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Turkish Marbling Workshop, May 20, 2p

Ceramic and installation artist Sharbani Das Gupta will lead a workshop on the Turkish marbling technique known as Ebru at the Museum of Art on Saturday, May 20 at 2pm. Usually completed on paper, Das Gupta has adapted the art form for ceramics.

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Born in Mumbai, India, Das Gupta currently lives and works in Las Cruces. She studied at the National Institute of Design in Gujurat, India, and considers her herself a socio-political artist and activist. Her work in The New Romantic reflects her interest in the socio-environmental world and advocacy for a sustainable future.

The workshop is being offered in conjunction with the current exhibition The New Romantic: Visions of the 20th Century Landscape. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Participants must be at least 12 years old. To register, please visit the museum or call 575.541.3330.

Admission to the City of Las Cruces Museums are free. The museums are located downtown and are 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.

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.

May 20th at the Museums!

Looking for something to do this Saturday, May 20th? Here is a list of activities happening at your friendly, neighborhood Museums!

Artrageous – Animals:  Museum of Art, 10am-12pm. Express yourself with a different project each Saturday at the Museum of Art. In May, join us for animal-themed art projects. For information about this program, contact the museum at 575.541.2217 or museums_education@las-cruces.org.

Culture Club – Paper Plate Fans: Branigan Cultural Center, 10am-12pm. For information on this program, contact the museum at 575.541.2219 or njapel@las-cruces.org.

Animal Encounter – Birds: Museum of Nature & Science, 10:30am-11:30am. Discover animal from our local area and from around the world. Each week we will focus on a different class of animals or a special animal program. For more information, contact the Museum of Nature & Science at (575) 522-3120 or richard.quick@las-cruces.org.

Story Time: Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 11:00am-11:30am. Listen to a story and complete a related activity. Story Time is free and all ages are welcome. No registration required. For information about this program, contact the museum at 575.647.4480 or jobeer@las-cruces.org.

Scientific Fun for Families – Light Factory: Museum of Nature & Science, 11:30am. Bring your curiousity and your family to the museum for a hands-on investigation on Saturdays. These classes aim to encourage family collaboration and provide a basic understanding of scientific concepts.
For information abou this class, contact the museum at 575.522.3120 or museums_education@las-cruces.org.

Create with Consciousness: Museum of Art, 2pm-5pm. Ceramic and installation artist Sharbani das Gupta will lead participants through her creative process, discussing new techniques in her art form. Registration is required for this program and participation is limited to ages 12+. For information about this program, contact the museum at 575.541.2137 or museums_education@las-cruces.org.

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Palafitos: Building an Overwater Life in the Land of Grace, with Susan Parra, 5/11, 1p

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The New Romantic

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Summer Program is Available

Visit all four of your City of Las Cruces Museums! The Museums are free, open to the public, and ACCESSIBLE. Open: Tuesday – Friday, 10am to 4:30pm, Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm. For Summer Hours starting in June, the Museums will be open on Wednesday evenings until 7pm.

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For more information about the programs, events, and classes in this booklet, please call 575-541-3330 or email museums_education@las-cruces.org.

Reading Art Book Club will discuss Optics via Eye of the Beholder, May 10, 1:30 pm

The Las Cruces Museum of Art’s monthly Reading Art Book Club will host an open, group discussion on the book, Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing, by Laura Snyder on Wednesday, May 10, at 2:30pm in the Museum of Nature and Science classroom.

eye-of-the-beholder.jpgThrough this book, we are transported to the wonder-age of seventeenth-century Holland, as new discoveries in optics were shaping the two great geniuses of Delft―Vermeer and van Leeuwenhoek―and changing the course of art and science forever.

To jump start the discussion, the Museum of Art will show Lenses on Leeuwenhoek and David Hockney: Secret Knowledge at 1:30pm.

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 museums_education@las-cruces.org.

Admission to the City of Las Cruces Museums are free. The museums are located downtown and are 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.

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.

Art Tales, a reading of Andy Warhol’s, “Colors,” May 9, 10 am

The Las Cruces Museum of Art is pleased to offer, “Art Tales,” on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10am. Please join us on May 9 for a reading of Andy Warhol’s Colors by Susan Goldman Rubin and a squishy art activity. Colors

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.

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.