Join the Museum of Nature & Science on Saturday May 2 at 1pm for a special presentation about bones by one of their work study students, Joseph Moreno. This student workshop is free and open to all ages.
The skeletal system is something we use every day without thinking much about, but it actually does a lot more than simply hold your body upright. In fact, it’s used differently by every animal that has one! We will explore the many forms and features of the skeleton and how they’re used by both humans and our fellow animals. Like the rest of our body, our skeleton grows with us and can also suffer from diseases. Learn how to keep your bones healthy and discover some of the weirder facts about bones! A hands-on activity will be available for younger participants.
The museum is located at 411 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, visit the website at:
http://las-cruces.org/museums or call (575)522-3120.
Join the Las Cruces Railroad Museum for their sixth annual Railroad Days, April 24 & 25, 2015 (10-4 pm each day). All festivities celebrate Las Cruces’ railroading past, present, and future. Throughout the two-day event, the Dona Ana Modular Railroad Club will have their model train layouts running and staff will be on hand to answer questions relating to railroading’s rich history.
The Centennial Caboose will be on display for viewing as restoration efforts continue on this historic piece of rolling stock. In addition to the caboose, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will be bringing equipment that will be available for viewing (no rides) on Saturday. Inside the museum, we will have Harvey Girl reenactors from the Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso, and the Deming, Truth or Consequences and Columbus museums will also have booths set up.
Prior to Saturday’s big events; Friday, April 24, is Students’ Day with special tours by appointment for groups and activities for the kids throughout the day.
The Museum is regularly open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Event is free and open to the public. The Railroad Museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street (at Las Cruces Ave.). For information, please see http://museums.las-cruces.org or call 575-647-4480.
The Las Cruces Museum of Art and the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces have issued a Call for Submissions for From the Ground Up XXVI Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition. Submissions are open to ceramic artists living and working in states in the Rocky Mountain Time Zone region of the US (NM, TX, AZ, UT, CO, WY, ID and MT). The exhibition runs August 7 – October 24, 2015.
Artists may submit up to 4 works for consideration. The submission fee is $30, payable to the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces. Awards include cash prizes and Museum Purchase Awards. This year’s juror is studio artist Marcia Selsor.
The deadline for submissions is postmark-date May 8, 2015. The full prospectus and submission form are available online at www.pottersguildlc.com. For more information, contact Exhibitions Curator Joy Miller at email@example.com.
The Branigan Cultural Center (BCC) seeks proposals for solo and group exhibitions to be presented in 2016. The BCC encourages proposals of regional artistic, historical, or social interest consistent with its mission: “The Branigan Cultural Center is dedicated to engaging our visitors in the rich heritage of the Southwest and the world at large through artistic, cultural, and historical exhibitions and programs.”
Please visit www.las-cruces.org/museums to find proposal requirements. Necessary forms include (as PDFs):
To apply, email your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, April 24, 2015 at 5pm.
Incomplete or late proposals will not be accepted.
For more information, please visit our website www.las-cruces.org/museums The Branigan Cultural Center is located at the north end of Main Street (across from the Museum of Art) in Las Cruces, NM at 501 N. Main Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm.
The Las Cruces Railroad Museum will host a lecture at noon on Tuesday, April 14. Prince McKenzie, commissioner of the El Paso County Historical Commission and founder of the Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso, will present The Cultural Legacy of the Transcontinental Railroad in the Southwest.
McKenzie is a descendent of a pioneer family that came to this area in 1881 to help with the building of the railroads. In the 1880s, four railroads were built in the El Paso area: the Santa Fe; Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio (GH&SA); Texas Pacific; and the Southern Pacific. The impact their arrival had on this area was enormous. Shipping goods in from eastern factories, opening new markets for local goods and produce, and simplifying passenger travel, all helped change the region.
Light refreshments served. For more information, please call 575/647-4480.
The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street, at the intersection of Las Cruces Ave.
The All-City High Schools Senior Show 2015 opens in the Museum of Art on Friday, April 10 and continues through Saturday, April 18. An artists’ reception and awards presentation will be held on Friday, April 17, from 5-7pm. The exhibition will feature works in a broad variety of art media and culinary arts. Participating artists are graduating seniors from Las Cruces area high schools – Las Cruces High, Mayfield, Onate, Centennial, and Alma d’Arte.
The Museum of Art, 491 N. Main Street, is located at the north end of the Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The exhibits and events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Museum of Art at (575) 541-2137 or visit las-cruces.org/museums.
Join members of the Foundation for Las Cruces Museums (FLCM) at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 4:30pm at the Branigan Cultural Center. New Foundation members are always welcome. More information on the foundation is available at foundationlcm.com/membership.
FLCM meetings are usually held the third Wednesday of the month, at 4:30pm.