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New Mexico Furniture at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Starting Mid June 2010 and running through January 2011 there is an exhibit of  New Mexico Furniture at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

I can’t wait to see this show, because based on what I’ve heard from a guest who got a sneak preview before the opening, it promises to be fantastic. I plan to attend as soon as I can break away from my bed and breakfast here in Albuquerque. We have very simple New Mexico Furniture in our b&b, but this exhibit offers up the antique Spanish Colonial styles, modern art quality styles and everything in between that New Mexico’s furniture artists have to offer. It is a celebration of our state’s master furniture artists and our 500+year history.

Here is the important information:
when: June 19 through January 23, 2011
where: National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street Southwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508
cost: $3 adults, $2 seniors, kids under 16 get in free, everyone gets in free on Sundays

This venue is located on the corner of Bridge (Avenida Cesar Chavez) and 4th street in Albuquerque’s historic Barales Neighborhood along the Camino Real. Also find in this neighborhood, the Barales Coffee House and the Red Ball Cafe – home of the original Wimpy Burger.

You may also enjoy other exhibits currently showing at The Hispanic Cultural Center:
New Mexico’s African American Legacy – now through September 18, 2010

The permanent collection at the NHCC will also offer you visual delight, and if you will be in NM on July 11, you won’t want to miss the musical event,  Music of Cuba, TradiSon. Come dancing!

The picture of the dog in a chair seemed apropos since the dog looks like ours, the wall looks like our turquoise wall with the Our Lady of Guadalupe pictures and the New Mexican Furniture chair also closely resembles the chairs in our dining room. This was a card a guest sent to us not long after our Chihuahua showed up last year. A friend notes that the artist, Diana Bryer, must have been having a psychic moment with our b&b. The full painting is called Chimayo Chihuahua. Visit her website to see more of her colorful, whimsical New Mexico art.

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Sarah Dolk, Adobe Nido Bed & Breakfast
Expert on Destination Albuquerque and Central New Mexico!


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