If anyone knows how to have an event, it is the New Mexico Museum of Art…we’ve been doing it for over a century!
Imagine having your event surrounded by art, history, and natural beauty.
Located on Santa Fe’s historic plaza, the Museum of Art is admired for its New Mexico Pueblo Revival style architecture and is listed as a national historic landmark.
“There is no more beautiful place to hold an event than at the historic St. Francis Auditorium. The historic allure and iconic frescos would be enough to recommend it, but the staff is also top notch. Charlene, the event staff and security are always helpful and ready to solve any problem that arises. Pure Santa Fe!”
-Lydia Garmaier, Santa Fe Pro Musica
The Saint Francis Auditorium
The Saint Francis auditorium has been a centerpiece of Santa Fe’s cultural and social life as a community space since 1917 with the added conveniences of modern audio-visual equipment. A great space for lectures, concerts, recitals, large weddings, small operas, comedy events, school events and dance performances. It has been home to the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival for over 45 years and is the new home of Opera West! when it made its debut performance in 2020!
“Santa Fe Prep has had the pleasure of hosting our Senior Class Baccalaureate at the St. Francis Auditorium for many years.
We have always been welcomed and treated with the utmost respect by the administration and staff of the Museum.
This event is critical to our seniors and their families, and the beauty of the space makes our special event a huge success every year.”
-Brad Fairbanks, Santa Fe Preparatory School
The Courtyard is the heart of the museum, with a stunning garden maintained by the Santa Fe Garden Club, murals painted by Will Shuster and Federico M. Vigil and the sculpture, Mountain Fountain by Jesús Bautista Moroles. Your wedding, cocktail or dinner party can be surrounded by middle eastern peonies, yarrow, day lilies, poppies, hostas, roses and many more beautiful flowers and shrubs.
“The Saint Frances Auditorium of the New Mexico Museum of Art has a warmth and charm of years past. The acoustics, the gorgeous murals and the intimate feel was exactly what Opera West! was looking are proud to call the Saint Frances Auditorium our home. Working with them is a pleasure and perfect for chamber music/opera.”
-Janice Pantezelos, OPERA WEST!
Two Sculpture Gardens
The O’Shaugnessey East and West Sculpture gardens are wonderful for small weddings, dinners, and cocktail parties.
“The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has held many private receptions in the beautiful East Sculpture Garden. It’s the perfect post-concert gathering place for an elegant event with patrons and musicians and just the right size for everyone to mingle and socialize.”
-Steven Ovitsky, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
There are six galleries available to rent so your guests can experience the modern and historical art in the Museum’s collection.
Call Charlene Carroll, Events Manager 505-490-0153 for more information on how you can have your event in these extraordinary settings. Or send an email – firstname.lastname@example.org