Anderson will prepare printed plastic, organic-inspired elements and collaborate with Museum staff to install the individual parts on the inside of the lobby windows. Visitors are encouraged to watch the artist work and follow the development of her vision throughout the two week period. This dramatic, colorful, and monumental installation is titled Meridiae (pronounced meh-rih-dee-yay) which is an invented word for the plural of meridian.
Through this work, the artist is exploring the concept of a work of art as a "meridian" or a "portal"; a place of connection between the physical world and unseen cosmological entities.
With the formal geometric architectural grid of the lobby windows as a backdrop and framework, Anderson’s work will bring a lively, colorful, organic vitality to this grand space.
The installation Meridiae will remain on view at the museum through the Summer of 2016.
Focus on Youth
Through June 5, 2016
Annual juried exhibition of over 100 photographs by high school students in photography programs across the city. Works explore a variety of techniques including silver prints, digital photography, special techniques and artist books. Exhibition co presented by the Albuquerque Public Schools Fine Arts program and the museum.