Looking for more ways to connect online? Check out our full list of Virtual Resources to learn how you can access the New Mexico Museum of Art from home!
Storytellers: Writing and Drawing Narrative Art This activity explores creative writing and drawing using art from the collection as inspiration. We offer guidance on writing creative short stories, while sharpening observation skills and steps to make a gesture drawing.
In the Subjects of Photography activity series, we introduce you to the most common subjects of photography – portraiture, still-life, landscale, and non-objective – and instruct you in composing your own photographs using the key elements of each approach.
In the Subjects of Art activity series, we introduce you to the most common subjects of art – portraiture, still-life, landscale, and non-objective – and instruct you in composing your own artworks using the key elements of each approach.
This year’s Valentines Day Extravaganza is brought to you virtually with three short videos on how to make some fun and simple Valentine's Day arts & crafts: a Valentine Banner, a Valentine Ephemera Collage, and a Micro Valentine's Day Card!
We're bringing our annual Holiday Open House to you! Watch the festive puppet show, A Holiday Dance-Off Party with for Pappa Gus, and learn how to make your own Gustave Baumann-inspired marionettes at home!
In the Women Artists activity series, we introduce you to a few of the talented women artists in the New Mexico Museum of Art's collection and encourage you to try some of their techniques at home, including self portraiture, assemblage art, and hand photography.
Museums aren't the only places that show works of art! In the Museum at Home activity series, we help you to pretend that your home is a museum! We will show you how to create, curate, and teach others about an exhibit containing items you find in your home.
Frederick Hammersley features an introduction to Hammersley and his work, thumbnail sketching activities based on his process sketches, and information on how to share your creations with the museum.
Photograms features information about what photograms are, how they work, and what materials are needed to create them. Make your own photos at home with this early method of photography that uses light to develop – no camera required!
Patrick Nagatani features an introduction to Nagatani and his work, a short lesson on "reading" pictures, and poetry-writing activities using photographs from the exhibition Patrick Nagatani: Invented Realities.
Color and Line features information about two of the elements of art that artists use to create work. Explore lines, the starting point for most artistic creation, and learn about color theory and how to make colors look good together.
Word Play features an introduction to the Word Play exhibition, examples of works in the exhibition, related activities you can do at home, and information on how to share your creations with us at the museum.
Spring Community Fun Day is an opportunity to celebrate springtime with those closest to you! In our current time of social distancing, the New Mexico Museum of Art has created some fun, festive activities for you to enjoy from home.
New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History is a journey through our rich collection of paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs, bringing our state’s artistic heritage to you, the owners of these works— students, teachers, families, and art and history lovers. Content and images focus on New Mexico’s history and cultural traditions from pre-Conquest to our present day.