Explore the museum's art, library and archival collections on the website or in person.
SAM - Searchable Art Museum
With over 20,000 works, the core collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art is primarily art from the Southwest, particularly New Mexico. The Museum is the principal repository for art objects of all mediums that have a relationship to the state from the introduction of the railroad to the current period.
The New Mexico Museum of Art has a non-circulating research library dedicated to the study of New Mexico art. Materials in the library include books about art, New Mexico culture and museums, exhibition catalogs from various art museums, newspaper clippings about art and artists who have lived or worked in New Mexico, art periodicals, and some videos about the museum and art.