October 2018

At the Museum

See also: Southwest Art Scene

History Lessons

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Centennial Museum — University at Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 747-6667 or museum.utep.edu.
  Showing through Jan. 4: “Rations, Rights and Rivets: Experiencing World War II in El Paso,” featuring historic pieces such as newspaper clippings, photographs, ration books and transcribed oral histories about life on the border during the war. The war impacted UTEP in various ways, with more women enrolled as students and the research efforts to help the war effort.

El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.
  The museum was temporarily closed in late September due to flooding; call to find out its reopening status.

El Paso Museum of Archaeology — 4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west of U.S. 54).The museum will be closed through Nov. 16 for improvements. Guests may still use the parking lot to hike the trails. Information: 755-4332 or elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/.

El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and city holidays. Museum admission is free. Information: 212-0320, elpasotexas.gov/history or on Facebook.
  Showing through Oct. 28 is “On Location: Making Movies in the Borderland,” spanning 100 years of cinema on the border with shooting scripts, posters and various artifacts and other memorabilia.
  First Thursday free yoga is 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1.
  A free talk on “Currency in Action” is 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, wit the International Coin Club of El Paso.
  “History on the Run” walking tour of Early El Paso Movie Theatres on El Paso Street starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Plaza Theatre, 125 W. Mills. Cost: $10 ($5 museum members).

Magoffin Home State Historic Site — 1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visitor Center is at 1117 Magoffin; closed Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m. Cost: $7 ($6 seniors 65 and older; $4 ages 6-18; free ages 5 and younger). Admission is free to Visitor Center. Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffinhome.com or Facebook.
• Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Squash Pies Cooking Classes is 10 a.m. (family-friendly) and 1 p.m. (for adults), Saturday, Oct. 6. $5.
• A free Braintrust Bag Lunch mini-lecture is noon Wednesday, Oct. 10. Speakers to be announced.
• Tom Lea Month Magoffin Home Tour is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Includes walk-through of the home, cowboy storytelling outside, and hot cocoa and coffee by a campfire.
• Yoga is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 and 27. Free.
• “Make-a-Thing” arts and crafts are 10 a.m. the third Thursday of each month (Oct. 18). Cost: $10.
• Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, to discuss “Dracula” by Bram Stoker (1897). $5.

National Border Patrol Museum and Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 759-6060 or borderpatrolmuseum.com.

War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and military; free for children under 12. Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-museum.com.

Las Cruces area

Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 541-2154, las-cruces.org/museums or on Facebook.
  Showing through Oct. 13: “Melding History and Art — The Bracero Program,” an exhibit by Diana LeMarbe, Jeri Desrochers and Raymond Cobos. Exhibit features sculptures, paintings and historic photographs on the two-nation guest worker program.
  Showing Oct. 2-Feb. 16: “Lightning Field,” digital imagery by Ken Morgan, depicting his envisioning of a lightning storm at Walter de Maria’s Lightning Field.
  Showing Oct. 5-Jan. 19: “Four Generations, Four Languages,” featuring Mexican artists of different generations.
   Showing Oct. 30-Feb. 2: “Passing Through,” paintings by artist Jimin Lee on the theme of mobility, displacement, and labor.
  The 8th annual Cultural Bazaar is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, with art, dance, clothing, and other customs of more than a dozen cultures represented in Las Cruces.
  History Notes Lecture Series is 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, with “The Messiah from New Mexico: Francis Schlatter” by Jeff Schwehn.
  Culture Club arts and crafts events are 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, focusing on a different culture each month.
  Geography Club meets 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays to learn about the U.S. through arts and crafts.
  Explore New Mexico trips for grades 6-8 depart at 8 a.m. every other Saturday. Registration is free, but deadline for participants is the Wednesday before departure; space is limited.

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 522-3120 or las-cruces.org/museums.
  Grownup Game Nights are 6 p.m. Friday Oct. 19, with “Pandemic.” Age 18 and older welcome.
  STEAMpunk lecture is 11:45 Saturday, Oct. 20 on Florence Bascom (Geology).
  World Animal Day events are 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29, and National Fossil Day activities are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13.
  A lecture on Paleontology in New Mexico is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, as part of the Active Galaxy Lecture Series.
  Frankenstein200 robot building event is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27.

