The Bottger Mansion is only three miles from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, making it a convenient home for your visit to UNM, whether you’re a potential student, visiting parent, returning alumnus, or visitor interested in UNM’s many facilities and resources.
In addition to providing a great education in nearly every field of study to over 26,000 students, UNM is a campus with many facilities open to the public. It is located in the heart of Albuquerque along old Route 66—now Central Avenue—and displays the Pueblo Revival architectural style echoing that of New Mexico’s Pueblo Indian villages. The beautifully landscaped grounds comprise the nationally recognized Campus Arboretum, an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico’s great public open spaces.
Popejoy Hall at UNM is a premium performance venue for everything from top Broadway shows to ballet to Mariachi Christmas. Other places to visit on the UNM campus are the UNM Bookstore, two museums, three art galleries, and the famous duck pond in the center of campus. For your convenience, here’s a map of UNM.
UNM is easily accessible from the Bottger Mansion by using Rapid Ride, an express bus with stops in Old Town and at the university.
UNM Bookstore: It’s your source for all things UNM or all things Lobo! Of course, there are textbooks for students but also UNM merchandise, memorabilia, alumni merchandise, and gifts for UNM grads. It’s also a place to buy current popular literature, as well as Native American and Hispanic American culture and history.
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology: One of the nation’s finest anthropology museums, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology offers exhibits and programs relating to cultures around the world, with a special emphasis on the cultural heritage of the Southwest.
Southwest Biology Museum houses collections of vertebrates, arthropods, plants and genomic materials from the American Southwest, Central and South America, and from throughout the world.
The UNM Art Museum Gallery houses the most definitive collection of the works of Raymond Jonson (1891-1982), a modernist painter and member of the University faculty.
Tamarind Institute was founded in Los Angeles in 1960 as a means to “rescue” the dying art of lithography. Tamarind Institute continues its programs of education, research, and creative projects with partial funding from the university. Tamarind also depends heavily upon revenue from contract printing and the sale of lithographs it publishes to support the costs associated with its educational and artistic programs.