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Our Department

Albuquerque is a culturally rich community, due in large part to the efforts of the City's Department of Arts & Culture.  With 19 libraries, two museums, two performance theaters, a zoo, aquarium, botanic garden and popular fishing ponds, numerous large- and small-scale family-friendly events and activities, a vast array of public art, the historic plazas of Old Town, government and public access television, and much more, our department sustains Albuquerque's quality of life at a high level for residents and visitors alike.

Executive Contacts

Main Phone: (505) 768-3556 (311 locally, Relay NM or 711)

Email: [email protected]

Director: Dr. Shelle Sanchez

Deputy Director: Elsa Menendez

Deputy Director: Brandon Gibson

Executive Assistant to the Director: Karl Ortiz

ABQ BioPark Director: Stephanie Stowell

Albuquerque Museum Director: Andrew Connors

Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum Manager: Nan Masland

Community Events Manager: Bree Ortiz

Fiscal Manager: Denise Ortiz

KiMo Theatre Manager: Sue Sunday

Marketing Manager: Tanya Lenti

CABQ Media Manager: Diego Lucero

Public Art Urban Enhancement Program Manager: Sherri Brueggemann

Public Library Director: Dean P. Smith

Senior Personnel/Labor Relations Officer:  

South Broadway Cultural Center Manager: Georgia Michael