Las Cruces Railroad Museum — 351 N. Mesilla. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. Admission is free. Information: (575) 528-3444 or museums.las-cruces.org.
  Brown Bag Lecture on the Lake Valley ghost town “Boom to Bust” is noon Tuesday, Oct. 9, with Marie McGrath, Education Curator at the Branigan Cultural Center.
  The Doña Ana Modular Railroad Club will have their H-O modular train display operating Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20.
  Story and craft for all ages is 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, and Mrs. Prickett and her puppets will engage pre-school children with a book and activity at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.
  Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon the Second Saturday of each month (Oct. 13).
  Adults coloring group meets 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 12 and 26.

NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum — 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age 4-17; free for museum members, veterans and children age 3 and under. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
  Historian Stefanie Beninato will speak on “New Mexico Land Grants & Water Rights” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, as part of the museum’s Cultural Series. Admission to the presentation is free.
  A new “Saddle Makers of the Southwest” exhibit is featured inside the Museum’s Horse & Cattle Barn, showcasing the art of saddle making and highlighting four legendary saddle makers. It also includes a leather-stamping activity for children.
  Showing through Dec. 2 in the Arts Corridor is “Jacob Pfeiffer: My Long Journey,” an exhibit of oil paintings.
  Showing through March 9, 2019: “Dressed for the Occasion,” featuring women’s clothing from the pioneer days of the 1870s to the Depression Era of the 1930s.
  Meet the Producer exhibit in the Horse & Cattle Barn currently features Jinglebob Land & Cattle LLC of Anthony, N.M.
  Mesilla Valley Weaver’s Guild hosts a weaving class for participants aged 14 to adults 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Class fee: $15; bring a sack lunch. Space is limited; registration required: LuAnn Kilday, (575) 522-4100 or luannr.kilday@state.nm.us.
  A Heritage Cooking Class is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27, to make Day of the Dead Bread in an 1890s vintage wood-burning cook stove. All ages welcome to participate; free with paid museum admission.

NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art Center, 1390 E. University Ave, NMSU. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. Designated gallery parking free on weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays. Information: (575) 646-2545 or uag.nmsu.edu.
  Showing Oct. 4 through December: “Superbloom,” examining the complicated effects the Cold War and nuclear testing have had on the Southwest American landscape and the global psyche. Comprised of oil paintings, large-format watercolors, digital works and a multi-channel video. Opening is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4.
  The gallery hosts an Aikido performance 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.


Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301 S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Free. Information: (575) 546-2382 or lunacountyhistoricalsociety.com

Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($2.50 students 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger). Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600 or geronimospringsmuseum.com.

Hubbard Museum of the American West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Admission: $7 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 children 6-16). Information: (575) 378-4142, hubbardmuseum.org or on Facebook.

Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free. Information: (432) 837-8143, museum@sulross.edu or museumofthebigbend.com.
  Showing through Dec. 16: “Erin Hanson: Impressions of Big Bend Country,” featuring modern impressionistic oil paintings inspired by explorations and hiking trips in and around Big Bend National Park.

New Mexico Museum of Space History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4 ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free). Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840 or nmspacemuseum.org.
  The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m. the first Friday of each month. The Oct. 5 lecture is “Live From Outer Space: The Flight of Apollo 7” by Museum Executive Director Christopher Orwoll. Admission is free; coffee and donuts provided.
  Science Saturday events for kids and their parents are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13, with planetarium programs and more.
  The museum will host around trip to the Trinity Site 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, with guided tours and brownbag lunch. Ticket information and reservations: (575) 437-2840 ext. 41132
  See “Film Scene” for the IMAX schedule.

Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum — 1000 U.S. 82, Cloudcroft, N.M. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12); $1 military discount. Information: (575) 682-2932 or cloudcroftmuseum.com.

Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway, Silver City, in the historic H.B. Ailman House. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month. Admission: $5. Information: (575) 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org.
  Showing through Dec. 9: ”Arte Chicano De San Vicente 2018,” featuring artwork by Silver City Chicano artists, including print artist Fred Barraza, ceramicists Patty Countryman and Krissy Ramirez, and digital artist Grecia Rivas. An artist reception is 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1.
  Showing Oct. 12-Jan. 13: “Allan Houser: Renowned 20th Century Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache Artist.” Houser (1914-1994) was one of the most important Native American artists of the 20th Century. He embraced contemporary art styles while celebrating his Apache heritage in his artwork. Opening reception is 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Admission is free, donations accepted.

Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991 N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. Hours are noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission: $4. Information: (575) 437-2855.


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