The Farmington Museum offers a wide variety of exhibits relating to the diverse history of the area’s cultures, traveling exhibits, and art shows. Lecture series, performances, workshops, and special demonstrations are offered year-round. The Museum store, “Currents,” features exhibit-related merchandise, books on local and regional interests, toys, and educational materials.
516 ARTS is a nonprofit contemporary art museum in the center of Downtown Albuquerque that celebrates thought-provoking art in the here and now. Programs feature a mix of local, national and international artists, and inspire curiosity, risk-taking and creative experimentation.
Whether you’re a local seeking to be immersed in art or history, or a visitor wanting to experience Albuquerque’s premier cultural institution, be sure to include a visit to Albuquerque Museum. Located in the heart of Old Town, Albuquerque Museum maintains a reputation for being one of the leading institutions for art, history and culture in the Southwest. Today, through the support of the City of Albuquerque, Cultural Services Department and the Albuquerque Museum Foundation, the Museum continues to celebrate the rich culture of the people, history and art through local, regional, national and international exhibitions. Albuquerque Museum has served as the city’s cultural center since 1967.
The Corrales Arts Center offers and nurtures arts and cultural opportunities that unite our diverse community through the experience and support of all arts. We offer classes such as children’s theatre, watercolor painting, guitar and pottery. We host events including House Concerts, lectures, celebrations, and artist receptions. Members enjoy our Salon Series where, after a local dinner, experts present and speak about their craft – each hosted in a different Corrales home. CAC also partners with the Corrales Arts Partners to co-host numerous other events and offer cross-promotion of other arts events in the Village.
Sound, Light, Magnetism, Shadows, and Art are found at the E³ Children’s Museum and Science Center in downtown Farmington. Tots’ Turf is a developmentally appropriate environment for children 5 and younger. School groups, home-schools, and families will find many things to do and learn at the Children’s Museum. We offer hands-on, science-related interactives in the main gallery with special programs scheduled throughout the year.
El Rancho de las Golondrinas was founded 300 years ago as a paraje — stopping place — on El Camino Real, the Royal Road to Mexico City. Today, it is a one-of-a-kind destination where the past comes to life, and exciting weekend programs are fun for the whole family!
A short drive from Albuquerque and Bernalillo, the Jemez National Historic Landmark is one of the most beautiful prehistoric and historic sites in the Southwest. The site preserves the archaeological remains of the 16th-century Native American Gíusewa Pueblo and the 17th-century Spanish colonial mission called San José de los Jémez.
In the heart of a National Landmark District, the Los Alamos History Museum consists of several sites amid lovely lawns and tall trees. The log and stone buildings that house exhibits date from the early 1900s and include a furnished homesteader cabin and Fuller Lodge and masters’ cottages from the Los Alamos Ranch School (1917–1943). Also on the grounds is an early Ancestral Pueblo site. Exhibits include artifacts and interpretation of our Homestead era, the Ranch School years, the Manhattan Project, and the Cold War impacts and are installed in the Ranch School’s Guest Cottage and the Hans Bethe House Cold War Museum. Exhibits are designed to engage visitors through multiple perspectives and learning styles.
17. Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico
500 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA
Photo by Shiry
PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
The Maxwell Museum is the oldest public museum in Albuquerque and actively supports and enhances the University of New Mexico’s mission of education, research and public service. While its primary emphasis on the American Southwest, the Museum’s collections are worldwide in scope. The Museum offers compelling ongoing and temporary exhibits describing and interpreting anthropological subjects for all interested audiences. The Museum is dedicated to providing engaging educational opportunities through exhibitions and public programs, publications, tours, the Museum store and outreach programs to the Albuquerque public schools. The Museum is free and open to all.