Located at 107 West Palace Avenue, the museum houses more than 20,000 pieces by American and European artists. The museum is also home to a collection of paintings by American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Discover the artworks here and appreciate the space while attending an intimate Candlelight concert. Candlelight invites everyone to hear classical takes on some of their favorite music while sitting in a candlelit setting at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe.
If you haven’t already had the pleasure of visiting this unique space, you can find it just off the downtown Plaza. Hop on the Santa Fe Pickup, a free shuttle bus (latest schedule is available on the City of Santa Fe’s website), or the museum is only a short walk from the Santa Fe Depot. You’ll also find free street parking and several garages nearby.
Facts, Curiosities and Interesting Things about the New Mexico Museum of Art
1. Extensive collections
The New Mexico Museum of Art leaves little to be desired thanks to its extensive collections. Visitors can expect to be captivated by collections of the Taos Society of Artists and Los Cinco Pintores. Works by Gustave Baumann, American photographers such as the Jane Reese Williams Collection of women photographers, and more can be found the oldest art museum in New Mexivo.
2. Vladem Contemporary
In 2014, the museum expanded to the Santa Fe Railyard District thanks to the addition of Vladem Contemporary to the museum’s mission. The added space allowed the museum to broaden its devotion to contemporary art and education programming.
3. Dig a little deeper
The New Mexico Musem of Art library provides locals with access to a collection focused on American art of the 20th and 21st centuries. You can find monographs, periodicals, exhibition catalogs, catalogue raisonnes, artist biographical files, slides, videos, and other reference material at the library. And if you want to learn more about how this spectacular museum came to be, organizational records and manuscript collections documenting its history are also available.
Candlelight concerts at the New Mexico Museum of Art
Discover art from New Mexico and the Southwest region while attending a mesmerizing Candlelight performance at the New Mexico Museum of Art. The blend of artworks, candles, and moving melodies makes for an unforgettable evening out in Santa Fe. From the likes of Taylor Swift and Adele to Vivaldi and Hans Zimmer, these unique concerts pay tribute to some of the most influential artists and composers of all time.
What else can you to at the New Mexico Museum of Art?
A wide range of events are organized at the museum, from life drawing classes and printmaking to story time. Keep an eye on their website for upcoming activities. Visitors can also enjoy virtual tours of past exhibitions, walking tours, docent, school, and group tours. Make sure to contact the museum three weeks in advance for docent-led group tours.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend a magical concert at the museum. What’s more, with several concerts to choose from, there is something for every kind of music lover.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.