4100 Dripping Springs Rd.
The museum is 47 acres packed with real stories about real people. The interactive museum brings to life the 3,000-year history of farming and ranching in New Mexico. Visitors can watch a cow being milked, stroll along corrals filled with livestock, enjoy gardens or watch hands-on exhibits such as blacksmithing, quilting, water dowsing and more. Living history demonstrations are occasionally offered on weekends.
A visit to the Museum provides several hours of fun combined with learning. With many exhibits and demonstrations — indoors and outside — there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Visitors of all ages will enjoy the demonstrations, such as blacksmithing, as well as our livestock tours. The demonstration schedule is subject to change, so please call ahead or check with the front desk to learn about that day’s schedule.
Many of the museum’s attractions are outdoors, so visitors are encouraged to take precautions against the sun, especially during the summer months, and dress warmly in the winter. Also, don’t forget to bring your camera.
The barns on the “South 20” portion of the campus close at 4 p.m. each day. Visitors may still walk to see the livestock until 5 p.m.
Eagle Ranch Mercantile has a variety of souvenir and gift ideas, as well as beverages and snacks. We have a spacious parking lot that is ideal for motor coaches, RVs, and trailers; however, there is no overnight parking or camping allowed.
Pets are not allowed in the Museum’s buildings, Heritage Garden, Children’s Discovery Garden, Courtyard or across the bridge where the Museum’s livestock are located. Pets are allowed in the parking lot and visitors are asked to keep them on a leash. There is some shade in the parking lot, and a grassy area on the northwest part of the lot for visitors to walk their pets.
Three new exhibits will be opening at the Las Cruces Museums on Friday, February 3. Issei and Beyond: The Nakayama Family’s Journey in the Mesilla Valley and Hillsboro Faces: A Collection
Three new exhibits will be opening at the Las Cruces Museums on Friday, February 3.
Issei and Beyond: The Nakayama Family’s Journey in the Mesilla Valley and Hillsboro Faces: A Collection of Portraits open in the Branigan Cultural Center and ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection opens in the Las Cruces Museum of Art. An opening reception will be held in both museums from 5pm to 7pm.
John Kaichiro and Tome Nakayama were issei – immigrants to the United States in the early 20th century – who settled in Las Cruces in 1918. Issei and Beyond uses personal objects and images to share the story of how the Nakayama family rose above the challenges of immigration and racial discrimination to become leading farmers and chile specialists in Las Cruces. The artifacts displayed are from the family collection stewarded by Peggy Nakayama Swoveland, who is delighted to present her family’s story to the community for the first time as a full museum exhibition. Issei and Beyond will be on exhibit at the Branigan Cultural Center through May 13.
Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main Street. Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 4:30 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm. 575-541-2154. www.las-cruces.org/museums
February 3 (Friday) 1:00 am - May 13 (Saturday) 1:00 am
Jim Rodgers’ interest in photography began at an early age using a simple Kodak camera. At age 15, he moved up to a Rolleicord twin lens reflex camera and processed
Jim Rodgers’ interest in photography began at an early age using a simple Kodak camera. At age 15, he moved up to a Rolleicord twin lens reflex camera and processed his own film, which helped develop his artistic craft. He enjoyed spending time in the museums and art galleries of his hometown of Chicago. Later, living in New York, he found inspiration at the Museum of Modern Art. He has received many awards and his photographs are part of the permanent collection of Pace University in New York City. Most of Rodgers’ images are created a short distance from where he lives.
He says, “My work is capturing the world around me. Sometimes it is a landscape or experimenting with the seldom seen, playing with light, color, time and space to create images.” He adds, “Photography is a passion and a way of expressing and communicating with others the world as I see it.”
His work will be on exhibit throughout the month of March. Every month the Doña Ana Arts Council welcomes local artists to exhibit in the El Paso Electric Gallery in the lobby of the Rio Grande Theatre. Regular exhibit hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, or to book an exhibit, call the Arts Council offices during regular working hours.
The Rio Grande Theatre is located at 211 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and is managed by the Doña Ana Arts Council. The theatre box office and Doña Ana Arts Council office are on the second floor of the theatre. Box office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to show time.
For more information or to purchase tickets online, go to www.riograndetheatre.com or call (575) 523-6403.
1 (Wednesday) 9:00 am - 31 (Friday) 5:00 pm MST
Doña Ana Arts Council(575) 523-6403 211 N Downtown Mall, Las Cruces, NM 88001
A large collection of devotional art and objects from the United Sates and Latin America, dating from 1690 to the present day, and all available for purchase. Retablos, Bultos, Santos,
A large collection of devotional art and objects from the United Sates and Latin America, dating from 1690 to the present day, and all available for purchase. Retablos, Bultos, Santos, Ex-Votos, Paintings Sculpturess, Jewelry, Crosses and Devotional Items.
Gallery Talk by Debbie Rindge, Ph.D, Art Historian “Saints and Santos” – Saturday March 25th at 11 am.
Cutter Gallery, 2640 El Paseo Road Las Cruces, 575-541-0658. Open Tuesday -Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-3
Exhibit through April 29, 2017
March 18 (Saturday) 10:00 am - April 29 (Saturday) 5:00 pm
BLINK-182 & The Naked and Famous LIVE IN LAS CRUCES, SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017 -- NMSU PAN AMERICAN CENTER, 1810 E. University Avenue. -- 7:30 pm. $36.50-52.50. -- 575-646-1420. Having sold over
BLINK-182 & The Naked and Famous
LIVE IN LAS CRUCES, SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017 — NMSU PAN AMERICAN CENTER, 1810 E. University Avenue. — 7:30 pm. $36.50-52.50. — 575-646-1420.
Having sold over 50 million albums worldwide (with over 13 million of those in the United States alone), California-based pop punk band, Blink-182, will perform live at the NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico, at 7:30 p.m
Joining Blink-182 will be indie electronic band, The Naked and Famous, whose music has been featured in Pitch Perfect, Grey’s Anatomy, True Blood, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Degrassi, and the FIFA 12 video game.
Website: BLINK-182 & The Naked and Famous
(Saturday) 7:30 am
MARCH 30-APRIL 2 THE ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL The festival will highlight short pieces, many original works, many written by local personalities. No reserved seating
MARCH 30-APRIL 2
THE ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
The festival will highlight short pieces, many original works,
many written by local personalities. No reserved seating
WHERE: Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main
Street | TIME: Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 2 pm
COST: $10 | INFO: 575-523-1200, lcctnm.org
(Thursday) 1:00 am