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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 January 2021. Visitors will learn about ranch life in the Tularosa Basin during the early 20th century, and how events

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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 were hundreds of gristmills in New Mexico. The technology of these mills evolved throughout the centuries, but the basic concept

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Local Color: Landscapes & Architecture

A beautiful show of 27 woven works of art is the result of a collaborative effort by members of the Mesilla Valley Weavers Guild. “Local Color: Landscapes and Architecture” is in the Arts Corridor through April 5, 2020. The highlight of the show is an 84-inch x 93-inch community collaborative piece called “Blue.” Members of

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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 Mexico artist Peter Hurd created several charcoal studies to help create his 1952 mural, “The Future

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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 Amberley Snyder. Rivera, a native of Mesquite, N.M., read an article in Horse & Rider Magazine about Snyder’s inspirational story

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Agricultural Beginnings

Visitors entering the Heritage Gallery will be introduced to the early agricultural period in what is now New Mexico, beginning about 4,000 years ago. This section includes a large mural depicting the beginnings of agriculture in this area, as well as a replica of a Mogollon pit house, ancient tools, a corn grinding interactive and

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