119 Route 66 East
Moriarty, NM 87035
Phone: (505) 832-6666
Fax: (505) 832-1282
119 Route 66 East, Moriarty, NM, US, 87035
- Phone: (505) 832-6666
- Fax: (505) 832-1282
Arts & Museums
Gallery of the Sandias is Hidden among the pines in the East Mountains is the community of Sandia Park. A little known jewel of this community is the Gallery of the Sandias where you can find a array of art, jewelry, weavings and local crafts. The selection ranges from traditional Nativce American art, to local folk art. Original paintings and signed and numbered prints cover one wall and the glasss cases are sprinkled with sterling silver and turquoise jewelry. An assortment of African art shares shelf space with locally-crafted wood carvings of cowboys in various dispensations of duty.
Turn west four miles north of I-40 on Highway 14 to step back in geological time in this museum and gift shop located next to the campgrounds. Follow a 12,000 mile time line of history written in the natural elements of rock, water and erosion, a fascinating study of constant change that continues even as we experience the beauty of the Sandia Mountains today. Fees vary and group tours are available.
Located in Sandia Park, Tinkertown is a quirky museum that is home to a slew of oddball and exciting sights and activities. A creation of carver and painter, Ross Ward, Tinkertown Museum houses a fortune teller, circus performers, caricatures and a huge vintage sailboat, among other delightful sights. The design of the museum is also unique, with its structures being made out of a series of bottles. Housing an eclectic mix of weird and whimsical objects and sights, a day at Tinkertown is sure to be exceedingly fun-filled.
This place is known as America's official museum of nuclear science and history. A short movie shown every hour features Albert Einstein and the people involved with the development of nuclear science. The world's largest public collection of nuclear weapons is displayed here. Also on display are military air crafts, robotics and nuclear medicine exhibits.
This world renowned art gallery exhibits and sells exquisite pieces. You will find paintings in watercolor and oils, porcelain, hand woven textiles and beautiful jewelry. The jewelry, made by artists like Janis Kerman and Russell Spiering, is a collection of one-of-a-kind pieces. Porcelain bowls, tea sets and vases created with a Japanese flair would be an asset to any household. There is a Feng Shui Consultant on staff if you would like advice on where to place your investment within your home or office. This gallery regularly participates in ArtsCrawl.
Since 1902, this fine gallery has brought together the best of the classic Native American crafts. The generous choice of woven tapestries from Navajo and Zapote artisans will meet any size or color requirement. Pueblo pottery in natural earth hues and beautiful turquoise hand-crafted jewelry reach a peak in this collection of ornamentation from the southwest. Award-winning sculptor Kathy Whitman, known as Elk Woman, offers the classic simplicity of Colorado Alabaster in creations that catch the spirit of the Land of Enchantment.
Step from the hot sun of historic Route 66 into this cool, old-fashioned parlor of Indian art and antiques for a browse through western history. Paintings, clothing, memorabilia, textiles and jewelry fill every nook and cranny of this store front gallery. Connections with the past, these showcases hold an outstanding collection of antique dealer's wares, authentic pueblo pottery, Navajo jewelry, Hopi kachina dolls, Navajo textiles and religious art of the west.
Northrup Hall at the University of New Mexico is better known as the Earth and Planetary Sciences Building. For years, this branch of the university has dedicated itself to researching and teaching about space and its wonders. On the first floor, a wonderful little museum documents the discovery of meteorites that have been found worldwide. The brochure provided for each visitor explains each specimen that is on display, and someone is always available to answer any questions you may have. There is no admission fee.
Albuquerque's largest performing arts facility has been remodeled in recent years and now offers near perfect acoustics on the stage, orchestra pit, mezzanine and balcony. The center features four theaters and an art museum containing five galleries that house a permanent collection of more than 28,000 photographs, paintings, drawings and prints. This center is located in Popejoy Hall on UNM campus, just north of Cornell and Central. Matinee shows and weekend performances vary, call for information.
The University Art Museum hosts the state's largest collection of fine art. As an entity of the University of New Mexico, education is a key part of the museum's purpose. Guides are available for each exhibit. Perhaps best of all, entry is always free.
A powerful-12 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is opened to the public on Friday nights, for a look at outer space. This is a fun, free and fascinating stop located two blocks north of Lomas on Yale. Many amateur astronomers take their personal telescopes and are always helpful and eager to share information about the galaxies. The UNM Physics and Astronomy Department maintains this observatory. Open on Friday nights only and when the local skies are clear, look for the dome on a little hill.
With more than 10 million curated items, this museum on the University of New Mexico campus offers a large collection regarding human history and culture. The museum houses two permanent exhibits. "Ancestors" showcases the four million year history of the evolution of humankind. "People of the Southwest" is an in-depth record of 11,000 years of Southwestern culture. Other dynamic exhibits and a lecture series offer interpretations of man's history across the globe.