and other Art Work in the
New Mexico State Capitol
The Legislature created the Capitol
Art Foundation in 1991, which has since become one of the building's most
endearing features. The Foundation was created to assist in the acquisition of
art for permanent, public exhibition in the State Capitol. The Collection
features contemporary masterworks by artists who live and work in New Mexico.
The Capitol Art collection is housed throughout the public areas of the building
on all four floors. The Collection consists of a wide range of media, styles and
traditions, including handcrafted furniture groupings. The mission of the
Capitol Art Foundation is to collect, preserve, exhibit, interpret and promote
appreciation of works of art that represent the history, cultures and art forms
of the people of New Mexico.
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