Looking for more ways to connect online? Check out our full list of Virtual Resources to learn how you can access the New Mexico Museum of Art from home!
In the Museum at Home activity series, we will help you to pretend that your home is a museum! Museums are not the only places that show works of art. Many people collect artwork and objects to display in their homes. From handmade coffee mugs, to children’s drawings, to precious stones, to paintings and more, people tend to surround themselves with works that are pleasing to look at, or make them think in a new way, or that remind them of an important event or person. There is no one reason why people collect and appreciate art, but it is a very important part of life!
Frederick Hammersley features an introduction to Hammersley and his work, thumbnail sketching activities based on his process sketches, and information on how to share your creations with the museum.
Photograms features information about what photograms are, how they work, and what materials are needed to create them. Make your own photos at home with this early method of photography that uses light to develop – no camera required!
Patrick Nagatani features an introduction to Nagatani and his work, a short lesson on "reading" pictures, and poetry-writing activities using photographs from the exhibition Patrick Nagatani: Invented Realities.
Color and Line features information about two of the elements of art that artists use to create work. Explore lines, the starting point for most artistic creation, and learn about color theory and how to make colors look good together.
Word Play features an introduction to the Word Play exhibition, examples of works in the exhibition, related activities you can do at home, and information on how to share your creations with us at the museum.
Spring Community Fun Day is an opportunity to celebrate springtime with those closest to you! In our current time of social distancing, the New Mexico Museum of Art has created some fun, festive activities for you to enjoy from home.
New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History is a journey through our rich collection of paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs, bringing our state’s artistic heritage to you, the owners of these works— students, teachers, families, and art and history lovers. Content and images focus on New Mexico’s history and cultural traditions from pre-Conquest to our present day.