Arts events in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico
Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
All non-essential businesses are closed, public gatherings are prohibited!
(One day some of these events will be rescheduled or will resume, but they are not happening now!)

Arts events

Thursday July 23, 2020
  • Where People Aren’t

    A new installation by artist Nicola López, Haunted, opened  at the Albuquerque Museum, sort of. The large-scale exhibit of collaged, printed and hand-drawn elements that fills the main wall in the entryway to the museum ironically examines the Southwestern landscape haunted by the inescapable presence of humans. On display until at least May 2021, Haunted will hopefully greet visitors soon and assuredly will have a virtual component available on the museum’s website in the coming weeks. (Clarke Condé)

    Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
    Nicola López: Haunted
  • Hanging in There

    Cartoonist Jim Davis said, “Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.” That from the creator of the most iconic of office breakroom posters is a fitting entry point into the new exhibit Cat Tales opening this week and running through Aug. 27 at the Placitas Community Library. It’s hard to say what role libraries will play in the future, but the Placitas library is indeed hanging on with this multimedia exhibit of local artists’ depiction of cats that is offered both in person and online. Library hours are subject to change so it is best to check the library website before you go at You can also see the entire exhibit anytime online at (Clarke Condé)

    Placitas Community Library (Placitas)
    Cat Tales
  • Get It, All Star

    Yes, the new normal is drive-ins again, taking us back to the good ol’ days when you and your main squeeze could sneak away for a mack sesh while pretending to watch a movie. Parked in the back of the lot with all the other young, dumb and full of… well you know the rest individuals, movie night was always about the time spent together more than the film. Well, not anymore! Shrek at Balloon Fiesta Park (9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE) aims to ensure your eyes don’t leave the screen as this now 20 year old film returns to screens Thursday, July 23 starting at 7PM. This all-ages film answers the age old question of does an ogre really have a heart? Tickets are on sale now, starting at $25 so you can bring your date and ignore them completely once the first notes of Smash Mouth begin lilting off the screen and to your ears. (Dan Rayne Pennington)

    Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
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  • Wanted: Your Best Photographs

    Shutterbugs gather up your best pieces and pick some to submit for hanging in the new Bernalillo County headquarters when the gov-peeps move to Alvarado Square, happening now until Monday, August 31. The selected photographs will be printed in a large scale and format. They will be used to create a welcoming environment for county customers, county employees and the general public. Some will be used on the windows of the new Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office suite. The photographs should represent the history and character of Bernalillo County and its people, places, landscapes and unique events in our county. There are some big bucks involved as chosen photographers will receive $1,500, with a limit of one photograph per artist. The chosen photos will become part of the public art program’s permanent collection. There is no fee or age limit required to submit. For more information, visit Ends August 31. (Carolyn Carlson)

    Wanted: Your Best Photographs

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