Featured Events Spotlight

Opens October 15, 2016
In celebration of our 10th anniversary, 516 ARTS presents DECADE, a group exhibition and series of off-site projects that draw from the diverse local, national and international artists we have worked with since we opened. This exhibition explores a wide variety of themes and practices that 516 ARTS has explored since its inception.
October 4-30, 2016
Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway's most recogni...
October 23, 2016
Join us for a family-oriented, Halloween-themed charitable 12-100 mile bike ride, full or half marathon, and 5k/10k walk/run. Whether you ride, run or walk, the 2016 Day of the Tread has a treat for everyone!
Through October 30, 2016
Come to the Rail Yards Market every Sunday for food, art, music and community. Set in Downtown Albuquerque's Rail Yards enjoy local artisans, growers and musicians.
Through November 5, 2016
Día de los Muertos is a folk tradition reflecting the folkways and folklore of Mexico and the identity of its people. At the core Día de los Muertos traditions and rituals retain the primary mission of honoring, remembering and celebrating the life of all those who have come before us.
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Event Details
  • Time: Tuesday-Sunday 9am-5pm
  • Recurrence: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Admission: $1-$4

  • Location: Albuquerque Museum

  • 2000 Mountain Rd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-243-7255
  • Event Website

Exhibition: Pueblo Revolt by Virgil Ortiz-2016 Artist-in-Residence

Summer artist-in-residence transforms Albuquerque Museum into Pueblo Revolt. Cochiti Pueblo artist, potter, fashion designer and photographer Virgil Ortiz to install work July 19 - 31, 2016.
Once a year, the atrium of the Albuquerque Museum transforms into a working laboratory for artists to create installations and interact with the public. This July, famed artist Virgil Ortiz will bring a futuristic world with deep roots in New Mexico's past. For the last 15 years, Ortiz, of Cochiti Pueblo, has focused on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. "It's the first American Revolution -and it's not told in classrooms," he says. "I felt it was important to tell that story because no one else is." But he does it in a way that he feels young people will relate to by envisioning a futuristic revolt set in 2180. His characters are a mix of actual historical figures, such as Po pay, the leader of the 1680 revolt, and new characters, including Tahu, leader of the blind archers, and the Translator, who leads the army of the spirit world.
The public is invited to watch Ortiz at work July 19-31 in the Albuquerque Museum lobby. His installation will be on view through June 2017.

The Los Angeles artist Gronk kicked off the lobby art program in 2011. Since then artists Catalina Delgado Trunk, Larry Bob Phillips, Ernest Doty and Lea Anderson have adorned the space. Connors says this process allows people to see artists at work and engage with them directly. It fosters new understanding and appreciation for the work. "It's very important the public understand that art-making is hard work," he says.