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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...
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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Lecture: Fossil Discoveries in the New Panama Canal

The new Panama Canal has just opened for business; and during the past 6 years an international team of scientists has taken advantage of the construction to study the region. Our Museum has been involved in this major National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, thanks to Museum Curator Gary Morgan. The study of the Panama Canal region included 50 researchers from around the world, with principal investigators from Panama, Colombia, Florida and New Mexico.

Garys research involved study of the Miocene age mammals that made Panama their home, including bats, beardogs, raccoons, camels, horses and rhinos. He was co-author on a recent paper published in Nature describing the earliest fossil monkey ever found from Central or North America. Come and hear about these fascinating finds.