ABQ Museum Free Evening: Fusion Theatre Play
Watch a Sam Shepard play and see artist Larry Bob Phillips at work on a painting during July’s free evening admission at the museum!
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 July 18, 2013. There is no charge for admission from 5 pm and hours are extended until 8:30 pm.
During this free Thursday, you can watch the artist Larry Bob Phillips create a landscape-inspired painting on the Museum’s lobby wall and hear him talk about his work. The artist teaches at Central New Mexico Community College and he specializes in mural-like paintings and drawings.
At 7 pm, FUSION Theatre Company will present the one-man play Kicking a Dead Horse by Sam Shepard. The play’s Old West theme is about a western art dealer who now wants to live the same kind of life he sees portrayed in the Old West art. (Some adult language is involved!) Although it’s free to watch the play, seating is limited and the free tickets will be given out one hour before the performance.
Visitors can also check out the exhibit Changing Perceptions of the Western Landscape, 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 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.