MEDIA RELEASE – High school students partner with museum to build Pride exhibit

June 14, 2024

     Nathan Johnson
     Director of Programs

Nathan Johnson, director of programs at NMHIM, works with La Cueva High School students to prepare the Burque Pride exhibit

The grand opening for Burque Pride, the newest exhibit of the New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum (NMHIM), will be held on June 22nd at 2 p.m. NMHIM mentored students from La Cueva High School to research, design, and install a new exhibit on the main museum floor. It tells the history of the LGBTQ+ community in New Mexico and includes panels, an interactive timeline, and historic photographs from throughout New Mexico.

The exhibit is part of the New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum’s arts integrated curricula, geared at educating local students on the history of intolerance and injustice, while encouraging creativity and critical thinking. Students researched the history of the LGBTQ+ community using academic sources, compiled an exhibit proposal with panel breakdowns and themes, and designed the exhibit layouts. The museum facilitated several in-class workshops and hosted an installation with students at the museum.

The museum’s Director of Programs, Nathan Johnson, and Education Intern, Alexander King, oversaw the project with La Cueva teacher Sharmila Goradia. The exhibit kickstarted a new arts integrated program. The panels will remain in the museum until the next student exhibit project is completed.


New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum, 616 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102


Saturday, June 22, 2 p.m. – Exhibit runs through mid-September


Please click here to RSVP for the grand opening event.