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Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Exhibitions

Drawing Into Architecture: Sketches & Models by Antoine Predock

Faithful Albuquerque: Twenty-Six Churches

Route 66: Radiance, Rust, and Revival on the Mother Road

Back to Life: The Community of Historic Fairview Cemetery

Only in Albuquerque


Events

Drawing Into Architecture: Sketches & Models by Antoine Predock
June 25 to Oct. 2, 2016

"Drawing Into Architecture: Sketches and Models by Antoine Predock" makes a case for the continued relevance of drawings made by hand in our increasingly electronic world. The exhibition will be accompanied by a book published by University of New Mexico Press, "Drawing Into Architecture: The Sketches of Antoine Predock", edited by Mead and designed by Woodson.

Whether capturing a site visited on one of his globe-trotting trips, or imagining one of his buildings, Predock's sketches trace the hand's intuitive rush across a surface, condensing a rich sensorium of perceptions and experiences into memorably succinct collations of line and color.

As a student in the 1950s at the University of New Mexico, Predock regularly drifted from the architecture program (in Engineering) over to the Art Department to study with the sculptor and painter John Tatschl, and the painters Elaine De Kooning and Walter Kulhman. These artists showed Predock how seeing and making ran together in a dialogue between visuality and materiality mediated by the human body: as De Kooning explained at the time, "painting to me is primarily a verb, not a noun, an event first and only secondarily an image." Carved by hand with a knife, in place of a drawing's pen or brush, Predock's clay models use a sculptural material to painterly effect, shaping form and space into planes of solid and void.

Faithful Albuquerque: Twenty-Six Churches
Through 2017

Faithful Albuquerque will feature twenty-six of the earlier Rio Grande Valley churches. By 1930 the city had forty houses of worship, all Judeo-Christian. The Jewish community had one synagogue with the remainder Catholic and Protestant. The Catholic parishes had the majority with ten churches.

The oldest church still standing in the city is San Felipe de Neri in Old Town, completed 1793. San Francisco Xavier was an earlier church built in 1719 that stood just northwest of the plaza.

The images in the exhibit shows an example of the diversity of church architecture. The designs ranged from the classic Spanish to Eastern American influences. As Albuquerque grew, people wanted to build churches that represented their stylistic ideals.

Route 66: Radiance, Rust, and Revival on the Mother Road
May 14 to Oct. 2, 2016

Opening May 14, 2016. Conceived in honor of the 90th anniversary of Route 66, this exhibition celebrates the art, history and popular culture of the iconic Mother Road

Too often the history of Route 66 in Albuquerque has been overlooked, even though our city sits at the center of the Southwestern leg of the route and boasts, at 16 miles, the longest single-city urban stretch of the highway in the nation.

We are also the only place on the Mother Road where the highway crosses itself!

Indeed the very re-routing of Route 66 to the east-west alignment was a political scandal, but shaved time and miles off the odometers of road-weary travelers and their automobiles.

There will be something new to experience every week at the museum during the run of this exhibition. Family-friendly programs include a car show, movie nights, a sock hop, outdoor concerts, and more!

Back to Life: The Community of Historic Fairview Cemetery
03/26/2016 – 09/11/2016

Back to Life: The Community of Historic Fairview Cemetery is the first of a series of community history and contemporary issues exhibits that explore the rich heritage of Albuquerque through the stories of our city’s residents. Curated by Historic Fairview Cemetery Historian, Susan Schwartz, Back to Life: The Community of Historic Fairview Cemetery uses photographs, maps, artifacts, documents, and interviews to bring the stories of residents buried in New Albuquerque’s first public cemetery back to life.

Only in Albuquerque
Ongoing

The Albuquerque Museum will unveil the highly anticipated Only in Albuquerque history experience. After many years of redesign, construction, story development and fabrication, the Museum will give our community an interactive, engaging, fun-filled presentation of the history and culture of the central Rio Grande Valley. Along with the presentation of our community’s stories, there will be lots to learn and do. Make your own family Coat of Arms; electronically send a Route 66 postcard to a friend; create a personal “quilt” of images from the Museum’s collections; and record your story to share in the Museum and with friends. You will be able to experience vibrant theatre

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