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1st Friday Art Ramble Tonight!

1st Friday Art Ramble

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Artrageous in July, Saturday Mornings, 10 AM

Join us every Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm in the atrium 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. July’s theme is about the “Pop Art Movement”.

July 7 – Andy Warhol
July 14 – Jasper Johns
July 21 – Roy Lichtenstein
July 28 – Pop Collage

The museum is located at 491 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, Wednesdays 10am to 8pm, and Saturdays from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, call 575-541-2137.

Solar Cars for Saturday Family Science, 7/7, 11:45 AM

The Museum of Nature & Science presents “Saturday Family Science – Solar Cars” Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11:45am. The program is free and open to the public.

Explore the technology behind solar energy and work as a team to assemble your own solar powered basswood racecar. Experiment with gears, pulley systems, and solar cell positioning to build the most efficient car.

“Saturday Family Science” is offered monthly, encouraging families to work as a team, problem solve, and experiment through participating in a wide range of STEM activities led by museum staff and volunteers.

The museum is located at 411 N. Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, Wednesday from 10am to 8pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm.

Gallery Highlight at the Museum of Art, July 7, 1 PM

Join Education Curator Bryan Lee on Saturday, July 7, from 1pm to 3pm and explore the mixed media of the Here & Now Regional Juried Exhibition. Walk the gallery, share ideas, exchange opinions, and consider different perspectives about the works of art in the exhibition. Here & Now will be on exhibit at the Las Cruces Museum of Art through July 21, 2018.

Here & Now is a collaborative exhibition with the New Mexico State University Art Gallery which has additional artwork on display through July 14, 2018.

The museum is located at 491 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, Wednesdays 10am to 8pm, and Saturdays from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, call 575-541-2137.

Extended Summer Hours reminder!

The Las Cruces Museum System offers special extended hours and activities this summer. All four City museums – the Branigan Cultural Center, Museum of Art, Museum of Nature & Science, and the Railroad Museum – will be open on Wednesday evenings until 8pm, June through August. Enjoy special film screenings, lectures, activities, and crafts such as Bingo Night at the Cultural Center or Open Mic Night at Museum of Art. Please call us, visit the website, or find us on social media @lcmuseums to get the full calendar of evening events.

Admission to the Las Cruces Museum System is free. The museums are open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. Enjoy special summer evening hours June through August when the museums are open until 8pm on Wednesdays. For additional information, visit the website at museums.las-cruces.org or call 575.522.3120.

“Remember the Braceros – Personal Accounts” presented by Raymond Cobos

Join the Branigan Cultural Center for a presentation and reenactment of Bracero stories. The program “Remember the Braceros-Personal Accounts” is presented by Raymond Cobos on Friday, July 6, at 5:30pm during the First Friday Ramble.

Immediately following the presentation by Mr. Cobos, patrons will have the unique opportunity to speak with actors portraying specific Bracero workers researched by Raymond Cobos. Actors include Zach Castillo, Hugo Sanchez, Gilbert Paéz, Steve Duran, Nadine Hartwell, and Steve Aquino. Music from the time will be performed by Music Alegre’s Olivia Paéz, Martha Griffin, Deborah Oliver, and July McClure. Spanish guitar will be played by Lazaro Castro.

Admission is free to the Branigan Cultural Center, located at 501 N. Main Street. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, Wednesday from 10am to 8pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm.

Braceros: Melding History and Art exhibit discussion , July 6, 5 PM

Join the Branigan Cultural Center Friday, July 6 at 5pm for our First Friday Ramble and a discussion by exhibit collaborator Raymond Cobos. After the discussion, Mr. Cobos will lead a group outside to meet Bracero re-enactors who will be answering questions and sharing their stories.

The Bracero Program ran from 1942 through 1964 to meet the demands of agriculture and the railroad industry that was hit by a massive labor shortage caused by World War II. This massive effort to help feed the U.S. brought over 4.5 million immigrant workers to the united states from Mexico.

Braceros: Melding History and Art features sculptures by Diana LeMarbe accompanied by Jeri Desrocher’s paintings and historical research by Raymond Cobos help bring together art and history to tell a visual story of the men in the Bracero Program.

Admission is free to the Branigan Cultural Center, located at 501 N. Main Street. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, Wednesday from 10am to 8pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm.