As the museum's archivist I am often asked about the exciting things that have happened at the museum during our 100 year history. While several books have been published about the art collection and the architecture of the building, there has never been a comprehensive overview published about all of the museum's activity. In honor of our upcoming centennial celebration the staff here have compiled a historic timeline that demonstrate key events, from the famous to the infamous to the lesser-known. It was very difficult narrowing down what to include on the timeline, but it is my hope that going through the event the reader will get a sense of the diversity of activities that have and continue to occur at the museum. Enjoy!

Evan C. Douglas hand-colored photograph of the museum not long after it was first constructed
Marjory Hansen Collection, New Mexico Museum of Art Library and Archive

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