Art Museums in New Mexico

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Art Museums in New Mexico

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  • Tigrbug
    Appleton, WI41 contributions
    Georgia OKeefe has been one of my favorite artists since my university art program. To see her work "up close and personal" was so satisfying. The exhibit rotates since there's so much work stored there; unfortunate that it wasn't ALL available to see!
    Written January 28, 2023
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  • Sheargenius55
    New Hampshire53 contributions
    I came as a day trip and the views are incredibly beautiful. I was very last minute and wasn’t able to do the horseback riding which was a bummer because it looked awesome. I will have to come back to do that!
    I loved learning about the area and exploring here!
    Written January 7, 2023
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  • Matt
    Nashville, TN297 contributions
    Oldest Church Structure in the USA? Why wouldn't you stop in? I was fortunate enough to stop by and was given an amazing tour by the staff at this location that walked me through the entire history and the church and the structure.

    Just pop in and take a look if you like history and architecture.
    Written October 30, 2022
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  • ellenbee56
    Bechtelsville, PA708 contributions
    We stopped by here recently after visiting the nearby New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (see separate review). We found convenient free parking near the museum, which was also within walking distance to Old Town ABQ. The art galleries here feature a mix of art genres. We really enjoyed the “Those (un)Familiar Faces” exhibit, which displayed photographic portraits both before and after touch-up techniques were applied to them—very interesting!

    Being history buffs, our favorite gallery was “Only in Albuquerque,” which contained displays that illustrated aspects of the city’s residents they described as Courageous, Innovative, Spirited, and Resourceful. Each characteristic was supported by historical artifacts and videos—also very interesting!

    In all, we spent a little over one hour exploring the galleries here and enjoyed our time. We had free admission through our NARM membership.
    Written January 21, 2023
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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada11,629 contributions
    We visited here as part of the trolley tour, so only had 50 minutes. That was enough to see everything but we would probably have spent 1.5 hours if we were visiting on our own.
    This is a beautiful collection if indigenous art, as well as Millicent Rogers own. The displays are well-presented and contain great information. It does take a bit of care to make certain that one goes around the museum without missing any of the beautiful rooms.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • hawknjaguar
    Portland, OR116 contributions
    The displays are wide-ranging & excellent. Fine art is stellar. Excellent installation on the museum history. The displays of NM history are very well done.

    Well worth the time. Surprisingly great!
    Written December 6, 2022
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  • Andrea and Mark Duguay
    8 contributions
    A very interesting experience. Nicolai Fechin was an amazing artist and wood carver. The woodwork he did in his Taos home was simply beautiful. The receptionist was very polite and informative. Did not take long to view the entire Fechin home, but it was definitely worth the reasonable ticket price. The gift shop was an great experience also.
    Written November 19, 2022
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  • Teresa G
    Alamosa, CO379 contributions
    We've visited before, but took friends with us this time. It boggles the mind to think that 1 man did all of this! The museum itself rates 5/5, but the admission price has increased a lot since our last visit, hence the 4/5 rating.
    Written November 7, 2022
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  • tv75075
    Dallas43 contributions
    This was the highlight of my visit to Roswell. Amazing collection of works from the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program from the last several decades. You could spend hours here, there is so much to see. The staff are wonderful and are available to answer any questions you have. This is why you should visit Roswell, instead of all the UFO stuff.
    Written November 16, 2022
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  • Elfma
    Greenwich, CT470 contributions
    Foolishly resisted this museum on previous visits. Superb and eclectic permanent collection is beautifully presented. Easily navigable. Fans of Gustave Baumann will enjoy the wide range of his works in a variety of mediums (the world's largest collection). Be sure to have a seat in the stunning and serene courtyard garden. Nice gift shop. No food on site, the museum is a few steps away to The Plaza and myriad food options fast and slow.
    Written September 15, 2022
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  • Filmprof
    New Mexico399 contributions
    Carlsbad Museum and Art Center is NOT the caverns. I'm not sure why there are so many reviews here for the National Park?

    What this is, is a nice little local museum, dedicated to Carlsbad and New Mexico. It's divided into two sections, one devoted to history and one to art. There are several well-known NM artists represented (Joseph Sharp, Fritz Scholder), and the history section has a range of material with an emphasis on World War II. There's also a local "hall of fame" featuring people from Carlsbad including Bruce Cabot (King Kong, 1933). It's free and worth an hour of your time.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • Eric
    Derry, NH15 contributions
    What a beautiful friendly place to visit., bungalows, great views, friendly staff. An hour or so north of Santa Fe, quiet.
    Written October 21, 2022
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  • Istvan S
    Brussels, Belgium113 contributions
    Very nice place, with a beautiful vista and a decent cafe close by, certainly worth a visit if you happen to be in the area.
    Written July 21, 2022
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  • Robin B
    Phoenix, AZ1,303 contributions
    Any time I can visit an artist’s home, I’m all over it. This one was particularly interesting. The adobe home, a series of connecting rooms, was purchased and expanded over several years as other families moved on and the Blumenschein’s could buy that space and incorporate it into their own home. Art by E.L. Blumenschein, his wife, Mary Greene Blumenschein, and their daughter, Helen Greene Blumenschein, is on display throughout the home as are personal belongings and furniture. This is a unique opportunity to see an authentic, historic adobe home as well as some great art. There is a gift shop, but I don’t think there are any rest rooms.
    Written October 22, 2022
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  • coyote608
    Midwest135 contributions
    We attended a CHATTER event that blew me away and then toured the museum. SO HAPPY we found this place!

    The CHATTER event was a violin-piano duo and slam poetry reading. Reading about this ahead of time, I had the impression it was a casual, free thing right at the Railyard. Not true. We wandered around looking for it and eventually found it at SITE Santa Fe, and it was not free or casual. It was IIRC $20 per ticket... or $10? Anyway, it had a very polished, professional vibe to it, other than the poet showing up late, which left a certain impression, but then she did her reading and was SO AMAZING! I'm so glad we attended this, and it was kind of a fluke that I stumbled on it when researching our trip.

    We would have walked away after CHATTER, but a lady on the street told us we "had to" see the art exhibit. So we wandered back in and enjoyed the modern art exhibits.

    An hour is probably enough for the art museum. More time is needed if you're attending a CHATTER event.
    Written September 22, 2022
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