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Pre-K Program at MoNaS, Thursdays, 9am

Join the Museum of Nature and Science every Thursday from 9am-10am for an hour of exploration designed specifically for your Pre-K children. No registration is required and the events are free of charge.  Parents are asked to stay with their children throughout the program.

November 30 – “Nature Kids” will explore colorful leaves through hands on activities.

Nature is Good for You

The museum is located at 411 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm. and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm.  For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call (575) 522-3120.

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Digital Scavenger Hunt, Saturday, 11/18, 10:30am

Join the Museum of Art for a Digital Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, November 18th from
10:30am-12:30pm. Bring the family and some friends to participate in this digital
scavenger hunt through our museums and the downtown Farmer’s Market. All you need
is a cell phone or digital camera, and we’ll provide your checkoff list.

digital-scavenger

The hunt will correlate with the current photography exhibition at the Museum of Art,
entitled, Art in the Detail: 20th Century Masters of Photography-Syracuse University Art
Gallery. The challenge is to be creative with your photography and focus on the unique
detail of each item. Also, test your photography skills by staging a still life photo!

Afterwards, enjoy viewing the photographs of other participants and take a guided tour
of the exhibition. Meet in the Courtyard of the Museum of Art at 10:15am to register.
Admission to the Museum of Art is free. The museum is located at 491 North Main
Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday from
9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at museums.las-cruces.org.

Artrageous! Saturdays, 10a

Join the Museum of Art every Saturday from 10am-12pm for a free art appreciation activity! For the month of November, the theme is “Folk Art.” Please join us for Artrageous! held in the atrium of the Museum of Nature and Science.

November 18 – Paper Mola: Panama inspired folk art
November 25 – Wycinanki (vee-chee- non-kee): Polish paper cutting
design

Admission to the Museum of Art is free. The museum is located at 491 N Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information on the exhibition and related programming, visit the
website at: museums.las-cruces.org or call 575.541.2137.

Art in the Detail: 20th Century Masters of Photography

Art in the Detail: 20th Century Masters of Photography, featuring works from the
Syracuse University Art Galleries, opens in the Museum of Art on Friday, November 3,
and continues through Saturday, January 20, 2018. An opening reception will be held
on Friday, November 3, from 5pm to 8pm. The exhibition highlights a selection of
photographs from the 20th century, exploring texture, light, and objects. Included are
masters Imogene Cunningham, Aaron Siskind, Wynn Bullock, and Barbara Morgan

Also on exhibit will be From the Collection: From the Ground Up; Two Decades of
Ceramic Art. Ceramic works purchased from “From the Ground Up” exhibits from 1996
to the present will be displayed. Fifteen artists from the Rocky Mountain region of the
U.S. will be represented, including Las Cruces artists Mari Blacker, Jan Preston Archey,
and Suzanne Kane.

The museum is located at 491 N. Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from
10am – 4:30pm and Saturday from 9am – 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the
website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call 575-541- 2137.

Tom Lea’s Murals in New Mexico and Texas in the 1930s, Oct. 14, 11a

October is Tom Lea month and the Branigan Cultural Center will host a special
lecture to honor Lea and his work. Dr. Debora Rindge will present a lecture entitled
“Tom Lea’s Murals in New Mexico and Texas in the 1930s” on Saturday, October 14 at 11am at the Branigan Cultural Center.

Tom Lea was known as an extraordinary muralist, illustrator, war correspondent,
portraitist, landscapist, novelist and historian. His murals, dating from the 1930s,
express the history and character of distinct regions of the United States and are
found on the walls of public buildings from Washington, D.C. to El Paso, Texas. As
an eye-witness artist correspondent for LIFE magazine during World War II, Tom
Lea traveled more than 100,000 miles to record U.S. and Allied soldiers, sailors and
airmen waging war worldwide. He wrote and illustrated bestselling novels, The
Brave Bulls and The Wonderful Country, and a dozen other books about subjects as
diverse as mountaineering in Wyoming, horse training in 16th century New Spain,
and the history of the King Ranch. His paintings depict remote and exotic places
from Ecuador to China, but primarily capture subjects found near his home on the
border between Mexico and Texas.

Dr. Debora Rindge is an art historian and founder of the consulting firm, Mirari, in
Las Cruces, New Mexico. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland,
was a Professor and Gallery Director for many years, and a Fulbright Scholar in
American Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She is a specialist in Art of
the American West, and in 2004 she and William Thompson co-authored the
catalogue and co-curated the national travelling exhibit, Light from the Sky: A Tom
Lea Retrospective, 1907-2001.

Admission to the Branigan Cultural Center is free. The museum is located at 501
North Main Street and is open Tuesday – Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, and
Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at
museums.las-cruces.org or call 575.541.2154.

7th Annual Cultural Bazaar, Oct. 7, 10a

The Branigan Cultural Center will be celebrating the diversity in our local community on Saturday, October 7 from 10am to 1pm at the seventh annual Cultural Bazaar. Registration is not required and the event is free.

Branigan Cultural Bazaar

This family event features the traditions, art, dance, clothing, and other customs of more than a dozen cultures represented in Las Cruces. Student groups from NMSU and other community partners will be present demonstrating traditional customs. There will be opportunities to listen to music from a range of countries, learn about different cultures and customs, and appreciate the wide range of diverse cultures and nationalities found within Las Cruces.

Admission to the Branigan Cultural Center is free. The museum is located at 501 North Main Street and is open Tuesday – Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call 575.541.2154.

“The Origin and Mission of the National Border Patrol Museum,” Oct. 10, 12p

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum hosts a free Brown Bag Lecture at 12pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. On October 10, David Ham, Acting Director of the National Border Patrol Museum in El Paso, will present “The Origin and Mission of the U.S. Border Patrol Museum.”

The only Border Patrol museum in the United States is located in El Paso, TX, and relates the history of the organization from its early beginnings in the Old West, into the high-tech Patrol of today. The idea for this museum was initially proposed in 1978 by a group of retired Border Patrol Inspectors. It opened in 1985 in a basement in El Paso, and over the years has grown and evolved into the building where it has been housed since 1994.

Ham, a retired Border Patrol Agent with 31 years of service, began his career in Columbus, NM and retired from El Paso, TX. In addition to being Acting Director, he is also currently the president of the Board of Governors of the National Border Patrol Museum.

The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday 9am to 4:30pm.

Visit the website http://las-cruces.org/museums or call (575) 647-4480, for additional information.