Whenever I am visiting a new place I always make a point of checking out the art museums. Being surrounded by art gives me comfort away from home and also gives me a good sense of the area.
In January I attended the ITMI (International Tour Management Institute) in Albuquerque, New Mexico which I wrote about in a previous blog post.
The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History sits in a park close to Old Town and just across the street from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. I would like to have visited that museum too but because of time contraints, I had to make a choice.
Before entering the museum I walked around the outside to view the artwork in the sculpture garden.
The sculptures range from historical references to the founding on the area to pieces of modern art.
The museum is small (by big city standards) but I was impressed by the collection. I told the lady at the admissions desk that although I didn’t know what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised.
The galleries inside are nicely designed and easy to get around.
The collection ranges from traditional to contemporary. I had a hard time deciding which was my favorite.
So in case anybody is ever in Albuquerque and wondering if the museum is worth the time and effort, the answer is yes.
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March 29, 2013 at 2:28 pm
Great!!!!. This is a very interesting building!!!