Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Garden of Sculptures

On the corner of Mountain Road and 19th Street in Albuquerque is The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and surrounding the Museum is the Sculpture Garden.
The sculpture on the corner is called La Jornada by Reynaldo Rivera and Betty Sabo. “This sculpture is made up of many pieces and depicts Don Juan de Oñate leading the first group of Spanish colonists into New Mexico.
"This piece has created quite a bit of controversy among many who feel that Oñate used cruel methods against the Native Americans in the area and those who feel that his contributions toward settling the area outweigh these methods” (

This is a view of the grounds in front of the entrance to the Museum. The landscaping, sculptures, and walkways combine to provide a gallery-park setting.
The sculptures and sculptor of just some of the 50 works in the Garden are presented below.

Charles Strong

Luis Jiménez

Park Place
Glenna Goodacre

Verácion Nuevo Mexico

A Tree of Mixed Metaphors
Ed Haddaway

Ed Vega

Geoffrey and Rothko
Betty sabo

Julia Resting
Betty Sabo

Nora Naranjo-Morse

Allan Houser

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