What's Happening at the FRHM

Narrie Toole: Honoring the Past, Bridging Cultures & Sharing Wisdom - This art show brings viewers close up to some of history's most iconic Native American leaders. Santa Fe artist Narrie Toole’s paintings pay tribute to Native American culture, spirituality and leadership. The show, "Narri. . .

Weaving in New Mexico - “Weaving in New Mexico: The Ancestral Puebloan and Rio Grande Traditions” is in the Museum’s Traditions Gallery. Discover the ancient textile creations of the Ancestral Puebloans and the jewels of Rio Grande weaving from. . .

The Light Never Lies: Wayne Suggs Photography - Living in the desert Southwest is like being in paradise for a landscape photographer like Wayne Suggs. Thirty of the Las Crucen’s photographs are featured in an exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum calle. . .

What's the Buzz? Why Honey Bees Matter - This exhibit explores the amazing history of humans keeping honey bees for food and other bee products and the critical role bees play in pollinating about a third of the plants we ultimately consume as our food. There ar. . .

Linda Hagen: Light Affects - New Mexico always has been renowned for the effects of its light and its attractiveness to artists. Light affects the way we view this beautiful state, and in a new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, La. . .

In a Nutshell: Growing Nuts in New Mexico - Few crops are more diverse and more individually tied culturally and economically to the various geographical areas of New Mexico than the state’s bountiful nut crops. In the rolling mountain hills in much of the northern . . .

Native New Mexico: The Art of Collette Marie - For Las Cruces artist Collette Marie, the animals of New Mexico not only provide inspiration – but they carry a spiritual meaning as well. Collette Marie’s deeply cherished connection with nature is strongly reflected thr. . .

Wheels & Gears - Wheels & Gears is a long-term exhibit in the Museum's Heritage Gallery that features a collection of wagons, buggies, vehicles and implements from different eras in New Mexico. “To see such a variety of items with wheels a. . .

Ronald Kil: Spanning the Range - Combine artistic talent, knowledge of the history of the American West, experience as a cowboy, and some old-fashioned work ethic, and the result is an amazing collection of paintings that fit right in at the New Mexico Farm . . .

New Mexico Colonial Home – Circa 1815 - The Spanish colonial home (la casa) gives visitors an idea of what a home from the time around 1815 would have looked like. Walk through the home and see period artifacts and get a feel for colonial New Mexico. M. . .

Skaggs Dairy Barn - 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. A dairy film is shown regularly. Call (575) 522-4100 for each day's sche. . .

Heavy Metal: Vintage Farm Equipment by Richard Ondrovic - Richard Ondrovic's unique perspective is showscased in the photography exhibit called “Heavy Metal: Vintage Farm Equipment by Richard Ondrovic.” Twenty-eight photographs of the museum’s vintage farm equipment is featured . . .

Cheryl Cathcart: In a World of Horses - As a small child, watching her grandfather’s draft horses work on the farm left a lasting impression on Cheryl Cathcart. The Corrales, N.M. artist has combined her love of horses and photography and the result is an amazin. . .

Cowboys: The Real Deal - “Cowboys: The Real Deal,” is on display in the museum's Legacy and Traditions galleries through Nov. 30, 2015. For almost three centuries, beginning with the arrival of the Spanish in the region, those who could ride and r. . .

The Cowboy Way: Drawings by Robert "Shoofly" Shufelt - 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 exhibit, Shufelt and. . .

Slim Green: Master Saddle Maker - 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, as well as a video . . .

Sheep and Goat Barn - The Sheep and Goat Barn is home to two different breeds of sheep — Navajo churro and Suffolk — as well as Boer goats. The facility includes demonstration areas, indoor and outdoor pens, and information panels abou. . .

Historic Green Bridge - Formerly known as the Pecos River Bridge and the Rio Hondo Bridge, New Mexico's second-oldest highway bridge is the Museum's largest artifact. Built as part of a three-span bridge across the Pecos River near Roswell in 190. . .

Farm Life in New Mexico: Then & Now - This extensive exhibit is packed full of interesting objects from the museum's collections. Located in the Main Gallery, the beautiful exhibit features four major sections: "Moving Around," "On the Farm," "Home Sweet Home,. . .

Generations - 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 history – some famous, s. . .

Witte Cabin - 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 structure from the Glor. . .

Peter Hurd's charcoal studies - 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 version. Renowned New. . .

Antique Equipment Park - 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. Located Southwe. . .

Watering Place - 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 and ranch scenes.. . .

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