The Museum of Art welcomes researchers to study our holdings in our permanent art collections, the library, or the archives on the website or in person.
Library and Archives
To research materials in the library or archives in person, please contact the library at 505-476-5061. The library and archives are open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Appointments are recommended.
To research the permanent collection of art in person, please contact the Collections Manager by phone at 505-476-5071. Appointments are required. Please make an appointment at least two weeks in advance.
To expedite your visit, please refer to and complete the appropriate form(s) listed below. The forms are in Adobe PDF format and may be downloaded and returned to the Head of Registration and Collections.
- Request for Access to Collections PDF | RTF
- Conditions for Publication/Reproduction PDF
- Conditions and Procedures for Out-Loans PDF
- Photo Fee Schedule PDF
- Request to Order Reproduction Images PDF | RTF
Fax number: (505) 476-5076
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.