Destination: Art! Albuquerque International Sunport Airport
A person could view the 113 piece artwork collection at Albuquerque International Sunport on flickr®, or they could visit the gateway to the Land of Enchantment in person and take in one of the most uniquely “Southwest” art collections in the world! Two years ago ABQ Sunport celebrated 75 years of service welcoming almost 5 million people a year to a culturally diverse and proud region with iconic architecture and astonishing art inside and out. Their public art program is robust and features many well-known New Mexico artists such as Pop Chalee (Merina Lujan) and Paula Rodriguez.
Dedicated to enhancing the tourist experience, ABQ Sunport’s art program is small but mighty. Here, the Native American, Hispanic and “cowboy” culture is thoroughly ensconced in traditional and more modern representations featuring mediums such as jewelry, weaving, basketry, sculpture and paintings. There is even an original 1914 Curtiss Pusher Design Biplane, like the ones first flown in New Mexico by Charles Walsh in 1911 – acquired in a joint venture with the Albuquerque Museum – soaring above airport guests in the Great Hall. It is a delightful reminder of how far aviation has come.
In addition to classic southwest ambiance, ABQ also offers more than 85 year-round ‘Support Serenades’ featuring an array of music including mariachi, jazz and polka meant to delight all visitors with the unexpected. All concerts are free! More information can be had before your visit by checking out ABQ’s official website. Enjoy the journey to your next Destination: ART!
Visit www.abqsunport.com to learn more.