Today, the core of the museum’s art collection represents artists who have worked, lived or have been influenced by travel through the region. The museum holds more than 20,000 works of art in its collection. The curators select works from this collection to craft ever-changing exhibitions, creating new and contemporary interpretations of New Mexico’s rich history of Native people, adventurers, settlers and seekers.
The New Mexico Museum of Art was built in 1917 and was intended to be the art gallery for the Museum of New Mexico. In its formative years, the museum embraced an “open door” policy and encouraged artists working in New Mexico to exhibit their work.
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Santa Fe, NM 87501
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