Albuquerque Museum’s 2018 Exhibition Schedule

Bringing Albuquerque to the World and the World to Albuquerque - Announcing Albuquerque Museum’s 2018 Exhibition Schedule

October 30, 2017

For Immediate Release

Denise Crouse
Communications Manager
Albuquerque Museum

(505) 764-6544
[email protected]

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Mexico, Africa, China, Spain: Albuquerque has long been a cultural crossroads unlike anywhere else in the United States. Albuquerque Museum’s 2018 exhibition schedule presents an array of art and history topics that spans thousands of years and displays objects of rare beauty and importance that won’t be seen anywhere else in this area. The exhibitions will be accompanied by programs and events specific to the topics presented. Watch our website for further information.


Art of Politics: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection
On view through April 8, 2018
A variety of identities, places, and cultures included in the show demonstrate the similarities and connections between seemingly separate struggles.
Curated by Ben Maseman.

The U.S. / Mexico Border: Place, Imagination & Possibility
January 13 – April 15, 2018
Designers and artists working along the U.S./Mexico border are engaging life in the region as subject matter, as a locus for imaging the extraordinarily hybrid culture that has developed there and as a site of production that engages the welfare and wellbeing of migrants and citizens who live there. Hosted by 516 ARTS in partnership with the University of New Mexico Art Museum and organized by renowned guest curator Lowery Stokes Sims.

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design
February 3 – May 6, 2018
Showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers, Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance – and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century.

American Jewelry from New Mexico
June 2 – October 14, 2018
American Jewelry from New Mexico tells the stories of diverse heritages simultaneously, as artists live, in concert, trade, and adaptation with their neighbors. All aspects of jewelry adornment from prehistory to the present are represented through approximately 300 spectacular objects. This traveling exhibition has an accompanying book published by the Museum of New Mexico Press.

June - September, 2018
The complete series of renowned art photographer Patrick Nagatani’s Excavations will be on view at Albuquerque Museum. The series documents the artist’s alter ego – archaeologist’s discovery of automobiles buried at ceremonial sites around the world.

The Chinese-American Experience
June 9, 2018 – January 6, 2019
A community-history exhibition exploring how Albuquerque’s Chinese-American community came to be, told through stories of immigration, discrimination, civil rights, and family histories. Presented in affiliation with the Chinese American Citizens Alliance.

28th Annual ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition and Benefit
October – December, 2018
ArtsThrive is an annual event that brings together over 100 artists for a six-week exhibition and art sale at Albuquerque Museum. Presented by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation.

Visions of the Hispanic World: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library
November 10, 2018 – March 31, 2019
An exceptional exhibition of works spanning over 3,000 years in the collections of The Hispanic Society of America. A significant number of these works have not been exhibited outside of the Hispanic Society, and some have never before been exhibited. The exhibition will include over 200 of the Hispanic Society’s most exceptional works spanning over 4,000 years, and include paintings by Francisco de Goya and Diego Velázquez.


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 and the 1665 Repostero made for the eighth Duke of Alburquerque, Francisco Fernández de la Cueva.

Images in Silver
Twenty-four images from the Photo Archives collection celebrate the publication of Albuquerque Museum’s 50th anniversary collections guide.

Details are subject to change. For additional information and events, visit our website at or call (505) 243-7255.

Albuquerque Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays. General Admission - New Mexico residents: Adults and Teens $3, Seniors $2, Children $1. General Museum admission is free every Sunday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., on the first Wednesday of every month from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and on the 3rd Thursday evening of every month from 5-8:30 p.m.

Albuquerque Museum has served as the city's cultural center since 1967. Located in the heart of Old Town, the Museum maintains a reputation for being one of the leading institutions for art, history and culture in the Southwest. Albuquerque Museum is a division of the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque. Located at 19th and Mountain Road NW in Historic Old Town; 505-243-7255 or call 311 locally (NM Relay or 711). Visit our website at

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