State museum celebrates 100th Year


The New Mexico Museum of Art celebrates its 100th birthday at 107 West Palace Ave on Nov. 25 with special exhibits and events for the whole family.

The museum will commemorate the 100th anniversary of that historic first day with a free, all-ages, day-long birthday event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the museum, on the surrounding streets and on Historic Santa Fe Plaza.

The first 100 visitors who come in circa 1917-1920s costumes win a prize courtesy of the New Mexico Museum of Art Shop. Costumed interpreters dressed as artists from the past will be roaming the galleries and talking about artwork on view. Characters will include Georgia O'Keeffe, Laura Gilpin, Will Schuster and a few surprise guests.

A photo booth with costumes and props will be available in the lobby of the museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors can participate in art making-activities, including the making of an Artrageous birthday hat, birthday card or decorating paper, 100-year eyewear.

Free parking is available at the PERA parking lot, 1120 Paseo de Peralta, with free shuttles to the museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and free parking is available at the Santa Fe Convention Center.