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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.

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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.

“Frankenstein200” Family Event, Oct. 27

The Museum of Nature & Science presents “Frankenstein200,” in honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s book, Frankenstein. Hands-on activities that encourage creativity, innovation, and imagination will be set up among the museum’s exhibits. The event takes place on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10am-12pm, and is free and open to the public.

Guests will experiment with exciting maker activities related to robotics, genetic engineering, and electricity. By investigating simple machines, electrical currents, and designing their own “Frankenstein creature” participants will confront the same questions and ideas that bedeviled the fictional Victor Frankenstein on a dark and stormy night two centuries ago.

Frankenstein200 is a national research project led by Arizona State University and funded by the National Science Foundation (under Grant Number 1516684) that uses Mary Shelley’s enduring tale of creation and responsibility to foster interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in informal settings. Through an original digital narrative, hands-on activities at 51 museums and science centers nationwide, and the expertise of a community of makers, tinkerers, and citizen scientists from around the globe, Frankenstein200 is an integrated transmedia experience designed to inspire deeper understanding, ability, and engagement with science-in-society topics. Learn more at http://frankenstein200.org/

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.

“World War I” Exhibit by William Alford opens Oct. 19

Join us at the Branigan Cultural Center Friday, October 19, 2018, through Saturday, January 5, 2019, for World War I by community history enthusiast William Alford. This exhibit features Mr. Alford’s WWI memorabilia collection thematically organized by participatory countries. Mr. Alford’s collaboration with the Cultural Center is an example of our continued commitment to integrate community input into our exhibits.

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, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at museums.las-cruces.org or call 575-541-2154.

Grown Up Game Night – Caught Red Handed – Oct. 19

The Museum of Nature & Science presents “Grown Up Game Night – Pandemic,” Friday, October 19, 2018 from 6pm-8pm. The program is free and open to adults ages 18 and over.

“Grown Up Game Night” allows adult museum visitors after-hours access to the Museum of Nature & Science galleries, and activities just for adults. Participants will work in teams of four to six to defeat numerous global disease outbreaks in the board game Pandemic. Whether you are the “quarantine specialist” or the “contingency planner” your board game skills will be put to the test to save humanity.

The museum 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.

8th Annual Cultural Bazaar, Oct. 20

Join the Branigan Cultural Center and NMSU International and Border Programs in celebrating culture and diversity in our community at the Eighth Annual Cultural Bazaar on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 9am to 1pm in the courtyard of the Branigan Cultural Center.

The Cultural Bazaar showcases the unique traditions of dozens of cultures represented in the Las Cruces community. Activities, arts and crafts, and performances for all ages will be presented by NMSU student organizations such as the Bangladesh Student Association, Confucius Institute, Indian Student Association, Iranian Student Organization, and more. Meet and experience the cultures that come together to make Las Cruces a welcoming and diverse community.  

Admission is free to the Branigan Cultural Center, located at 501 North Main Street. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For addition information call (575) 541-2154.