Visit the Albuquerque Museum to see the following exhibitions now on display.
January 31 – May 3, 2015
At the heart of this collaboration, the Albuquerque Museum’s exhibition titled Visualizing Albuquerque, curated by Joseph Traugott, will investigate the unique history and present of central New Mexico art and serve as an umbrella for institutional partners. Traugott says, "Albuquerque artists found their own artistic voice after World War II and transformed a western boom town into a thriving art center. This exhibition demonstrates how an influx of modern-minded Californians moved to Albuquerque and changed the city by unleashing the creativity of local artists. The resulting abstract works broke with traditional New Mexico scenes. Visualizing Albuquerque revels in the region’s diverse artists and reveals how their distinctive fusions have bridged aesthetic divides and cultural rifts.”
All Over the Map: The Ongoing Dialogue of Public Art
January 31 – April 15, 2015
All Over the Map: The Ongoing Dialogue of Public Art is a joint exhibition with the City of Albuquerque and the Bernalillo County Public Art Programs that will highlight the past 50 years of public art in the region, including an interactive, forward thinking engagement component which will seek public input and feedback on what public art should or could be in the future.
Frederick Hammersley: The Art of Conversation
Through May 31, 2015
Internationally renowned artist and longtime Albuquerque resident Frederick Hammersley was most famous for his abstract paintings and prints. Hammersley freely acknowledged that drawing was the foundation for all of his work, most of which has never been exhibited and provide an exciting look at his working methods. He was born in Salt Lake City, served as an Army sergeant in Europe during World War II, and stayed in Paris to study at the École des Beaux-Arts after the war. In 1968, he moved to Albuquerque, where he made art until his death in 2009.
July 12, 2014-January 2015
The collaborative idea for the First American Pageant came from Mike Kirk and City Councilmen. With enthusiastic support from Mayor Clyde Tingley, the endeavor took flight.Albuquerque promoters had watched the success of the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial and wanted to draw the same audience for things Indian. The brochure for the event called it “A tremendous spectacle of the Indian” and “A dramatic pageant of Indian life.” The First American was a yearly happening for Albuquerque until the Great Depression devastated funding.
Common Ground: Art in New Mexico
Permanent Exhibition (East Gallery)
A permanent art exhibition highlighting a significant and museum-owned works from the late 19th century to the present day, including some that have never before been viewed by the public.
In January 2013, Albuquerque Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy presented poems he had written based on artwork in the Common Ground exhibition. The poetry is available for visitors to view in the exhibition, or you may download it here.