ABQ Museum Free Evening: The Jazz Age Experience

February 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Arts, Attractions

The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History offers free evening admission on select Thursdays (usually the third Thursday of each month), with talks and special events on those evenings.

The next Albuquerque Museum free Thursday evening is this Thursday February 21, 2013. There is no charge for admission from 5 pm and hours are extended until 8:30 pm.

This month the evening’s theme is The Jazz Age Experience with big band music and dance courtesy of the Duke City Dance Band for you to get your groove on. Or just sit back and watch dance demonstrations by those ladies who love to dance: the Sweet Jubilee vintage jazz dance troupe.

The themed evening ties in with the museum’s current exhibition Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture 1920-1945 and if you’re in the mood for dressing retro, you’re welcome to wear your Jazz Age fashion look.

Visitors can also grab a snack at the Slate at the Museum cafe and browse the museum gift store, where local Japanese-American artist Ema Tanigaki will be on site to talk about her bronze sculptures and gold jewelry.

Admission to the Albuquerque Museum is also free on:

  • Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm
  • All day on the first Wednesday of the month

Even on free days and evenings, expect to pay the usual fees for special exhibits.

The regular admission price is:

  • $4 for adults, or $3 for New Mexico residents with ID.
  • BUT out-of-state visitors can get the same $3 deal for adults if they buy tickets to Albuquerque Museum online and print them out at home.
  • $2 for seniors (65+) wherever you hail from
  • $3 for youngsters aged 13-18
  • $1 for kids aged 4-12.
  • Children aged 3 and under go free.

If you’re visiting Albuquerque so don’t know your way around these parts, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is located at the corner of Mountain Road and 19th Street, in Albuquerque Old Town.

–Tania


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