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“Birds in Art” with the LC Museum of Art and the Nature Center, Dec. 1

On Saturday, December 1, from 1pm to 3pm join Destry Kissick, interim Curator of Living Collections at the Museum of Nature & Science, as we explore the origins of scientific names and the taxonomic classification of select birds featured in the exhibition Birds in Art. Afterwards participants are invited to tour the gallery and identify the birds that were highlighted during the presentation.

Birds in Art is a traveling exhibition organized by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, and showcases international artists interpreting birds and related subject matter. The exhibition opens in the Museum of Art on Tuesday, November 20 and will be on display until January 12, 2019.

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

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What’s Your Las Cruces? at the Munson Senior Center on Nov. 28

Join us Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 1pm to 4pm, at the Munson Senior Center at 975 Mesquite Street, for an afternoon of memory sharing with What’s Your Las Cruces?  

What’s Your Las Cruces? is a Branigan Cultural Center project that seeks the community’s participation to develop an exhibit about Las Cruces. This project aims to highlight Las Cruces communities through photographs, objects and stories. Event organizers encourage the public to bring their fondest Las Cruces related memories and memorabilia. Museum staff will digitize your photographs, family heirlooms, and documents. This will also include stations to record oral histories.

The Branigan Cultural Center is located at 501 N. 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 575.541.2154.

December Events for the Whole Family at the LC Railroad Museum

The holidays come early at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum. Santa will arrive at 1pm on Saturday, December 1. He and his elves will be available to visit with families until 4pm. Free cookies and cider, as well as children’s crafts and special holiday trains, combine to create magic for families, many of whom return year after year for this tradition.

As part of the Downtown Ramble, the Railroad Museum will be open on Friday, December 7, from 5-8 pm. Come enjoy an evening display of holiday lights, music, and specially decorated trains.

Many of our regular programs will not be held in December to allow for many special events and tours. Adults who enjoy coloring can come to our Coloring Club between 10am – 12pm on December 28. This is a chance to enjoy socializing with other adults while expressing yourself creatively.  Bring your own supplies or use our coloring pages and colored pencils.

The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30 pm and Saturdays 9am to 4:30pm.   For additional event information, visit the the LCM Facebook event page or call (575) 528-3444.

STEAMpunk – Granville Woods, Inventor and Engineer, Nov. 17

The Museum of Nature & Science presents, “STEAMpunk – Granville Woods,” Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:45am. The program is free and open to the public. The content and activities are intended for ages 7-12.

Granville1Granville Woods was an American inventor and engineer who is most known for inventing the multiplex telegraph, a crucial development in transportation and communication. His telegraph allowed train stations to communicate with moving trains, making train transport much safer. Participants will learn about Woods’ contributions to communication and transportation through demonstrations and hands on activities.

“STEAMpunk” is offered monthly, highlighting the work of an historic scientist through hands on exploration.

The Museum of Nature & Science is located at 411 N. 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.

Teen Science Café: Geography and GIS, Nov. 17

The Museum of Nature & Science invites all middle and high school students to “Teen Science Café: Geography and GIS” with Bureau of Land Management geographer, Ray Hewitt, Thursday, November 17, 2018 from 5:30pm-7pm. Dinner will be provided, and the event is free.

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Geographic Information System (GIS) is an incredible tool that allows scientists and researchers to analyze spatial and geographic data. Whether you are interested in criminal statistics, land use, wildlife habitats, or traffic patterns, GIS can help manage and interpret information. Teen Science Café participants will see firsthand how GIS can provide a visual interpretation of data and talk with Mr. Hewitt, a professional who uses this technology every day.

Teen Science Café is a free, fun way for teens to explore the advances in science and technology and meet with STEM professionals to learn about career options for their future. Teens participate in discussion and hands-on activities for deeper exploration of topics they choose.

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Admission to the Museum of Nature & Science is free. 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.

“Birds in Art” Exhibit opens Nov. 20

Join us Tuesday, November 20, 2018, through Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, for Birds in Art, a traveling exhibit from the Lee Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin.

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Innovative artistic approaches and intriguing mediums – from bronze, wood, and Montana dendritic steatite to watercolor, oil, pyrography, and solar etching – convey the character, essence, and surroundings of birds. The annual “Birds in Art” exhibition features dynamic and contemplative interpretations of avian marvels via original paintings, sculptures, and graphics created within the last three years.

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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, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call 575.541.2137.

“50 Women Artists You Should Know,” Reading Art Book Club, Nov. 14, 2 pm

The Reading Art Book Club meets next on Wednesday, November 14, at 2pm in the Las Cruces Museum of Art. Please note this slightly earlier start time. This month’s selection is 50 Women Artists You Should Know by Christiane Weidemann.

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This book offers more than 500 years of achievements in art by women. This beautifully produced, richly detailed, and comprehensive survey of fifty influential women artists from the Renaissance to the Post-Modern era details their vast contributions to the art world. From the Early Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and the seventeenth-century illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian to Impressionists Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, and to modern icons such as Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe and Louise Bourgeois, the most important female artists are profiled in this book in chronologically arranged double-page spreads. There is a succinct biography for each artist, together with information outlining her accomplishments and influence, additional resources for further study, and, best of all, brilliant full-color reproductions of the artists’ works. Packed with information, this stunning and absorbing book showcases the remarkable artistic contributions of women throughout history.

The Reading Art Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. Join us even if you haven’t read the book! For more information or for details on book selections, contact Bryan Lee, Museum Curator of Education at Museum of Art, at 575-541-2217 or blee@las-cruces.org.

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