New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary announces the public opening date of September 23, 2023.
The New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary is now scheduled to open to the public on September 23, 2023, in Santa Fe’s Railyard District.
The New Mexico Museum of Art (NMMOA) Vladem Contemporary will provide a new space for contemporary art to broaden the diversity and reach of the museum’s collection. It will create opportunities for the museum to engage living artists from New Mexico and artists from different cultural backgrounds, and to bring to Santa Fe world-class exhibitions that showcase diverse perspectives.
NMMOA Vladem Contemporary was designed with substantial new storage facilities that are currently lacking at the original NMMOA Plaza Building. With state-of-the-art climate control and abundant rolling storage, the new building will allow the museum to increase the acceptance of donations of major contemporary art pieces, helping to keep these important works in the state.
The new space will have a dynamic Education Center where artmaking, classes, hands-on activities, and performance-based arts can occur. The original 1917 building lacks a dedicated education area. This will allow the museum to pursue its educational mission with modern exhibition spaces suited for contemporary art, a dedicated artist studio, expanded collection storage, and a remarkable collection viewing area.