The William A. + Loretta Barrett Keleher Gallery

Community as Curator: The Keleher Gallery offers community groups an opportunity to tell Albuquerque's history. Six-month rotating exhibitions encourage active community engagement in determining the content of the gallery.

Exploring the rich heritage of Albuquerque through the stories of the people and community groups that make up the city.

Albuquerque Museum invites community members to propose exhibits for public display. These exhibits serve as a means by which the people of Albuquerque might explore our past, the issues that make up our present, and stories that impact our future.

Albuquerque Museum’s Keleher Gallery Review Panel is actively collecting proposals from our local community. The Keleher Gallery exhibition series presents exhibits on community history and contemporary issues that are important to the people of Albuquerque. 

Contact the History Department for more information. 505-764-6556


Exhibition History 


Mr and Mrs Michael Keleher, and Mr and Mrs William B Keleher at the 2015 opening of the gallery in honor of their parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keleher, and Mr. and Mrs. William B. Keleher at the 2015 opening of the gallery in honor of their parents


  • Back to Life: The Community of Historic Fairview Cemetery (Inaugural Exhibition 2016)
  • The Jews of Albuquerque in the 20th Century: Building Community along the Rio Grande (2016)
  • Chasing the Cure: Tuberculosis in Albuquerque (2017)
  • Mansions, Motoring, and Millennials: Transition in Franz Huning's Highland Addition, 1880 - 2017 (2017)
  • From Invisible to Visible: The Chinese American Experience in Albuquerque (2018)
  • Pesos and Patriots: New Mexico’s Role in the American War of Independence (2019)
  • Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of Japanese American WWII Experience (2019)