Home on the Range: From Ranches to Rockets - This outstanding exhibit explores the dramatic transformation of life in the Tularosa Basin in the 1940s and beyond. “Home on the Range: From Ranches to Rockets” stretches through two galleries and is on display until Janu. . .
Sonny Rivera's 'True Grit' sculpture - Visitors to the Museum are greeted by a beautiful new sculpture in front of the Bruce King Building. The life-sized bronze by Albuquerque artist Reynaldo “Sonny” Rivera captures the determination and skill of barrel racer. . .
Cultivating Color - Jeri Desrochers’ vibrant oil paintings capture the people and the landscapes of the Southwest’s farm valleys. The artist grew up on a small family farm in the Midwest. She treasures her memories of the hardworking people who . . .
Cultivating Color - Colorful agriculture scenes and New Mexico landscapes decorate the Museum’s Arts Corridor through Dec. 1. Jeri Desrochers’ vibrant oil paintings capture the people and the landscapes of the Southwest’s farm valleys in "Cul. . .
Animals of the Southwest - Dinah Swan's deep appreciation of animals is reflected in her beautiful artwork. Thirty-four of the artist's pastel paintings are featured in the show, "Animals of the Southwest." The show continues in the Arts Corridor th. . .
Grist for the Mill - Enjoy learning about the technology, history and importance of gristmills in the temporary exhibit, "Grist for the Mill." People have used gristmills to grind grain (grist) for thousands of years, and at one time there wer. . .
Around the Farm & Ranch - Penny Thomas Simpson’s search for a nostalgic look at the essence of farming and ranching brought her to the kitchen table. The Las Cruces artist’s show features 33 watercolor paintings. “Around the Farm and Ranch: Water. . .
Drawn to the Land: Peter Hurd's New Mexico - Legendary New Mexico artist Peter Hurd is featured in this exhibit in the Museum's Traditions Gallery. “Drawn to the Land: Peter Hurd’s New Mexico” features 24 paintings and some of the artist’s belongings, including one . . .
Saddle Makers of the Southwest - The Museum’s Horse & Cattle Barn is the site of a new, long-term exhibit celebrating the art of saddle making. Saddles and saddle makers are an important part of ranching history in New Mexico and the Southwest. The saddl. . .
Jacob Pfeiffer: My Long Journey - Artist Jacob Pfeiffer’s long journey covers 80-plus years and two continents. During the course of his amazing life, he developed his artistic talent, painting scenes that show the pioneer days through contemporary times.. . .
Dressed for the Occasion - Women’s clothing from the 1870s to the 1930s -- what was visible and some layers that were not usually visible -- is the subject of this exhibit. “Dressed for the Occasion” focuses on clothing for “everyday” as well as spe. . .
How Does Your Garden Grow? - The Arts Corridor at the Museum has a splash of garden colors on quilted fabric this summer. The New Mexico region of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) has created an enormous rack of seed packets illustrated by their. . .
Form & Function: Objects with Flair - This fun exhibit features 44 objects from the museum’s collections that combine usefulness and beauty. Some objects are purely utilitarian in nature, with no real aesthetic appeal. At the other end of the spectrum are obj. . .
Connie Garcia: A Lifetime of Art - This exhibition showcases a lifetime of beautifully creative work by the late Las Cruces artist Connie Garcia. Connie, who passed away Jan. 3, 2017 at age 66, had a creative flair and a love of art that is evident in her w. . .
New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau: 100 Years Strong - For a century, the New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau has served as the voice of agriculture in our state. This exhibit celebrates the impact the organization has had in its first 100 years. “New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bu. . .
On the Wing: The Avian Photography of Nirmala Khandan - “On the Wing: The Avian Photography of Nirmala Khandan” is on display in the Museum's Arts Corridor through Dec. 3. Khandan began photographing birds in his native Sri Lanka before moving to Las Cruces 17 years ago. The dr. . .
Meet the Producer: The Jones Debouillet Sheep - The “Meet the Producer” exhibit in the Museum’s Horse & Cattle barn highlights a breed of sheep developed in New Mexico. Debouillet sheep were produced by the late Amos Dee (A.D.) Jones of Roswell and Tatum, New Mexico. In 19. . .
Art of the Plains - Artists from 17 states and Canada are featured in the American Plains Artists (APA) 32nd Juried Exhibit & Sale. The show is on display in the museum’s Legacy and Traditions galleries through Nov. 5, 2017. The exhibit incl. . .
Greenhouse - The Museum's Greenhouse is open for shopping from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. The Museum also has plant sales during special events such as Cowboy Days, Blessing of the Fields and Ice Cream Sunday. All of the plants for . . .
A Movable Feast: Foods of New Mexico - "A Movable Feast: Foods of New Mexico" is an art show presented by the New Mexico Watercolor Society, Southern Chapter. The show will be in the Museum’s Arts Corridor from through Aug. 6. From Puebloan times to the pr. . .
Jay Hill: Our Wholesome Valley - The beautiful photography of farming in the Mesilla Valley is featured in this spectacular exhibit. Jay Hill's life as a farmer in the Las Cruces area took on an artistic side when he began taking pictures in 2012. Since t. . .
Elephant Butte Dam: Building a Future for Agriculture - A new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will celebrate the centennial of the Elephant Butte Dam in Sierra County. “Elephant Butte Dam: Building a Future for Agriculture” is on display in the Museum’s N. . .
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 also is shown regularly. Call (575) 522-4100 for each day's. . .
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. . .
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.. . .