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“needed more time”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Albuquerque Museum

Albuquerque Museum
Ranked #12 of 217 things to do in Albuquerque
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Owner description: The city's rich heritage is the focus at this museum, which features exhibits depicting the art, history and culture of the Southwest.
cary, nc
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“needed more time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

We decided to try this museum across the street from the New Mexico History Museum and we were so very pleased. We were able to see a new show "Behind Closed Doors" which showed what homes were like in the early 1800's. It was very interesting. We wished we had had more time to stroll through this most informative museum. The sculptures outside were fascinating and beautiful to look at.

Visited February 2014
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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23 attraction reviews
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“Worthwhile Art Museum on the edge of Old Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

On a recent trip to Albuquerque I included my first trip to the art museum. A new show, Behind Closed Doors, and had just opened featuring the home interiors and art including sculpture, furniture, silver, china, and textiles found in homes of Spaniards and those of Spanish descent living in America, from 1942 through the 19th century. I was fortunate to join a tour which added to by experience. Additionally the other exhibits were well done. One features black and white photography of New Mexico sites - forgotten now. Gas stations, barber shops, "5 & dime" stores, etc. Be sure to walk through the outdoor sculpture garden as well.

Visited February 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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89 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Visit during "free hours"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

From the website, "General Museum admission is free every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month, and from 5:00pm – 8:30 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday evening of every month. Fees for special exhibits and events still apply on free times."

Excellent showcase of local artists.
Free lockers, but you need a quarter deposit. Front desk will make change for your dollar.

Visited February 2014
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Albuquerque, NM
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109 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great local history and more.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

After seeing the newly released film, "The Monuments Men", about a team formed to rescue and preserve stolen art during WWII, I wanted to see art the next day. I visited this museum for the first time since I moved here from NYC and was greeted by a free live concert for listeners who know how to take time out of their busy lives to enjoy culture. Walking from gallery to gallery, I was taken by the many mediums of expression and like the movie's topic, I read about the artists I would never meet. I got to see an Andrew Wyeth painting and nearby one by his sister (he had a sister?), Henriette and next to his was a painting by Henriette's husband, Peter Hurd. Other stories about artists who came from other cities and states to visit or live in New Mexico, of those who moved away or stayed until their end of days...all mesmerized by its beauty. There's something there for everyone. Check their site or just show up...you never know if you will arrive when it's free admission...but a donation of any kind is like making an exchange of gratitude and it helps to keep the lights on.

Visited February 2014
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Conover, North Carolina
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Good history of Albuquerque. Lacks something.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

We were here in early February. There was a major exhibit coming in on the 15th, so there was a lot of construction. The art, and particularly the Charro exhibit were excellent. We really enjoyed the exhibition of black and white photography of New Mexican "places time forgot". Very well done. The outdoor Sculpture Garden is commendable, and definitely worth checking out. Quite a diverse set of sculptures. Just seemed to lack continuity. Nothing really to fault, just something missing.

Visited February 2014
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