Water leak closes NHCC art museum to public

The National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum is closed to the public due to a water leak on Sunday, December 19. (Marla Brose/Diary)

The National Hispanic Cultural Center art museum is closed to the public due to a water leak on Sunday.

According to the Directorate of Cultural Affairs, a water coil in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit on the roof of the visual arts building burst, causing a water leak on the floor below.

“Staff from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs facilities were on site shortly after the rupture was discovered, water lines were shut off to limit the spread of water and emergency corrective action started,” said DCA spokesman Daniel Zillmann.

Zillmann said the Visual Arts Building and NHCC Art Museum will be closed to the public until further notice.

“The performing arts building was untouched,” he said. “Theatre operations, including upcoming performances, will continue as planned.”

In February, the NHCC Art Museum was closed due to a water leak.

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