Mission: Why We Exist

Art is for everyone. We create authentic experiences that foster a deeper understanding and enjoyment of art throughout the State. We work with art and artists to explore the human experience, new ideas, and diverse cultures.

Vision: The Impact We Strive to Have

The New Mexico Museum of Art is a catalyst and showcase for creativity and the enjoyment of art. Artists, learners and community members are empowered to think critically and see a multiplicity of meanings. We bring the art of the world to New Mexico and the art of New Mexico to the world.

The New Mexico Museum of Art began in 1917 as the Art Gallery for the Museum of New Mexico that was then located in the Palace of the Governors. The building helped establish the Pueblo Spanish Revival architectural style.
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The Building
Watch 5 short videos to learn about how this building was designed and constructed.
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The Governor's Gallery
The Governor's Gallery, located on the 4th floor of the State Capitol, is an outreach facility for the Department of Cultural Affairs.
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© 2003-2012 The New Mexico Museum of Art, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. 107 West Palace, off the historic Santa Fe Plaza
Mailing Address: PO Box 2087, Santa Fe, NM 87504
505/476-5072 | finearts.museum@state.nm.us