Enjoy selected virtual exhibitions online at your convenience, from across town, from around the world, and at any time.
The Museum's Collection
"Slices of the Collection" are selections by the curators to give an overview of some of the themes running through the Museum's collection of 20,000 works of art. The core of the New Mexico Museum of Art collection collection is from the Southwest, particularly New Mexico, made by artists who have worked, lived, or been influenced by travel through the region since the introduction of the railway, around 1880.
How the West is One
How the West Is One: The Art of New Mexico, organizes key objects from the museum’s collections so that they outline an intercultural history of New Mexico art, from the arrival of railroads in 1879 to the present.
Art on the Edge 2013
Presents the work of eight contemporary artists selected by Toby Kamps for this biennial juried show organized by Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography (FOCA+P). Jan 18 - April 14, 2013.
Art on the Edge 2010
Presents the work of seven contemporary artists selected by Nicholas Baume for this biennial juried show organized by Friends of Contemporary Art (FOCA). Apr 16- Aug 1, 2010.
Eight New Mexico artists created works in the museum's architectural nooks and crannies and public spaces not typically used for the display of artwork, including St. Francis Auditorium, the lobby and its fireplace, stairwells, and the facade. Opened Feb, 2009.
100 Years of the Museum of New Mexico
The Territorial Legislature established the Museum of New Mexico in 1909, which has continued to develop since, to include four museums and six monuments, telling the stories of New Mexico.
Pulling Strings: The Art and Marionettes of Gustave Baumann
Initially to amuse his daughter, Gustave Baumann created a troupe of beautifully-crafted puppets who told stories of both whimsy and serious thought. The Pulling Strings exhibit opened in February, 2009, to the delight of old fans and young children.
Since 1951 the Museum of Art has organized juried exhibitions that reflect the broad range of contemporary art being produced in New Mexico and the greater Southwest. This online exhibition was developed to complement the 2003 juried show, The Show.
Idea Photographic: After Modernism, an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe on display from October 11, 2002 through January 19, 2003, evolved from the Project in Modern Photography developed between Steve Yates and Siegfried Halus.
Looking Back: interactions
Looking Back: Interactions was originally developed to complement a temporary exhibition at the Museum of Fine Art. The exhibition, on display from January 25 through May 12, 2002, celebrated the 85th anniversary of the opening of the museum in 1917.