Public Opening: Thomas Cole's Studio

Albuquerque Museum is proud to present the public opening of four historic and contemporary landscape exhibitions that reflect different ways of looking at the land. Admission is free.


Nov 19, 2022
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Thomas Cole's Studio: Memory and Inspiration reassembles the paintings that were in Cole’s studio when he died in 1848 and explores the significance of Cole’s late work for art in the United States.

Three exhibitions from the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in New York feature works by Thomas Cole, Kiki Smith, and Shi Guorui, engaging with the Hudson River area in New York. In addition, Albuquerque Museum presents an exhibition of works by Nicola López and Paula Wilson reflecting on human interactions in New Mexico’s desert landscapes.


11 a.m.
Sculpture Garden Tours
Enjoy a pleasant stroll in our sculpture garden with a friendly docent who will share stories about the artists and their works.

1–2:30 p.m.
Family Art Workshop
All ages will enjoy our family art projects. Try your hand working with a variety of art mediums — all materials supplied. Child and grown-up friendly! 

2–3:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Envisioning the Landscape from Thomas Cole to Contemporary Artists
In this panel discussion and the accompanying exhibitions, curators and artists consider the awe, beauty, and power of nature as well as the vulnerability of the environment. Panelists include Chief Curator at the National Gallery of Art Franklin Kelly, Director of Exhibitions and Collections at Thomas Cole National Historic Site Kate Menconeri, Head Curator at Albuquerque Museum Josie Lopez, and artists Kiki Smith, Shi Guorui, and Nicola López.

2 p.m.
Gallery Tours
Docent guided tours of select gallery exhibitions are offered year around.



Public Opening: Thomas Cole's Studio

Thomas Cole's Studio: Memory and Inspiration installation view © Peter Aaron OTTO


Elena Maestas