OCTOBER in OLD TOWN

KEEEEEEEEP SCROLLING DOWN for Balloon Fiesta Info!!!!!!


Enjoy Albuquerque Museum & Tour Guides!
Name: Theresa A. Sedillo
Position: Administrative Assistant for Education
Department: Albuquerque Museum
Phone: (505) 243-7255
Email: tasedillo@cabq.gov

Albuquerque NM 87104

Docent-guided tours of select gallery exhibitions are offered at 2 p.m. from Tuesdays through Sundays. No reservation necessary.


One-hour docent guided tours are also offered with pre-arranged bookings. Each tour is designed specifically for the interests and age level of the group requesting the tour.Gallery tours are operated under the direction of the Albuquerque Museum Education Division. Albuquerque's scenic Old Town Plaza is within walking distance to the Albuquerque Museum.


Walking tours of historic Old Town are offered Tuesday through Sunday at 11 a.m. and are only offered from March through November. Call the Museum for exact dates.

Old Town Walking Tours are not available for school groups.

A self-guided walking tour brochure of Old Town is available by request at the museum's admission booth.

Old Town walking tours are operated under the direction of the Albuquerque Museum Education Division.


On exhibit at Albuquerque Museum through Oct. 14, 2018. Stories of diverse heritages simultaneously, as artists live, in concert, trade, and adapt with their neighbors.

On Exhibit at the Museum

Through  Oct. 14, 2018

The Albuquerque Museum (in Old Town) presents a major exhibition with accompanying book published by the Museum of New Mexico Press, surveying, through more than 300 spectacular objects, all aspects of jewelry adornment from prehistory to the present. Rather than focus on a single culture group, individual artist, time period, or medium as have most jewelry exhibitions and publications, American Jewelry from New Mexico tells the stories of diverse heritages simultaneously, as artists live, in concert, trade, and adaptation with their neighbors.

Some of the earliest adornments included in the exhibition, dating to approximately 450 ce were made with materials, particularly shell, which was imported into the region from the Pacific coast, hundreds of miles away. Regardless of the stereotype of New Mexico being a land "remote beyond compare" and isolated from other cultures, from the beginning artists in the region have been in contact with outside groups, adopting new materials and aesthetics with new exposure.

Jewelry making in New Mexico has always been about innovation, with artists celebrating new materials and techniques which, in the hands of master craftspeople, become instant traditions. For millennia startlingly new materials including abalone shell, turquoise, silver, mother of pearl, gold, glass, Bakelite, Lucite, apatite, tungsten, bottle caps, and diamonds have been introduced, adopted, and elevated to idiosyncratic modes of exemplary expression.

Several of the most important United States designers of contemporary jewelry live and work in New Mexico yet for many their achievements are completely unknown locally: their work does not easily fit into any category of "New Mexican" jewelry. Therefore a new, more appropriate identity for this work is found in simply calling it all "American jewelry." No region of our country has a longer and more continuous history of adornment from prehistory, through the Victorian era and the Depression to post-war modernism, and on to contemporary simultaneous celebrations of tradition and unprecedented experimentation.


Videos for the exhibition American Jewelry from New Mexico.
Megan Kamerick of New Mexico PBS KNME-TV interviews Curator of Art Andrew Connors in "Jewelry Making in New Mexico" for ¡COLORES! 
Filmmaker Lara Dale interviews the jewelry artists in "Alchemy of Jewelry."




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AAAAAAAANNNND.....FOR BALLOON FIESTA WEEK........

Come to Old Town or free live, local entertainment in the Gazebo daily from noon to 4 p.m.

Enjoy more than 80 local businesses while in Old Town for everything from beautiful paintings, Native American Jewelry and Pottery jewelry and souvenirs, salsa...so much more.

This year's Balloon Fiesta runs from Oct. 6-14, 2018. For more information on the Fiesta visit, www.balloonfiesta.com

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HALLOWEEN in OLD TOWN 

 Wednesday, October 31 | 4-6 p.m. A free, safe and fun evening in Old Town with local musical entertainment on the Gazebo.

Come and enjoy a spook-tacular afternoon with the City of Albuquerque in Historic Old Town for Halloween.

Include dancing shoes with your costume for Albuquerque’s fan favorite Rock 101 Music Academy as they perform on the Gazebo stage. Be sure to shop local and check out the many eateries around the plaza. 


Entertainment 

Live entertainment will take place each day from Friday, October 5 to Sunday, October 14 at Plaza Vieja Gazebo in the heart of Albuquerque.

Friday, October 5

  • 12 p.m. - Silver Asylum - Americana/Blues/Jazz
  • 2 p.m. - Calle 66 - Salsa/Merengue/Cumbia

Saturday, October 6

  • 12 p.m. - Trio Los Amigos - Mexican/Latin American
  • 1:30 p.m. - Mariachi Nueco Sonido - Mariachi
  • 3 p.m. - Baila! Baila! - Traditional Mexican Folk Dance

Sunday, October 7

  • 12 p.m. - Sol De La Noche Trio - Latin World Music
  • 1:30 - Mariachi Tenampa - Mariachi 
  • 3 p.m. - Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana - Traditional Mexican Folk Dance 

Monday, October 8

  • 12 p.m. - Shelley Morningsong and Fabian Fontenelle - Native American
  • 1:30 p.m. Mariachi Traditional - Mariachi
  • 3 p.m.- Luz de Luna - Spanish

Tuesday, October 9

  • 12 p.m. - Trio Los Amigos - Mexican/Latin American
  • 1:30 p.m. - Mariachi Nuevo Sonido - Mariachi
  • 3 p.m. - Baila! Baila! - Traditional Mexican Folk Dance

Wednesday, October 10

  • 12 p.m. - La Rondalla - New Mexican/Latin American
  • 1:30 p.m. - Mariachi Traditional - Mariachi
  • 3 p.m. - The Brujo Trio - Acoustic Nuevo Flamenco

Thursday, October 11

  • 12 p.m. - Shelley Morningsong and Fabian Fontenelle - Native American
  • 1:30 p.m. - Mariachi Nuevo Sonido - Mariachi
  • 3 p.m. - Mezcla Latina - Latin/Variety

Friday, October 12

  • 12 p.m. - Trio Los Amigos - Mexican/Latin American
  • 1:30 p.m. - Mariachi Tenampa - Mariachi
  • 3 p.m. - Baila! Baila! - Traditional Mexican Folk Dance

Saturday, October 13

  • 12 p.m. - Sun and Fire - Traditional Dance from Jemez Pueblo
  • 12:30 p.m. - Mariachi Nuevo Sonido - Mariachi
  • 1:40 p.m. - Sun and Fire - Traditional Dance from Jemez Pueblo
  • 2:15 p.m. - Luz de Luna - Spanish
  • 3:35 - Sun and Fire - Traditional Dance from Jemez Pueblo

Sunday, October 14

  • 12 p.m. - Lone Pinon - Acoustic New Mexican
  • 1:30 p.m. - Mariachi Tenampa - Mariachi
  • 3 p.m. - Ballet Folklorico Santa Fe - Traditional Mexican Folk Dance