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Project Experience

The New Mexico Museum of Art


The New Mexico Museum of Art is the first Museum in New Mexico, the heart of its creative community, and one of the most important cultural buildings in Santa Fe. In 2017, the Museum will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. The New Mexico Museum of Art has been re-energized by a new director and new supporters, while facing the opportunities and challenges of an active and engaged arts community in Santa Fe and throughout the State. It has also been exploring the opportunity of engaging more deeply with contemporary art through a satellite location in the dynamic contemporary arts Railyard District.

Lord Cultural Resources was commissioned to develop a 5-year strategic plan with the goal to unify the entire museum family – professional staff, State, Foundation, Board members, Regents and to support around a common vision for the Centennial and beyond. The plan’s findings led to a $20+ million campaign for the renovation of a warehouse for much needed contemporary art exhibitions, collection storage, and education space.  Our findings served as the case statement for the campaign.