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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.

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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.

Artventurous Events in November

Join us every Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm in the connector between the Museum of Art and the Museum of Nature & Science for a hands-on art making experience! Each month features a different art appreciation theme and a different subject each week. November’s theme is about “Birds in Art”:

November 3: Bird Sketch (Still Life)
November 10: Tissue Paper Birds
November 17: Colorful Peacocks
November 24: Origami Crane Charm

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.

Railroad Museum offers Family Events in November

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum offers a variety of programs during November that will appeal to everyone in the family. Choose an activity that fits your interests and enjoy it in our 1910 Santa Fe Depot museum. As we prepare for the holiday events, come during the last week of the month to get a sneak peek at our fabulous holiday decorations.  

Rail Readers Book Club meets at 11am on the 3rd Wednesday. On November 21, we will discuss the book I Married a Soldier by Lydia Spencer Lane. Lane originally wrote her memoirs for her family, and they have been published into a book giving a factual account of her life as the wife of a civil war lieutenant. Even if you haven’t read the book, come enjoy the lively conversation.

Adults who enjoy coloring can come to our Coloring Club between 10am – 12pm on November 9. 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.  

Family Game Day is from 10am – 12pm on Saturday, November 10. Challenge your friends to a game of Dominoes, practice your hand-eye coordination with Cup and Ball Toss, and play a variety of games that have entertained families for centuries.  

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 information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call (575) 528-3444.

“Passing Through” Exhibit opens Oct. 30

Join us Tuesday, October 30, 2018, through Saturday, February 2, 2019, for Passing Through at the Branigan Cultural Center. Artist Jimin Lee transforms photo-based images of industrial landscapes, miniature sets, and other loci otherwise ignored, into central subjects through a series of techniques that incorporate technology and craft. The result is meant to draw the observer into each piece’s narrative through texture and ambiguous imagery. Lee’s work speaks to U.S./Mexico borderlands by eliciting conversation about cross-cultural and transnational exchanges occurring every day.

The museum 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.