The Governor's Gallery brings intriguing exhibitions of art to the 4th floor of the State Capitol, at the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Paseo de Peralta.
The gallery presents six exhibitions a year featuring work by prominent living New Mexico artists. Clara Apodaca, former First Lady of New Mexico (1975-1978), founded the Governor's Gallery in 1975.
The first exhibition featured the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe, who closely supervised the installation of her show. Subsequent displays featured the art of nationally recognized New Mexican artists such as Fremont Ellis, Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth.
The Governor's Gallery also co-sponsors the Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts, honoring major contributors to the arts. Every fall, the Governor's Gallery hosts the exhibition honoring that year's recipients of this prestigious award. For more information: The Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
The Governor's Gallery is an outreach facility of the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Department of Cultural Affairs.