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Albuquerque Museum

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Address: 2000 Mountain Rd NW, In the heart of Old Town, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1459
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+1 505-243-7255
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

The city's rich heritage is the focus at this museum, which features...

The city's rich heritage is the focus at this museum, which features exhibits depicting the art, history and culture of the Southwest.

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Excellent small art museum with a great gift shop

This museum is laid out in a series of small galleries all off a main lobby. We went to see the Mabel Dodge Luchan exhibit and it was an excellent experience. There were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Maryland, USA
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Maryland, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is laid out in a series of small galleries all off a main lobby. We went to see the Mabel Dodge Luchan exhibit and it was an excellent experience. There were paintings, sculpture, books of her and her friends (DH and Frieda Lawrence for example). Luchan thought of herself as having European salons in the USA. She allowed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has several sections,each of which lead right to the next one. It's full of history about art (paintings, photographs , folk art, sculptures and more) by and about artists who visited and/or resided in New Mexico through the years; along with history of New Mexico, especially Albuquerque. There are interactive displays and small theaters, and a sculpture garden;... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely plan to stop here when you are in Albuquerque. The museum has an extensive permanent art collection featuring many familiar artists whose work embodies the light and spirit of the southwest. In addition there are changing exhibits about the history of Albuquerque. Currently there is an excellent exhibit about Mabel Dodge Luhan, a society patron who relocated to Taos,... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This museum really surprised me. The admission price is $4 at most, and there were six unique galleries, with several being quite extensive. There is something for everyone here-history, present day issues, race, modern art, folk art, religion, culture. The exhibits were all very fresh and put together well. There was also a cafe in the lobby, and a live... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

What an amazing array of art and exhibits. A tribute to the State of New Mexico and the over 300 years of history. The current Gallery #1 Exhibit of Mabel Dodge Luhan art collection is amazing. I wish I could take pictures (prohibited for this only). The remaining galleries provide A wide range of contemporary, traditional and modern art. The... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

What a grand grouping of art! All from when Dodge lured artists, from all over the world, to Taos. A lovely docent led the way; she was very knowledgable. The museum organizes some superior exhibits. Very good works in the permanent collection, as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Small but mighty with super interactive displays and this visit included history of jewish settlers in 20 th century etc...

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Decided to take in this exhibit after reading a article in the local paper- this show runs through the end of January- do not miss it- history of New Mexico during the early 1930's that provides incredible look into an amazing period of Taos,Santa Fe and Native Indians. As a complete surprise,we were able to attend a "one woman" play... More 

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laconia, nh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

What a great museum, do not pass up a chance to tour the sculpture garden with a docent, so valuable. The various displays are interesting but the sculptures are the best. This is a must-see if in ABQ.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The museum is both an art museum and a historical museum. The art exhibitions were fabulous (we especially enjoyed the Lujan exhibit) and we learned a lot. It's a beautiful space when the fun and bustle of Old Town has tired you out. And don't tell anyone but they really should charge more.

Thank SteveMirn

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