What's Happening at the FRHM
Events for the Month of October 2014
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October 9, 2014
On Oct. 9, the museum’s monthly Culture Series features renowned food author Dave DeWitt of Albuquerque and his discussion of his new book, “Precious Cargo: How Foods From the Americas Changed the World.” He will also discuss the farm-to-table movement which is the theme of his other new book, “Dishing Up New Mexico.” As a special treat, there will be a tasting of some of the recipes from that book. The program begins at 7 p.m. on the Museum’s Theater.
“Precious Cargo” tells the fascinating story of the impact that western hemisphere foods had around the world.
DeWitt is the author or co-author of 45 books combined with a 20-year career of editing food magazines. He is a nationally known proponent of chile peppers and spicy foods and the founding producer of the major trade and consumer show for the industry, the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show, now in its 25th year. He is also a longtime member of the museum’s board of directors.
Admission to the presentation is a suggested donation of $2.
October 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
October 25, 2014
Exhibitions On Display in October 2014
"Bonnie Mandoe: New Mexico Land & Landscapes" is an exhibit that features 36 oil paintings that capture the beauty of New Mexico’s land. The show is on display in the Museum’s Arts Corridor through Nov. 30. . .
“Cowboys: The Real Deal,” is on display in the museum's Legacy and Traditions galleries through July 5, 2015. For almost three centuries, beginning with the arrival of the Spanish in the region, those w. . .
The first artwork ever to be displayed at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum belonged to Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt. Fifteen years after he graciously loaned some of his lithographs for a temporary . . .
The Museum’s Horse & Cattle Barn is the site of a new, long-term exhibit celebrating the art of saddle making. The exhibit features the recreated workshop of the late, legendary saddle maker Slim Green,. . .
Formerly known as the Pecos River Bridge and the Rio Hondo Bridge, New Mexico's second-oldest highway bridge is the Museum's newest exciting structure. Built as part of a three-span bridge across the . . .
Located in the Main Gallery, this beautiful new exhibit features four major sections: "Moving Around," "On the Farm," "Home Sweet Home," and "Going to Town." This extensive exhibit is packed full of intere. . .
A fixture at the Museum since it opened, the Skaggs Dairy Barn features exhibits that trace New Mexico's unique and long history of dairy production. Milking demonstrations are Monday through Saturday at 1. . .
The Museum's first permanent exhibit takes visitors on an odyssey through 150 generations over 4,000 years of agriculture in New Mexico. The exhibit uses the biographies of 33 people from New Mexico's hist. . .
Built in the early 1920s, the "cabin" was intended for use as a garage for Marcus Witte's Model A. However, it soon became the blacksmith shop for the Witte ranch. The Museum relocated the historic str. . .
In order to create a large work, like a mural or fresco on a wall, artists must plan and prepare. This is can be achieved through charcoal studies that work out compositional elements for the final versio. . .
Dozens of farm implements line the pathways through this outdoor exhibit. The park includes threshing machines, hay rakes, cultivators, planters, and many other horse-drawn and tractor-pulled equipment. . . .
This unique sculpture by artist Armando Alvarez is dedicated to New Mexico agriculturalists. The sculpture is shaped like a water tank. The cut-out figures were inspired by photographs of New Mexico farm a. . .