A Garden: Public Events

A Garden: The Living Room is being activated by a series of events happening throughout August. Workshops and a pop-up art exhibition will expand upon the garden’s themes of creating a space for healing and nourishment, and will invite attendees to learn about the garden and plants in a more interactive way.


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Aug 19, 2021
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM


Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


A Garden is getting activated by a series of three free workshops and a one-night exhibition of UNM MFA students. Join us to see how much the garden has changed over the summer. More information about all the events, and the project as a whole, can be found here:

August 19, 6–7:45 p.m.
Physical Theater Circus Workshop

SJ Moody of Wise Fool Santa Fe will guide us in a physical comedy exploration of the garden, finding ways to get to know the plants on the site through humorous and joyful movement. The workshop will consist of a series of physical theater games inviting participants to orient towards themselves, each other, and the garden with laughter and openness.



August 21, 6–9 p.m.
Permission to rest: a one-night exhibition at A Garden

Permission to rest is a one-night outdoor exhibition showcasing work from current University of New Mexico MFA students. The exhibition takes place at A Garden, an evolving art + agroecology project created by UNM Art & Ecology students in collaboration with the Albuquerque Museum. The work exhibited will be a mixture of 2D, 3D, and digital artworks and will respond to the garden’s themes of healing and nourishment and to the plants themselves.


August 22, 4–5:30 p.m.
Once Upon a Future: Sensory Storytelling Workshop

Join local artists, growers, and storytellers Alyssa Frye and (Ele)onora Edreva for a workshop weaving together voice, senses, and movement to creatively tell stories about our inner and outer landscapes. We will do a series of verbal, sensory, and movement-based storytelling exercises leading up to the creation of a collaborative story co-authored by all workshop participants.




The garden is located on the north side of the Museum at Mountain Road and 20th.

Accessibility: The garden site is only accessible through a stretch of grass, and its paths are made of fine gravel. The site is also right off the street and loud noises can occur suddenly if loud cars or trucks pass by. For any accessibility needs or concerns, please reach out to [email protected].
Note: There will be no open restrooms onsite as the event is taking place after museum hours, but event participants can use the restrooms at the nearby Sawmill Market, located at 19th St and Bellamah Ave.


The events are free; registration is required.

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