Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque

Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque (must see)

The Albuquerque Museum is dedicated to preserving the art of the American Southwest and the history of Albuquerque and the Middle Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico. The museum also contributes significantly to the cultural and educational programs in the city of Albuquerque. The museum features art of the Southwest and its global influences, as well as 400 years of Albuquerque history with permanent installations and special exhibitions of national and international origin. The museum was first opened as the Museum of Albuquerque in 1967 and located in the Albuquerque International Sunport. The collection outgrew the available space in the terminal, and the current location was built in 1979.

The museum's permanent exhibits include early maps, conquistador armor, weavings, and other artifacts of colonial life in New Mexico. The museum also hosts changing exhibits, a massive photo archive, art galleries, and maintains an outdoor sculpture garden on the grounds.

Why You Should Visit:
Very low-cost museum, but also very modern and beautiful. The outdoor gardens and sculptures are a great place to take pictures. There is also a small restaurant with limited indoor seating and some outdoor seating as well.

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Albuquerque Museum on Map

Sight Name: Albuquerque Museum
Sight Location: Albuquerque, USA (See walking tours in Albuquerque)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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University of New Mexico Walking Tour

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Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
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