The Cross-Cultural Art Exchange is a project where art students from around the world collaborate to create mixed-culture art. The 2019-2020 Art Exchange was between Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA and her sister city, Lanzhou, Gansu, China. Coming Soon: The 2022-2023 Art Exchange between Albuquerque and Silver City, New Mexico; San Diego, California; Seattle, Washington; Winnipeg, Canada; and Lusaka, Zambia.

Over the course of the 2019-2020 school year, six Albuquerque students and six Lanzhou students worked together from over 7,000 miles apart to create twelve beautiful, mixed-culture paintings, bringing them to life with our defining differences.

Learn more about this project!

Our Teams


Pictured, from left to right, are Sarah Wang, Gabby Nemer, Melinda Modisette, Andrew Spears, Mackenzie Jarrell, and AnaMaria Perez


Pictured, from left to right, are 熊思琳(Leandra), 赵润德(Zhao Runde), 王子晗(William), 沈子煊(Shen Zixuan), 李佳怡(Li Jiayi), and 何一田(He Yitian)


This project was funded by the Albuquerque Academy Ogawa Community Service Leadership Award and the ACES-NM Young Asian-American Student Award


  1. You guys did a great job. The pieces showed the difference culture but also mixed the culture together. I like it very much!

  2. 这样的交流开阔眼界, 丰富思想, 不同文化的碰撞会激发深层次的想像力, 很不错的活动。

  3. Oh,boy!you did it very well! Such a great work! I really like it, it shows me so many pieces of art works which i have never seen before, really open my mind,

  4. My heart is filled with joy as I review this remarkable site and remember how fortunate I was to coach these incredible Academy students during their time at Albuquerque Academy.

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