Featured Events Spotlight

July 19-23, 2017
Cheer on athletes ages 50+ as they compete in 30 different individual sports at facilities throughout the city and the University of New Mexico.
July 22, 2017
"Come On, Let's Go" to Route 66 Summerfest in Historic Nob Hill! Join the City of Albuquerque, Nob Hill Main Street, and the New Mexico Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 22 from 3-10 p.m. for the biggest Summerfest of the year. With the Mother Road Market featuring local artisans, local food trucks, the Old Route 66 Car Show, and free kids' activities this fre...
Through August 27, 2017
From Billy the Kid to Breaking Bad, movies and television have portrayed and marketed our state into the present day. Guest curated by American cultural historian Paul Andrew Hutton, this pop culture exhibit includes westerns, war movies, comedy, and science fiction. IMAGE Lobby card, Kit Carson, 1928 Paramount Pictures Offset lithograph Courtesy Paul A. Hut...
Through August 31, 2017
Come cheer on the Albuquerque Isotopes in their 2017 season. The Albuquerque Isotopes are the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.
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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: Spirit of Creation-Works on Paper by Native American Artists

While many people have specific ideas in mind when thinking "Native American art," this selection of works on paper from the Albuquerque Museum's permanent collection is sure to contain surprises. Whether the subject matter is culturally specific or remains more oblique, each of these artists draw particular strength and inspiration from their heritage. Like all artists, they marry tradition to populist or avant-garde attitudes, but often in a complex synthesis given particular richness and depth from indigenous contexts and perspectives.

New Mexico artists Harrison Begay (Diné), Fred Kabotie (Hopi), and Pablita Velarde (Tewa) were all students of Dorothy Dunn, an art teacher and patron at the Santa Fe Indian School. The "Studio Style" they developed paved the way for the diverse array of Native artists who followed. In some cases these included their own children, like Michael Kabotie and Helen Hardin (Velarde's daughter), who responded to their times while continuing to transmit cultural inheritance. Jaune Quick-To-See Smith (Cree/Shoshone/Salish) and Fritz Scholder (Luiseño), both born outside of New Mexico but with deep ties to the state, became internationally known for cutting-edge imagery and techniques. "Spirit of Creation" includes works by artists from across North America, including Diego Romero (Cochiti), T.C. Cannon (Kiowa), Marie Watt (Seneca), John Nieto (Mescalero Apache), and Simon Tookoome (Inuit).