ABQ Museum Free Evening: Print Making & Goya

April 16, 2012 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.

On the Albuquerque Museum free Thursday evening, hours are extended until 8:30 pm and there is no charge for admission from 5 pm.

The next free museum evening is this Thursday April 19, 2012, and the event includes a demonstration by artists Anne and Scott Greene of the 18th century printing methods used by Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes. If you’re feeling creative there will be an activity table to try your hand at improving on Goya’s prints (not literally).

This does of course tie in with the museum’s current Goya exhibit, which includes an early first edition of his Los Caprichos series of 80 etchings from 1799, as well as other works of social satire and commentary by contemporary artists including Enrique Chagoya, Jason Garcia from Santa Clara Pueblo, and Diego Romero from Cochiti Pueblo.  Goya expert Josie Lopez will be talking about Los Caprichos in the gallery.

Visitors can also grab a snack at the Slate at the Museum cafe and browse the museum gift store.

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 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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