The Oldest Museum In New Mexico Is Officially Turning 100 Years Old

Most people know art is a big part of New Mexico’s identity. It seems it art has always been important here, with the New Mexico Museum of Art being commissioned in the state’s very early years. Now, the museum – the oldest in the state – is having its 100th birthday and you’re invited.

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For more on the New Mexico Museum of Art, including hours and admission, see the museum website at

Have you been to the New Mexico Museum of Art? What were some of your favorite exhibits? Do you have plans to go back – or maybe visit for the first time? Talk to us in the comments.