Fodor's Expert Review Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

Old Town Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

This light-filled modern structure, designed by noted architect Antoine Predock, serves up a brilliantly curated selection of contemporary art, from the museum's own Southwestern artists–centric collections and world-class touring shows. Additional exhibits display a collection of Spanish-colonial artifacts, the largest in the nation. The Common Ground galleries represent an important permanent collection of primarily 20th-century paintings, all by world-renowned artists with a New Mexico connection. The sculpture garden contains more than 50 contemporary works by Southwestern artists that include Glenna Goodacre, Michael Naranjo, and Luis Jiménez. Slate at the Museum, a casual eatery operated by Downtown's Slate Street Cafe, serves soups, salads, espresso drinks, desserts, and other tasty light fare.

Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice Building/Architectural Site Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Quick Facts

2000 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87104, USA

505-243–7255-museum

www.albuquerquemuseum.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $4 (free Sun. 9–1), $4; free Sun. 9–1 and all day 1st Wed. each month, Closed Mon.

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