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Hours and Admission
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) with the State of New Mexico. In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs has temporarily closed its museums and historic sites to the public until further notice. The safety and well-being of our employees and visitors is the DCA’s foremost concern. We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding.
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History & Literary Arts Building
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Library & Genealogy Center
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Performing Arts Theatres & Box Office
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The Bosque Gallery at the NHCC
The New Bosque Gallery at National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico will be 730 feet in length (roughly 2 ½ times the size of a football field). This beautiful open-air gallery space runs along the Bosque Trail to the east of the Rio Grande just south of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Avenues.
Bosque Gallery exhibitions will be mounted on the exterior wire fencing owned by the NHCC. Exhibitions rotate between the key program areas, and will include topics supporting the NHCC’s Mission including History and Literary Arts, Visual Arts, and Performing Arts. The Bosque Gallery exhibits will be accessible, bilingual, and inclusive. The Bosque Trail is highly trafficked with cyclists, joggers, and walkers. These groups of visitors include families and individuals.
There are 31 re-printable panels (48 x 60 inches each) available for each exhibition. All panels will be hung on exterior fence facing the Bosque Trail. The panels are made from ALU-PANEL, a reusable thin polycarbonate metal substrate. The panels are reusable, meaning that the vinyl printing for each exhibit can be peeled off and the panels can be re-printed with each new project. The panels have an anti-graffiti coating and can last for many years if handled properly.
The First Exhibit in the Bosque Gallery
Series will be:
¡MIRA! NUESTRA ARQUITECTURA:
An Architectural Journey.
We offer docent guided-tours!
Celebrate artworks and artists from diverse Latino experiences through the NHCC Art Museum! The galleries feature artworks from the permanent collection, the Community Art Gallery dedicated to highlighting New Mexico’s artists, and rotating exhibitions. We also offer a robust schedule of educational programs for children, families, and adults of all ages.
For a docent-guided tour through the museum please schedule your tour at least two-weeks in advance.
For scheduling, please contact us at 505-383-4774.
Whether you're a little hungry or a lot hungry, we have you covered.
Pop Fizz Paleteria
Pop Fizz is a Mexican style ice cream shop with an American soda shop twist! We make all natural fruit and cream popsicles and delicious hot food items.
Visit Pop Fizz Paleteria in the Pete V. Domenici Education Building for lighter fare (including delicious sandwiches/tortas and frito pie) and their unique and fantastic frozen treats.
For hours and menus, visit the Pop Fizz website.Pop Fizz Paleteria
La Fonda del Bosque
La Fonda del Bosque, a sister company to City Treats Parties & Catering, both sharing a space at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. We offer a unique dining experience, featuring Latin Fusion Cuisine.
Visit La Fonda del Bosque in the History and Literary Arts Building for unique Latin fusion fare, with New Mexico inspired decor.
For hours and menus, visit La Fonda del Bosque website.La Fonda del Bosque
1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Exit Avenida César Chávez, follow west over railroad tracks. You can enter the campus by turning left on 4th Street or 8th Street.
Follow 4th Street south to Avenida César Chávez, and turn right into the campus from 4th Street just after you pass Avenida César Chávez.
From Bridge Blvd.
Travel east on Bridge until it becomes Avenida César Chávez, and then turn right on 8th Street into the campus.
Ride along the Rio Grande bosque bike trail until Bridge Blvd. crosses overhead. Exit the path on the south side of the overpass, and you will be on the northwest corner of the campus.
Bus Routes 53 and 54 travel by the NHCC. On Bus Route 53, exit at the 8th Street and Bridge Ave. stop, then cross to the south side of Bridge Ave./Avenida César Chávez, and enter the campus through 8th Street. On Bus Route 54, exit at the 4th Street and Avenida César Chávez stop, then cross to the south side of Avendia César Chávez, and enter the campus through its entrance along 4th Street.
Handicap parking is available by the Pete V. Domenici Education Building at the NHCC. For hearing or visual aids, please contact the Art Museum admissions or the Performing Arts Box Office.
- 1. Torreón / Vigil Fresco
- 2. History & Literary Arts Building
- a. Library & Genealogy Center
- b. Salón Ortega
- 3. La Fonda del Bosque
- 4. Virginia & Edward Lujan Plaza Mayor
- 5. Art Museum
- 6. Intel Center for Technology & Visual Arts
- a. Administrative Offices
- b. NHCC Foundation
- c. La Tiendita, Gift Shop
- 7. Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts
- a. Box Office
- b. Albuquerque Journal Theatre
- c. Bank of America Theatre
- d. Wells Fargo Auditorium
- e. PNM Rehearsal Hall
- 8. Pete V. Domenici Education Center
- a. Education Program
- b. Instituto Cervantes
- c. Spanish Resource Center
- d. Pop Fizz Paleteria
- 9. Paseo del Bosque Trail
Looking for a Place to Stay?
We know there’s too much to see at the Center and in Albuquerque for a single day. If you’re looking for a place to stay the night, Visit Albuquerque has a listing of local hotels. Search based on name, neighborhood or price for the perfect selection. Or, check out our preferred hotel partner, Heritage Hotels.