2021 Art and History Exhibitions at Albuquerque Museum

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Art. History. People. We will kick off the new year anticipating sensational exhibitions that works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, art that transcend time and place, decorative arts from Scotland, and many more.

Albuquerque Museum’s exhibitions brings the world to Albuquerque and Albuquerque to the world! These exhibitions will be accompanied by programs and events to further enhance visitors' experiences throughout the year. Visit our website – – for further information. Details subject to change.

Trio of Exhibitions Highlight Mexican History

José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico
Continuing through May 23, 2021

This exhibition recognizes Posada’s cultural contributions, which reflect the spirit of Mexican identity in his time and ours and imparts a universal perspective extending well beyond the borders of his native Mexico.

Luís Jiménez: Motion and Emotion
Opens January 16, 2021

Luís Jiménez’s work covers a full swath of human emotions; at times his visual language is humorous, at other moments, it is heart wrenching and unabashedly political. His work often challenges viewers to confront myths and issues surrounding la frontera (the border) and the idea of cultural purity.

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism
February 6–May 2, 2021

Captivating works by these two artists are complimented by works from their contemporaries, such as Lola Álvarez Bravo, María Izquierdo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo. They were created in a period of rich artistic invention, when artists considered their work's potential to influence society.

Coming Soon in 2021

We Lead, Others Follow
March 6–November 15 2021

Women at the helm of photography studios in Albuquerque knew that their ultimate success relied upon the passing on of their experience and knowledge to other women.

Eye to I
May 12–September 12, 2021

Drawing from the National Portrait Gallery’s vast collection, Eye to I will examine how artists in the United States have chosen to portray themselves since the beginning of the last century.

Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group
June 26–September 26, 2021

Centered in New Mexico, the Transcendental Painting Group artists transformed the dramatic natural surroundings of the Southwest into luminous reflections of the human spirit.

Visiting Artist: Cannupa Hanska Luger
Installation begins July 2021

Cannupa Hanska Luger is a New Mexico based multidisciplinary artist who uses social collaboration in response to timely and site-specific issues. The Albuquerque Museum Visiting Artist Program is supported in part by a grant from the Frederick Hammersley Fund for the Arts at the Albuquerque Community Foundation.

Charles Rennie MacIntosh: Making the Glasgow Style
October 30, 2021–January 23, 2022

The name Mackintosh is synonymous with cutting-edge modern design—sleek lines and emphatic geometries. Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style will highlight Mackintosh’s seminal work and locate his production in relation to the larger circle of designers and craftspeople with
which he shared sources, stylistic features, and patrons.

We Built This City
Opens November 2021

This exhibition from the Museum's Photo Archives permanent collection showcases the men and women who paved the roads and built the businesses we use as our everyday landmarks to navigate Albuquerque.

Online Only

Seven Generations of Red Power in New Mexico
On View Now

Art has often been used to react to historical upheavals and stand up to injustice. Seven Generations illuminates that history of resistance and its ongoing legacy in New Mexico.

Trinity: Reflections on the Bomb
On View Now

Artists’s responses to the first detonation of a nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the Trinity explosion.

Sculpture Garden
On View Now

More than 50 works of art from the Museum’s collection and a few works from the Albuquerque Public Art collection.

Common Ground
Coming Soon

A bold installation of Albuquerque Museum's permanent art collection emphasizes real New Mexico.

In Partnership

Focus on Youth Online
Opens May 8, 2020

Albuquerque Public Schools Fine Arts Program and Albuquerque Museum present this annual juried exhibition featuring photographs and short films created by high school students.

ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition and Benefit
Opens October 2021

Albuquerque Museum Foundation presents this annual event that brings together more than 100 artists for a six-week exhibition and art sale at Albuquerque Museum and online.

From the Permanent Collection

Common Ground: Art in New Mexico

Drawn from the Museum's permanent collection of almost 10,000 works of art, Common Ground includes masterworks by artists including Georgia O'Keeffe, Ernest Blumenschein, Judy Chicago, Raymond Jonson, Fritz Scholder, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Diego Romero.

Only in Albuquerque

Spirited. Courageous. Resourceful. Innovative. An interactive, engaging, fun-filled presentation of the history and culture of the central Rio Grande Valley. Hundreds of our city's most beloved artifacts are featured including artifacts from the Alvarado Hotel, Route 66 signage, and the 1665 Repostero made for the eighth Duke of Alburquerque, Francisco Fernández de la Cueva.

Sculpture Garden

53 works of art by many of the most important sculptors of the American Southwest, including Alan Houser, Nora Naranjo-Morse, Jesus Bautista Moroles, Charles Strong, Glenna Goodacre, Ed Haddaway, Bob Haozous, and Luis Jimenez can be seen throughout the beautiful outdoor setting at Albuquerque Museum.

About Albuquerque Museum

Art. History. People. Located in the heart of historic Old Town, Albuquerque Museum has been the leading institution for art, history, and culture in the Southwest since 1967.

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2000 Mountain Road NM
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays.

New Mexico residents:
Adults and Teens $5,
Seniors $4, Children $3

Special exhibition fees may apply.

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