Curator's Coffee -- Art in the Age of Mammals
Over the past 65 million years, New Mexico has been home to native species of rhinos, camels, horses and elephants, along with a host of other hairy critters utterly unlike anything you'd see at the zoo today. Join Exhibit Designer Matt Celeskey on a tour of the halls spanning the Cenozoic Erathe Age of Mammalswith an eye on how different artists have envisioned the changing environments, plants, and animals of western North America. We'll discuss upcoming plans to enhance some of these halls, and take a trip to the Museum's new Exhibit Studio to see how staff and volunteer artists, designers, and fabricators collaborate to create the Museum's displays.
Note: This Curator's Coffee will begin in the Atrium of the Museum (meet at the wooden steps in the Atrium), walk through a portion of the Museum, and end with a visit to the Exhibit Design Studio for coffee, pastries, and discussion.
Matt Celeskey has worked on exhibits for zoos and museums for more than 15 years. He is currently an Exhibit Designer/Illustrator at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, where his art and interactive displays can be seen in several recently renovated halls. Matt has recently completed illustrations for the upcoming books Children of Time: Becoming Human and Traces of a Permian Seacoast.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|