New Mexico’s landscape and culture have drawn photographers to the State since the invention of the medium, but it was the University of New Mexico that convinced photographers to stay here. The list of former students and faculty at UNM includes Beaumont Newhall, Patrick Nagatani, Joyce Neimanas and Joel-Peter Witkin to name just a few.
The New Mexico Museum of Art Library and Archives is your resource for exploring art, art history, design and architecture. The library open house is an informal opportunity for you to browse books and artist files, ask questions, exchange recommendations with the Librarian and see what’s new. About 7500 books are available for browsing, reading and creative inspiration. We offer free Wifi if you wish to bring a laptop, smartphone or tablet. Come any time between 1-4pm.
The lobby and courtyard of the museum are food and drink friendly, the library is just friendly. Please finish your food and drinks before entering the library.