Current Works on View at the Vladem Contemporary

Shadow and Light, the inaugural exhibition at the Vladem Contemporary has officially ended, but there is still plenty to see at the Vladem Contemporary! There is artwork on view in the hallways by artists Madelin Coit, Ron Davis, Lilly Fenichel, and Cecil Howard.

ADMISSION IS FREE at the Vladem Contemporary from May 1st through June 7th, 2024, while we transform Galleries 1 and 2 into our next exhibition, Off-Center: New Mexico Art 1970-2000, opening June 8, 2024. For more information about our upcoming exhibition at the Vladem Contemporary, click here!

Judy Chicago’s Kitty City VR experience is also available in the lobby for checkout. At nighttime, the outside of the Vladem Contemporary offers Leo Villareal’s “Astral Array”, Ileana Alarcon’s “Madremonte,” and video art in the new Fritz Family Digital Window, which launches in late May.



Hours of Operation

SUMMER HOURS: may through October

  • Open 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday through Thursday. Fridays are open 10 AM – 7 PM most weeks
Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Monday 10 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday 10 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday 10 AM – 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 5 PM
Friday 10 AM – 7 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM


  • Closed Mondays
  • Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM.
  • Plaza Building open late 5 – 7 PM on the First Friday of each month
  • Vladem Contemporary open late 5 – 7 PM on the Final Friday of each month

Winter weather conditions may require the museum to close. Please contact the front desk at 505-476-5063.

Holiday Hours

The museum is closed:

  •  January 1
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Call ahead if you plan to visit on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve as we usually close early on those days.

Ticket Information

General Admission

  • General admission: $12. New Mexico residents with ID: $7.
  • Some special exhibitions or events may require an additional fee
  • Group admission is $8 for parties of 10 or more
  • A $30 CulturePass allows you to visit each of the state museums and historic sites once during a 12-month period.
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Free Admission

  • Children 16 and under are admitted free
  • New Mexico foster parents and foster children are admitted free
  • Museum of New Mexico Foundation members are admitted free
  • New Mexico residents 60 and older are admitted free on Wednesdays with ID.
  • School Groups, including all chaperones, are admitted free. Follow this link to our Tours page and complete the form to schedule your group visit.
  • New Mexico residents are admitted free on the first Sunday of each month
  • New Mexico residents are admitted free every Friday 5 – 7 PM May through October, with ID.
  • All guests admitted free from 5-7 PM on the First Friday of every month at the Plaza building and on the Final Friday of every month at the Vladem Contemporary

The Shop

The New Mexico Museum of Art Shop features books, posters, art, and jewelry that compliments the museum. We are known as the best source for Gustave Baumann and Willard Clark goods.

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Parking and Transportation Options

Santa Fe Pickup

This free shuttle takes you around the downtown area, including the Santa Fe Depot, in front of the museum (ask to get off at the Plaza), and at the State Capitol/PERA building area. The Pick-Up also provides a connection to Museum Hill, home of the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. For the latest schedule please contact the City of Santa Fe’s website.

New Mexico Rail Runner Express

The museum is a pleasant half-mile walk from the Santa Fe Depot, or brief shuttle ride from the Santa Fe Depot at the Railyard. The Rail Runner provides daily commuter-train service from Albuquerque, Belen, Bernalillo, Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo and Los Lunas to Santa Fe.

Santa Fe Trails

The museum is located just around the corner from the downtown transit center on Sheridan Street, which is served by routes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, M and P. The M Bus serves Museum Hill, where the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, and the Wheelwright Museum are located. For the latest schedule please contact the City of Santa Fe’s transit division.

The City of Santa Fe offers street parking and garages in several locations downtown and in the Railyard.

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MOA offers a variety of docent led tours, both in person and virtually.

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