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With more than 10 million curated items, this museum on the University of New Mexico campus offers a large collection regarding human history and culture. The museum houses two permanent exhibits. "Ancestors" showcases the four million year history of the evolution of humankind. "People of the Southwest" is an in-depth record of 11,000 years of Southwestern culture. Other dynamic exhibits and a lecture series offer interpretations of man's history across the globe.
It is believed that the University Art Museum has the biggest compilation of fine art works in the state. Established in 1963, the museum has about 30,000 items including photographs, prints, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other works of contemporary art. Art works by Jerome Bowers Peterson, Beaumont Newhall, Theodore J. Labhard, Clinton and Mary Adams, and Raymond Jonson are housed in the museum. Located at the University of New Mexico, the museum is nothing short of being a Mecca for art lovers.
Founded by Holocaust survivor Werner Gellert, this fascinating museum is focused on genocides and intolerance around the world. The emotional exhibits explore the museum's theme, with displays like the Art of the Holocaust, Native American Cultural Genocide, and a Replica Concentration Camp Gate. Learn about these difficult times and discover how you can help fight intolerance today. Since the museum deals with mature themes, it's suggested that young children should not visit.