Albuquerque - The Raymond Jonson Collection

1 University of New Mexico

There are more than 2,400 artworks in the Raymond Jonson Collection. The largest and most significant portion is composed of 600 paintings and drawings by Raymond Jonson selected by the artist in 1978 as most representative of his 65 year career.  Other artists in  the collection include Agnes Martin, Elaine DeKooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Josef Albers and members of the Transcendental Painting Group (1938-1942), co-founded by Jonson and Taos painter Emil Bisttram. A student collection consists of artworks by many of Jonson’s students during his 20 year tenure as professor of art (1934-1954).

The University of New Mexico Art Museum holds the copyright to all of Raymond Jonson’s works.  The museum’s archival holdings include an extensive group of letters, articles, photographs, and other documents by and about Jonson, the Chicago Little Theatre, and the Transcendental Painting Group.


Alexandra MacDonald

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
A three story gallery in a larger arts complex on unm campus with traveling exhibits. I saw a collection of Frida Kahlo’s personal photographs. The other was photographs from the artic as used to promote conservation. Both shows were great. I went on a Friday morning and felt like I had the galleries to myself. A must for the bargain of a $5 suggested donation.

Yolanda Graves

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Visited this for the first time and felt really comfortable and welcome. I look forward to upcomig events.

Luke Graham

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
Keep your expectations tempered as this is Albuquerque, and not a major art market, and you'll have a great time. Not huge, but not small, as there are galleries on three floors. The exhibitions are frequently lesser-known artists, but there's always something I like. I always leave having learned something. Because of UNM's ties with the fine art photography world, you can expect to see at least one photography exhibit at any time.

Luke Davis

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Great for lectures and very great rotating exhibits!

Stephan Lopez

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
It's a cool place. Unique exhibits.