Great art at Albuquerque Int’l Sunport

A new Stuck at the Airport subscriber (Welcome, Barbara!) was happy to see my recent MSN.com Travel story about Airports wit the best artwork, but was disappointed that I didn’t include the artwork at ABQ: Albuquerque International Sunport on the list:

“The entire airport feels like an art museum, with spectacular Native American art, pottery and sculpture ….Even its vigas [heavy beams or rafters] in the ceiling are decorated and carved.”

She’s right!   In addition to a changing exhibits program and a performance series, the Albuquerque International Sunport has a permanent art collection that’s mighty impressive and includes more than 100 pieces.
ABQ - Running Horses

One of Barbara-the-new-subscriber’s favorite pieces is Gray Mercer’s Running Horses. I’m smitten by Tim Prythero’s American

ABQ AMERICAN by Tim Prythero

If you’re heading to Albuquerque, make time for an art tour of the airport.  In the meantime, you can see images of what appears to be the airport’s entire art collection on Flickr, courtesy of the City of Albuquerque Public Art photostream.

ABQ - ART ZEBRA

Zebra, David Alvarez

All photos courtesy City of Albuquerque Public Art.