NMMA - Centennial Campaign

NMMA - Centennial Campaign

Campaign Highlights


The $12.5 million New Mexico Museum of Art Centennial Campaign revitalizes the state’s flagship art museum by providing resources that link successful elements of its iconic past to initiatives that promise a more dynamic and impactful future. A public-private partnership between the state-owned museum (a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs) and the nonprofit Museum of New Mexico Foundation, the campaign addresses challenges currently affecting the historic museum building’s capacity to adequately exhibit and care for its collections. Campaign funding enables the museum’s expansion to Vladem Contemporary in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District, which will be renovated into a vibrant and spacious contemporary art annex. This second venue provides additional exhibition, collection and education spaces to support museum professionals in inspiring and educating twenty-first-century museum-goers in the art of New Mexico and the world. It also creates a new community gathering place that invites artists, students, and New Mexicans and visitors alike to learn, interact and express themselves in a fully contemporary museum environment.

Amount Raised to Date

$12.25 Million

There is a glorious future for art in the Southwest—for art in America. Fortunate are we to have some part in it. - Dr. Edgar L. Hewett, Museum of New Mexico Director, November 24, 1917 (Opening of the Art Gallery of the Museum of New Mexico, today’s New Mexico Museum of Art)

Centennial Campaign Video

The historic Halpin State Records Center will be transformed into a new space for contemporary art at the Santa Fe Railyard set to open in 2021.

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