Albuquerque Museum 2019 Exhibition Schedule

ART. HISTORY. PEOPLE. Announcing the Albuquerque Museum 2019 Exhibition Schedule

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - From Spain to New Mexico, from the Revolutionary War to Sesame Street, from psychedelic art to historic peoples, Albuquerque Museum’s 2019 exhibition schedule features the art and history and people that make our community unique. These exhibitions will be accompanied by programs and events to further enhance visitors' experiences throughout the year. Details subject to change. 

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A Past Rediscovered

May 11 – October 13
Highlights from the Palace of the Governors' collections of Spanish Colonial, Mexican, Territorial, and Twentieth and Twenty-First Century materials span five centuries and reveal the depth, richness, and bright hope for the future of the land of ours, the storied Land of Enchantment.

Imagination Unlimited

November 23, 2019 – April 19, 2020
Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and had a transformative impact on popular culture. Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Labyrinth, and more.


Karl Hofmann

Opening February 2019
Karl Hofmann – known for his lyrical use of mundane materials deployed in futuristic, abstract installations that activate space in exciting ways – will transform the Museum’s expansive lobby with his most ambitious effort yet.

Seed: Climate Change Resilience

June 22 – September 29
Inspired dialogue around global warming, local food, healthy communities, and the revitalization of bioregional indigenous agri-Cultural practices.

Dreams Unreal: Psychedelic Concert Posters, 1966-1970

December 2019 – April 2020

In the late 1960s, San Francisco was ground zero for an unprecedented social revolution. Artists created a new genre in the process: the collectible rock concert poster.


Pesos and Patriots

January 26 – May 19, 2019
The story of New Mexico’s Role in the American War of Independence and the Albuquerque families who supported the American cause.

Courage and Compassion

June 1 – November 3
This exhibition explores the shared story of the Japanese American World War II experience and the impact World War II-era internment camps had on New Mexicans.



Focus on Youth

May 4 – June 2
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

October – December 2019
Albuquerque Museum Foundation presents this annual event that brings together over 100 artists for a six-week exhibition and art sale at Albuquerque Museum.


Common Ground: Art in New Mexico

A bold installation of Albuquerque Museum's permanent collection emphasizes real 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, Raymond Jonson, Fritz Scholder, Luis Jimenez, 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.

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