NHCC Torreon Fresco Free Tours

June 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Arts, Attractions

National Hispanic Cultural Center Torreon Fresco photo by Albuquerque Convention & Visitors BureauThe National Hispanic Cultural Center offers free tours of the Torreón fresco on Sundays from noon to 4 pm.

I was very excited to be present at the unveiling of the magnificent NHCC Torreón fresco by Frederico Vigil in October 2010.  Even Mr Cheap was silenced with awe… although not for as long as I might have liked. :-)  It’s a beautiful piece of work, and it took Vigil nearly 10 years to complete the 4,000 square foot fresco depicting over 3,000 years of Hispanic history.

If you haven’t seen it yet, or if you want a refresher trip (because after all, how can you absorb it all in one viewing?) it’s free to tour the National Hispanic Cultural Center Torreón fresco every Sunday from noon – 4 pm. As far as I can see, the free tours run on Sundays at least through July 29, 2012.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum also offers free admission on Sundays. It’s one of my favorites of ALL the art museums in New Mexico, and that’s saying something.  If you go on a Sunday, you save the regular $3 adult admission, or $2 for seniors. Children aged under 16 always get free admission.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque.



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