First Fridays FREE From 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Join us all summer long as we stay open late on the first Friday of each month from 5:00 to 7:00 pm to celebrate Norteño Car Culture and the Santos Tradition. The Santo Lowride exhibition unrolls the unique story of New Mexico’s interwoven expressions of devotional art and lowrider culture. Santeros, santeras, and famed lowrider artists cruise low ’n’ slow side-by-side to make apparent how these two art forms share subject matter and religious function, binding them across past and present peoples. The entire ground floor of the museum will be devoted to the Santo Lowride experience. More than 30 artists are included. They come from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Española, Taos and surrounding communities, from contemporary to historic times. Collectively, they represent the diverse expression of Northern New Mexico’s devotional artists, as well as the many specialty artists involved in the lowrider aesthetic tradition such as car builders, automotive painters, graffiti artists, pinstripers and upholsterers.