Albuquerque Museum, formerly known as The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, is located in
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. The Albuquerque Museum is dedicated to preserving the art of the American Southwest and the history of Albuquerque and the Middle
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New Mexico
. The museum also contributes significantly to the cultural and educational programs in the city of Albuquerque. The museum features art of the
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and its global influences, as well as 400 years of
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
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. The collection outgrew the available space in the , and the current location was built in 1979. The building was designed by
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Antoine Predock
and was significantly expanded in 2005.


The museum's permanent exhibits are dedicated to art in New Mexico, and the history of Albuquerque include early maps,
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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
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on the grounds.

Permanent exhibits

The museum has three permanent exhibits: *''Common Ground: Art in New Mexico'' *''Only in Albuquerque'' *''Sculpture Garden'' (the City of Albuquerque provides a
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guide to the Garden)

Casa San Ysidro

The Albuquerque Museum also operates tours for a late 18th-century house in
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called Casa San Ysidro. The house features a recreation of a 19th-century rancho, including a family chapel, a central plazuela and an enclosed corral area.


Further reading


External links

Information about The Albuquerque Museum
(City of Albuquerque)
A Virtual Tour of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, NM
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