The Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., will host several virtual and in-person programs throughout October to celebrate “National Arts and Humanities Month,” a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of art and culture in America.
The programs are free to the public, but some will require advance registration. For information, please contact Bryan Lee by email at BLee@las-cruces.org or call 575/541-2217.
“From the Ground Up Artist Talk”
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, October 1, via Zoom
Join the Museum of Art for a virtual discussion with some of the artists featured in the From the Ground Up XXX: Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition. Attendees will learn about the artists’ work and have an opportunity to ask questions. The exhibition is on display at the Museum of Art until Saturday, October 9.
“Painting on Silk” workshop with Judy Licht
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 16, in-person program
Local artist Judy Licht will provide a workshop about painting on silk with dyes. This program is for ages 12 and older and registration is required to attend. Spaces are limited, no previous art experience is required, and supplies will be provided. Please register in-person at the Museum of Nature & Science atrium desk.
“Talk with a Curator,” featuring John Farley of the Huntington Museum of Art
1:30 p.m. Friday, October 22, via Zoom
Join the Museum of Art for a virtual discussion with John Farley, Senior Curator and Exhibition Designer at the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia. Mr. Farley will provide insights about the Near Eastern Collection, a portion of which is featured in the traveling exhibition Allure of the Near East: Treasures of the Huntington Museum of Art. The exhibition will be on display at the Las Cruces Museum of Art from Oct. 29, 2021 to Jan. 22, 2022.
“Let’s Break Some Plates (Pique Assiette)” with Susan Polka
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, Wednesday, October 27, and Friday, October 29.
Discover how to transform bits and pieces of broken dishware and pottery into beautiful mosaics with local artist Susan Polka. This program is for adults ages 18 and older and registration is required to attend. Spaces are very limited. No previous art experience is required, and supplies will be provided. Please register in-person at the Museum of Nature & Science atrium desk.
The Museum of Art is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The museum is accessible via RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1, Stop 36. For information, visit the City’s Museums System website at https://www.las-cruces.org/1523/Museums or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.