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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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Paleoart Workshop: Ice Age Mammals

New Mexico was a very different place during the Ice Age. Join artist Matt Celeskey for a brief look at the changes in paleoart depictions of the Ice Age and its megafauna from the 19th to the 21st Centuries, then try your hand at it yourself. Using the Museum's amazing Ice Age Hall as a starting point, we will examine the bones, review the latest science, then add muscles, teeth, and skin to create a living mammal from the Ice Age. For adults and interested children ages 13 and up. Anatomy handouts and basic drawing materials will be provided. Feel free to bring your favorite sketching supplies (no tripods, easels, or wet media please).
Limit 20 participants.