Enriching Cultural Experience
Visitors seeking enriching cultural experiences need go no further than the middle Rio Grande valley. The Albuquerque area offers all the art and cultural experiences of a city three times Albuquerque's size, and adds a large dollop of distinctive New Mexico flavor as well.
Albuquerque features a world-class symphony orchestra; theatre experiences that range from Shakespeare in the park to Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Hiland Theatre; art galleries featuring the work of artists like Amado Pena, Doug West, R.C. Gorman and N.C. Wyeth; museums that educate visitors about everything from the geologic history of New Mexico to modern-day New Mexico art and culture; not to mention ballet and opera companies, chamber music festivals, a children's museum, an award-winning zoo, aquarium and botanical garden complex, art-house movie theatres...the list goes on and on.
Just about any artistic enrichment experience imaginable can be found in Albuquerque - although most residents wouldn't recommend trying to experience all the arts Albuquerque has to offer on the same day (or even in the same week!).