Serving as the city's premier cultural center since 1967, the Albuquerque Museum is 'one of the leading institutions for art, history, and culture'. This southwestern history gem tells the story of the rich culture of local people, local history, and of course, local art.
There are several permanent and traveling art exhibits on display regularly at the museum, one of the most comprehensive collections being the Common Ground collection. Within this maze of colorful art displays, you will find the real New Mexico, the true expressions of local living now, and in the past. There are several student oriented classes, performances, and tours of these galleries, tours being broken down into age sections (grades 2-5, K-1, 6-12). These extra educational features ensure that your student group gets the most out of their visit, all doing their part in 'instilling a passion for learning about art, history, and community'.
Not only can you explore and tour the inside art galleries, but you can also take a stroll around the sculpture garden outdoors, or go even further and take a guided Old Town tour. The museum owns the historic Casa San Ysidro and Guitierrez Minge house, the latter of which was built in the 1870's as one of the first local Greek Revival homes.
So whether you want to experience the art of New Mexico, the culture of the local peoples, the history of the city, or you just want to explore the neighborhood, Albuquerque Museum is the perfect spot for you! Don't forget to save some time during the end of your visit to see the onsite Museum Store and cafe, Slate at the Museum.