With four museums and six monuments, the nonprofit Museum of New Mexico Foundation keeps the state's artistic and cultural heritage alive with enthralling permanent collections, exhibits, and events. Art aficionados can marvel at more than 20,000 works by artists with strong ties to the state in the New Mexico Museum of Art, check out more than 1,300 artifacts in the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and attempt to tape their “lost cat” flyers to more than 100,000 items culled from 100 countries at the Museum of International Folk Art. Meanwhile, the New Mexico History Museum’s 30,000-square-foot exhibition space covers topics ranging from the Santa Fe Trail to World War II through art, maps, and photographs.
After each museum visit, guests can stop by the Coronado State Monument, which marks the spot where Coronado and his crew entered the Rio Grande Valley in search of the Seven Cities of Gold and their lost car keys. The foundation's sextet of monuments also includes the stone ruins of a 500-year-old Indian village at Jemez and exhibits on frontier and military life at Fort Selden.
You'll spend your first half hour on terra firma, covering basic maneuvers such as turns, climbs, and descents, as well as entry-level safety tips (stay away from the ground). After your earthly lessons, you'll strap into the cockpit of one of Sierra's airplanemobiles, such as the Cessna 172 or Diamond DA40, and put what you've learned to the test. These safe, sturdy workhorses of the clouds feature a high wing design that provides excellent, beginner-friendly stability and unobstructed, beautiful views of the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo mountains, ideal for distracting meddlesome backseat pilots.
At Sundance Aviation, shimmering fiberglass gliders soar up to 18,000 feet above see level as they cruise over the New Mexico desert. Pilots navigate gliders such as the modern fiberglass Grob 103 high above the air, riding thermal in the summer and mountain wave lifts in the winter. Pilots offer easy-going, scenic tours as well as more acrobatic flights that take passengers on a series of multiple loops, wing-overs, chandelles, and deep stalls.
Tina Tapia, the owner of Adorabella Beauty Academy and of her own salon, knows that hands-on experience is key for students perfecting the arts of cosmetology, barbering, and nail technology. Accordingly, the pupils at Adorabella transform manes and nails under the close supervision and guidance of a licensed instructor. They wield Paul Mitchell products as they color tresses, relax curls, or perm limp locks. Those in the nail-technology program pamper fingertips with nail art, CND manicures, and fiberglass wraps. The academy teaches classes in both English and Spanish, enabling talented students who speak either language to pursue their dreams of speaking either language in the dreams where they are doing Selena's hair.
Omniac Education is the premier Albuquerque resource for Test Preparation, Academic Tutoring, and College Consulting. Combining a wealth of knowledge with a passion for teaching, our instructors help thousands of students each year to boost their grades, test scores, and overall college applications.
The Instituto Cervantes, founded in 1991 by the Spanish government to facilitate a better understanding of Spanish and Latin American culture, offers online classes that build fluency and increase familiarity with the diverse Spanish-speaking world. Their language tutorials range from introductory lessons to advanced literature courses, which immerse fluent speakers in notable Spanish texts and let authorial ghosts reminisce on how awesome their writing was. The Instituto Cervantes also hosts regular cultural events, such as Hispanophone movies, concerts, and art displays.
At ABQ School of Massage Therapy and ABQ Massage Clinic, couples can hit the tables while the hands of licensed and experienced therapists soothe bodies and minds or hone their muscle-molding skills in massage courses. In one-hour massages, which take place in the clinic, professional and licensed therapists cater to duos with full-body massages that aim to foster better sleep and pudding impersonations. Patrons relax as hands wander across backs and give personalized attention to problem areas and cater to clients' preferred levels of pressure.