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Public Art for Kids

Public art that you might find interesting.

Here are some images of artworks that you might have already seen or might like to visit. Click on the image to go to the "National Public Art Archive" and get more information and a map so you can visit the artwork in person!

Remember, it is okay to touch public art but please don't climb on it, unless it's a bench or a chair.

If you would like to schedule a presentation about Public Art in your school classroom please call Rachel Harris-Huffman at   768-3676.


Throne of Nyoka"Throne of Nyoka" by Keith Oliver at the Rio Grande Zoo was made using over 30,000 marbles! Rio Grande Zoo: 903 10th St SE





Aphabet Soup

"Alphabet Soup" by Pete Beeman is located at the Erna Fergusson Library on San Mateo Blvd. Erna Fergusson Library: 3700 San Mateo Blvd. NE









gorilla Route 66

"Gorilla Route 66" was created by Sarah Perry and lives at the Department of Solid Waste building: 4600 Edith NE






Fish Globe

"Fish Globe" by Colette Hosmer was installed in 2007 at Tingley Beach: 1800 Tingley Drive SW






La Serpentina

"La Serpentina" by Rogelio Madero greets visitors and locals alike at the Albuquerque International Sunport: 2200 Sunport Blvd. SE









Cruising San Mateo new

"Cruising San Mateo" by Barbara Grygutis has become an iconic artwork in Albuquerque. San Mateo at Gibson SE








Kick Flip Sequence



"Kick Flip Sequence" by Michael Whiting is at the NW Quadrant Skate Park: Seven Bar Loop and Cooors Bypass NW


Flyway small

"Flyway" by Robert Wilson references migratory birds and can be seen near the entrance to the Open Space Visitors Center on the West-side: 6500 Coors Blvd NW

Click HERE to watch the video about this interesting artwork.



Aluminum Yucca

"Aluminum Yucca" by Gordon Huether sits off of I-40 in Tijeras Canyon.









Poet's Plaza

"Poet's Plaza" by Cassandra Reid consists of four mosaic tiled benches positioned in a circle outside of Harwood Art Center: 1114 7th Street NW





Kimo Cat

"Kimo the Cat" by Michele VandenHuevel lives outside the Eastside Animal Care Center: 8920 Lomas Blvd. NE





Vehicle Stop

"Vehicle Stop" by Erika Wanenmacher is a whimsical shelter outside Explora Science Center and Children's Museum: 1701 Mountain Rd NW






Alberta Spike

"Albertosaurus Sternbergii" and "Pentaceratops Sternbergii" were created by David Thomas and greet visitors to the New Mexico Natural History Museum: 1801 Mountain Rd NW