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Vamos a Explorar, Aug. 27, 10:30 am

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Free Kintsugi Workshop, Aug. 13, 2 pm

In collaboration with the Potter’s Guild of Las Cruces, the Museum of Art will feature a Kintsugi Workshop at 2pm on Saturday, August 13.

Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of golden joinery. In Japan, rather than disposing of broken ceramics, craftsmen will restore the pieces using lacquer mixed with gold, silver, or platinum. The Museum of Art will provide broken ceramics for repair, but people are also welcome to bring their own.

The current exhibition, Nature, Tradition, and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection continues through October 15, 2016.

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, Thursday from 10am to 8pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call 575.541.2137.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.

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Spanish Heritage, Reducing Plastics, & Mixed Media Workshop, Aug. 11 – 13

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Reading Art Book Club will discuss Degas, Aug. 10, 2:30 pm

The Las Cruces Museum of Art’s monthly Reading Art Book Club will have an open, group discussion on the book Degas: In Search of His Technique by Denis Rouart on August 10 at 2:30 pm. An expert on painting techniques, Rouart relates how Degas’s stylistic ambitions led him to experiment with egg tempera, gouache, pastels, and other materials.

To jump start the discussion, the Museum of Art will show the documentary The Impressionists: Degas” at 1:30 pm. This unique study of the life and times of Degas illustrates his pioneering approach to the precision of line and use of human form in space within the Impressionist movement.

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 Stephanie Abdon at 541-2217 or e-mail sabdon@las-cruces.org.

Admission to the Museum of Art free. The museum is located at 491 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, Thursday from 10am to 8pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at: museums.las-cruces.org.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.

Coloring Club for Adults, Aug. 12 & 26

It’s OK to color outside the lines or use unexpected colors! Join us during the 2nd and 4th Friday Club, meeting from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon on August 12 and 26 at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum.

Coloring books for adults are among the top selling books in the country, and countless people are discovering that this is a fun way to recapture one of the joys of childhood in a safe and relaxing environment.  Enjoy the companionship of other adults who enjoy coloring.

BYOB and C – Bring Your Own Book and Colored pencils, or use our materials. We have a wide variety of pages ready to be colored, from simple pictures to intricate designs.

Admission to the Las Cruces Railroad Museum is Free. The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, visit the website at: museums.las-cruces.org or call (575) 647-4480.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event, please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.

Brown Bag Lecture: NM Railroads & the Transition from Territory to Statehood, Aug. 9, 12 noon

Fred Friedman will present a free lecture that explores the effects railroads have had on all aspects New Mexico life, from the time prior to statehood until today. This lecture, “New Mexico’s Railroads and the Transition from Territory to Statehood,” is offered as part of the monthly Brown Bag Lecture series Tuesday, August 9 at noon at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum.

Friedman has a broad background in New Mexico railroading history. He served as head of the state’s Railroad Bureau for many years, then investigated railroad accidents throughout the country for law firms. After retirement he acted as an expert witness in railroad cases. He is responsible for dozens of reports and studies associated with railroad freight and passenger service in New Mexico and throughout the United States.

He has authored numerous works about New Mexico railroad history, including subjects such as Santa Fe County Railroads, 1880 to the Present; The Zuni Mountain Railroad; and Railroad Depots of New Mexico. He is currently researching the subject of Native American railroad workers, known as “steel gangs.” Friedman lives in Santa Fe and is a board member of the Historical Society of New Mexico.

This program is sponsored by a grant from the Historical Society of New Mexico.

Admission to the Railroad Museum is free. The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, visit the website at museums.las-cruces.org or call (575) 647-4480.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.

Free Back to School Workshop, August 6, 10am

The free Back to School Workshop, being held on Saturday, August 6, from 10am to 1pm at Branigan Cultural Center, will teach families the benefits of recycling and reusing plastics in their lives.

This will be a fun and interactive workshop for families where attendees will learn how to convert a plastic gallon milk jug into a convenient supply box.

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The workshop will be presented in conjunction with the Plastics Unwrapped exhibit which runs until August 20.

Plastics Unwrapped examines how plastics have changed the world, through a range of topics. Discover what life was like before plastics, how they are made, why they’re so convenient and beneficial to use, and what happens after we throw them away. Understand what the recycling numbers mean on plastic items, and learn about promising breakthroughs in science that are changing the role of plastic in our lives.

Admission is free to the Branigan Cultural Center located at 501 North Main Street. Hours of operations are Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, Thursday from 10am to 8pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at: museums.las-cruces.org or call 575-541-2154.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event, please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.

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