spend the day exploring an Albuquerque Art Museum

Art plays a key role in the culture of any city.  By browsing an Albuquerque art museum, you are able to learn more about an area’s history, ideas and values. Albuquerque, New Mexico, contains some amazing art museums that educate the community about its rich history. It also hosts special events, concerts, artist demonstrations and exhibits. Take a look at the list below to help you decide which museum you want to visit first.

Discover the Best Albuquerque Art Museum

1. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

Dedicated to preserving artifacts and memorabilia of Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is home to over 7,000 works of art.  These various pieces depict the American Southwest and its development through the years.  Visitors are able to view paintings, sculptures, jewelry, antiques and history exhibits in this Albuquerque art museum. This is one of the finest Albuquerque art galleries in the area, so don’t skip this incredible place.  

2. National Hispanic Cultural Center

This extensive center honors local Hispanic culture by displaying countless works of art created by Hispanic people from New Mexico as well as other parts of the world. The National Hispanic Cultural Center contains an expansive art museum featuring both a permanent collection of stunning pieces and several temporary exhibits. With several live performance venues and a genealogy center, this is a wonderful place to learn about Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities. Visit their website to take a look at this Albuquerque art museum’s hours as well as their schedule of activities.  

3. Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

Immerse yourself in Southwest history when you visit the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology.  Admire paintings, exhibits, sculptures and archaeological artifacts spanning millions of years. This Albuquerque art museum features both permanent and temporary exhibits, making this an ideal place to learn more about this area’s residents and their ancestors.  

4. Tinkertown Museum

A truly one-of-a-kind Albuquerque art museum, the Tinkertown Museum is home to countless wood-carved figures and other unique pieces of art including a complete western town and a circus with moving figures!  These Albuquerque art museum exhibits are unlike any you’ve ever seen before.  You will be delighted by this eccentric spot filled with many quirky artifacts and creative displays, so make plans to stop by today.  Don’t forget to purchase a souvenir from their gift shop on your way out.    

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