New Mexico Museum of Art
Santa Fe, NM
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Exhibition: Breath Taking
05/09/2020 - 10/04/2020 (more information
Meridel Rubenstein
Winter Cloud (The Ocean of the Atmosphere), 2009-2011
Winter Cloud (The Ocean of the Atmosphere), 2009-2011
Live or Die (Red), 1985
Exhibition: Word Play
02/08/2020 - 09/13/2020 (more information)
Bruce Nauman
Live or Die (Red), 1985
lithograph on paper, 18 x 24 in.
New Mexico Museum of Art. Museum purchase with funds provided by the Building A Collection Fund, 1986 (1986.49.1) © 2019 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York). Photo by Cameron Gay.
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Exhibition: Picturing Passion: Artists Interpret the Penitente Brotherhood
11/27/2019 - 08/16/2020 (more information)
William Penhallow Henderson
Holy Week in New Mexico/
Penitent Procession
, 1919
Oil on panel
Gift of Mrs. Edgar L. Rossin, 1952
Holy Week in New Mexico/

The New Mexico Museum of Art
107 West Palace Avenue,
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
24 Hr. Recorded Message: (505) 476-5072; Front desk: (505) 476-5041

The Governor's Gallery is located on the fourth floor of the State Capitol


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Hours and Admission


November through April
Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free First Friday Evenings 5 - 8 p.m.

May through October
7 days a week: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free every Friday Evenings 5 - 8 p.m.

The Museum is closed on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Weather conditions may require the Museum to close; you can check with the Front Desk at 505-476-5041, or check the museum's website for updates.


  • Admission to the New Mexico Museum of Art costs $6 for New Mexico residents and $9 for non-residents.
  • A $25 CulturePass allows you to visit us and each of the other state museums and monuments once during a 12-month period
  • Museum members and children 16 and under are always admitted free.
  • Sundays are free for New Mexico residents with ID.
  • Wednesdays are free for New Mexico resident seniors with ID.
  • Students get a $1 discount with current school ID
  • Some special shows may require an additional fee
  • Discounts are available for Groups of 10 or more (School Groups, including all chaperones, are free). Call 505-476-5124 to schedule your group visit.

Located just off the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe, the Museum is easily accessible by car or public transportation

  • Santa Fe Pick-up: free shuttle around the downtown area, including the Rail Runner station and the front of the museum. For info: Santa Fe Pick-Up
  • Santa Fe Trails Bus: the museum is located just around the corner from the downtown transit center on Sheridan Street, which is served by routes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, M and P. For more info: santafetrails.santafenm.gov
  • NM Rail Runner Express train: the musuem is a pleasant 1-mile walk from the Santa Fe Depot, or brief shuttle ride from the Santa Fe Depot (1mile) or South Capitol stations (2 miles). More info: http://www.nmrailrunner.com/santafe_depot.asp.

About the museum:
The New Mexico Museum of Art is the oldest art museum in the state. It was founded in 1917 as the Art Gallery of the Museum of New Mexico. Housed in a spectacular Pueblo Revival building, it is a masterpiece of Pueblo Revival architecture, and the best representation of the synthesis of Native American and Spanish colonial design style. It was designed by I. H. and William M. Rapp and was based on their New Mexico building at the Panama-California Exposition (1915). The museum's architecture inaugurated what has come to be known as "Santa Fe Style." For more than 90 years, the Museum has collected and exhibited work by leading artists from New Mexico and elsewhere.

The museum has more than 20,000 works of American and European art in its collection, including paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, photographs, new media, and conceptual works. Its collection focuses on American art with an emphasis on artists working in the Southwest, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Weston, Laura Gilpin, Agnes Martin, Luis Jimenez, Luis Tapia, Bruce Nauman, Meridel Rubenstein, and Ana Mendieta among others.

Highlights of the collections are extensive holdings of the Cinco Pintores; the Taos Society of Artists, including Robert Henri and John Sloan; the largest collection of Gustave Baumann; the Lucy Lippard Collection; major American photographers, including the Jane Reese Williams Collection of women photographers; new media, including video installations; and an important collection of Georgia O’Keeffe paintings.

The architecture of St. Francis Auditorium, part of the museum, was inspired by Spanish colonial churches. The auditorium is also a venue for other outstanding performance groups and lectures on art and culture. It seats 435 and houses the large historical McNary pipe organ and a stage.

The New Mexico Museum of Art brings the art of New Mexico to the world and the art of the world to New Mexico.

The Governor's Gallery
The Governor's Gallery brings intriguing exhibitions of art to the 4th floor of the State Capitol, at the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Paseo de Peralta.

The gallery presents six exhibitions a year featuring work by prominent living New Mexico artists. Clara Apodaca, former First Lady of New Mexico (1975-1978), founded the Governor's Gallery in 1975.

The first exhibition featured the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe, who closely supervised the installation of her show. Subsequent displays featured the art of nationally recognized New Mexican artists such as Fremont Ellis, Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth. 100 Years of the Museum of New Mexico presents an e-Gallery version of the timeline displayed in the Governor's Gallery celebrating the Centennial of the Museum of New Mexico.

The Governor's Gallery also co-sponsors the Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts, honoring major contributors to the arts. Every fall, the Governor's Gallery hosts the exhibition honoring that year's recipients of this prestigious award. For more information: The Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts.

The Governor's Gallery is an outreach facility of the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Department of Cultural Affairs.


Breath Taking
MAY 9, 2020 - OCTOBER 4, 2020
(more information)

Word Play
FEBRUARY 8, 2020 - SEPTEMBER 13, 2020
(more information)

Picturing Passion: Artists Interpret the Penitente Brotherhood
NOVEMBER 27, 2019 - AUGUST 16, 2020
(more information)


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