The Albuquerque Museum is museum located in Albuquerque, New Mexico in Old Town Albuquerque dedicated to preserving the art and history of Albuquerque and the Middle Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico and to pursue and further the cultural and educational programs in the city of Albuquerque. The museum features art of the Southwest as well as 400 years of Albuquerque history with permanent displays and special exhibitions.
The museum was first created in 1967 and located in the Albuquerque International Sunport. The collection outgrew the available space in the terminal, and the current location was built in 1979. The building was designed by Antoine Predock.
The museum's permanent exhibits dedicated to the history of Albuquerque include early maps, conquistador armor, weavings, and other artifacts of colonial life in New Mexico. The museum also houses changing exhibits, a massive photo archive, art galleries, and maintains an outdoor sculpture garden on the grounds.
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