The New Mexico Museum of Art is part of the Museum of New Mexico system. All units of the Museum of New Mexico system are part of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. The not-for-profit Museum of New Mexico Foundation supports the Museum of New Mexico system.

For information about our goals, you can read the museum's current Strategic Plan.


Art is for everyone. We create authentic experiences that foster a deeper understanding and enjoyment of art throughout the State. We work with art and artists to explore the human experience, new ideas, and diverse cultures.


The New Mexico Museum of Art is a catalyst and showcase for creativity and the enjoyment of art. Artists, learners and community members are empowered to think critically and see a multiplicity of meanings. We bring the art of the world to New Mexico and the art of New Mexico to the world.

The beautifully landscaped courtyard.
Rent the Space

The historic St. Francis Auditorium and other museum spaces are available to rent for your special event.

Contact us

Call, email or send us mail.

Exterior of the building at 404 Montezuma Street.
Future second Building

The New Mexico Museum of Art is turning the building at 404 Montezuma Street into a contemporary art space.

External image of the museum around the time of its creation
History of the

The New Mexico Museum of Art was established in 1917 as the Art Gallery of the Museum of New Mexico.

External view of the capital rotunda
The Governor's

The Governor’s Gallery, located on the 4th floor of the State Capitol, is an outreach facility for the Department of Cultural Affairs that is curated by our staff.


The New Mexico Museum of Art is accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM).

AAM Accreditation is a seal of approval from the museum field that recognizes a museum for its commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards, and continued institutional improvement. It also signifies that a museum fulfils its obligations to the public as set forth in its mission.

Developed and sustained by museum professionals for 35 years, AAM’s museum accreditation program is the field’s primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation, and public accountability. It strengthens individual museums and the entire field by promoting ethical and professional practices.