(Albuquerque, N.M.) KKOB – From its unique cultural backgrounds to its most colorful events, the Duke City is special; and so is the museum that shows it off best. With Winter Break approaching, The Albuquerque Museum is reminding all New Mexicans that admission is free each and every Sunday for everyone from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. It’s one of the only museums in the state to offer free admission for non-residents, making it the perfect excursion for your out-of-town guests this holiday season. Museum Director, Andrew Connors, says the museum has more to offer than people may realize. “The opportunity for young people to be exposed to things outside of their previous experience allows them to see the world differently. It allows them to think of the world that might be,” he said. From traditional experiences like art galleries to interactive exhibits where you can tell your own New Mexican stories, and larger-than-life structures in the sculpture garden, it’s easy to get lost in the magic The Albuquerque Museum creates.
Krista Foutz, a local mom, says taking her young son Remy to the museum not only lets him explore the world through the experience of others but also lets him travel to new places, without ever getting on a plane, train, or bus. Traveling exhibits take visitors to places like Glasgow, Scotland, the continent of Africa, and even back in time to the Ancestral Puebloan plains of New Mexico’s past. “To be able to see the world through a new lens, and to be able to take him to do it for free is an amazing service. The Albuquerque Museum gives everyone the opportunity to experience world-class art, right here at home.”
On Wednesday, the Museum opened a new exhibit featuring artwork from the British Isles. Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style includes 166 unique works of art, many of which are on display for the first time ever in North America. Also happening this week at the Museum is a drop-in kid’s art class on Saturday, December 18, 2021. The class is free with regular admission and will help children of all ages create a festive garland to take home and decorate with this holiday season. Then on December 31, 2021, join the Museum for New Year’s Eve Before Dark from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Celebrate New Year’s Eve early while creating holiday-inspired artwork and touring the Museum galleries.