Lowriders are a New Mexico artform. The craftmanship and artistry that goes into these vehicles are amazing to see! Now the art of lowriders is getting its own museum exhibit!
A new exhibit has opened at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe celebrating the history and art of lowriders. Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico, opening May 1 (through March 5, 2017) at the New Mexico History Museum focuses on mobile works of art and their makers—home-grown New Mexicans who customize, detail, paint and upholster these favorite symbols of Hispanic culture. And yes, there will be lowriders on display!
I had the opportunity to visit this exhibit. It has three excellent examples of New Mexico lowriders on display, and a photo montage on low rider culture. I had hoped for a more extensive multimedia display. Nevertheless, it is an eye-catching exhibit and worth a visit.
New Mexico History Museum
Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Admission Free on Sunday to New Mexico residents