Arts are at the heart of our community. New Mexico has a long tradition of artistic creation, and Albuquerque reflects this in the unusually high number of people engaged in the arts.
Take your pick, there’s something for everyone! Live theatre, dance, music of every type, spoken word running from live comedy through award-winning slam poetry, to visual arts. And be sure to take a look at our amazing public art!
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that works in partnership with Albuquerque Museum and the City of Albuquerque to fund the Museum’s education programs and provide additional exhibition funding.
The Public Art Program is administered by a professional staff under the direction of the Mayor of the City of Albuquerque. A basic factor in art selection depends on the site for the artwork. Once the site is confirmed, a process begins to identify a work that is in harmony with its surroundings and also supports the community interest. The final decisions rest with a diverse committee charged with deciding how artworks can relate to the physical, social, cultural, and historical qualities of the community while maintaining a unique and powerful expression of artistic vision.
Seating up to 1985 patrons, Popejoy Hall is the largest such venue in the state. Following a major renovation in 1996 and seating replacement in summer 2007, Popejoy hosts touring Broadway shows, symphony concerts, musical soloists and artists of international caliber, world-renowned ballet and modern dance companies, and noted speakers from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
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