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Through April 2, 2017
The organized Jewish community of Albuquerque has roots which go back over one hundred years. Though our community is one percent of the total population of the city, Jews have been leaders in business, law, medicine, as well as in the arts and inter-group relations. This exhibit will present highlights of the growth and development of the Albuquerque Jewish...
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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
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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.