City museums offer plenty to keep your January busy

January 7 is Houseplant Appreciation Day at the city museums
January 7 is Houseplant Appreciation Day at the city museums
Registration for the Las Cruces Museum of Art’s spring 2017 studio programs art classes is now open. The studio programs art classes offer the community access to creative learning opportunities. Children, teens, and adults are given the opportunity to learn a new skill or enhance existing knowledge while guided by local, experienced and qualified professional artists.

Students will be encouraged to have fun and be inspired to discover their inner creativity through various class options including beginning and intermediate ceramics, drawing portraits, still life painting, and art exploration. Classes are offered to all levels of artists. A full listing of classes is available at each museum and can be found online at museums. las-cruces.org.

Two, six-week sessions of classes will be offered. Session one runs January 25 through March 4. Session two runs March 22 through April 29.

Students must register in person at the Museum of Nature and Science, 411 North Main St. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration ends Jan. 18 for session one and March 15 for session two. Admission to the Museum of Art is free.

For more information, visit the website at: museums.las-cruces.org or call 541-2137.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event, please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.

Other museum events include the following, listed by museum:

Museum of Nature and Science
Thursday, January 5, 9 a.m.
Grandma Mona’s — Roar: A Noisy Counting Book by Pamela Duncan Edwards

Saturday, January 7, 10:30 a.m.
Animal Encounters — Amphibians

Saturday, January 7, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Houseplant Appreciation Day

Thursday, January 12, at 9 a.m.
Planeteers — Galaxies

Saturday, January 14, 10:30 a.m.
Animal Encounters — Reptiles

Saturday, January 14, 11:30 am to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday Workshop — Paleontology

Saturday, January 14, 1 p.m.
Today in Space

Thursday, January 19, 9 a.m.
Dinosaur Train — Brachiosaurus

Thursday, January 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Teen Science Café

Friday, January 20, all day
Museum Selfie Day

Saturday, January 21, 10:30 a.m.
Animal Encounters — Birds

Tuesday – Saturday, January 24 –28, 9 – 11 a.m.
Dino Days

Thursday, January 26, 9 a.m.
Nature Kids — Butterflies

Saturday, January 28, 10:30 a.m.
Animal Encounters — Mammals

Railroad Museum
Saturday, January 7, 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Toddler Story Time

Thursday, January 12, 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Mrs. Prickett’s Story Time

Friday, January 13, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Coloring Club for Adults

Saturday, January 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Family Game Day

Saturday, January 14, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
National Model Railroad Meeting, open to the public

Wednesday, January 18, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Rail Readers Book Club

Thursday, January 19 – Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Doña Ana Modular Railroad Club H-O Train Layout running

Saturday, January 21, 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Toddler Story Time

Friday, January 27, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Coloring Club for Adults

Museum of Art
Through Wednesday, January 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday — Saturday.

Open registration for session one studio art classes Through Wednesday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday — Saturday.

Open registration for session two studio art classes Friday, January 6, 5 to 7 p.m.

First Friday Ramble
Transforming Space — Transforming Fiber (continuing)

Saturday, January 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Artrageous — Houseplant Appreciation Day

Tuesday, January 10, 10 – 11 a.m.
Art Tales — Story and Activity

Wednesday, January 11, 2:30 p.m.
Reading Art Book Club — How to Read Art: A Crash Course in Understanding and Interpreting Paintings by Liz Rideal

Saturday, January 14, 10 am – 12 p.m.
Artrageous — Calendars

Saturday, January 14, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Artist as Traveler talk by artist Gail Rieke

Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Artrageous — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Saturday, January 21, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Artist as Traveler guided tour by artist Gail Rieke

Saturday, January 28, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Artrageous — Chinese New Year

Branigan Cultural Center
Friday, January 6, 5 to 7 p.m.
First Friday Ramble
Howard Clinton Tibbitts: Historic Advertising Photography of the Southwest (continuing)

In Service to Country: Military Equipment 1860 – Present (continuing)

An Enduring Tradition: 20th Century Navajo Weaving (continuing)

Saturday, January 7, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Houseplant Appreciation Day/Culture Club

Thursday, January 12, 1 to 2 p.m.
History Notes — American Masonic Murals in Private Homes Along the Massachusetts/New York Border by Dr. Margaret Goehring

Saturday, January 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Culture Club — Dot Art

Saturday, January 21, 10 to 11 a.m.
Gallery Talk — Acquisition of In Service to Country: Military Equipment 1860 — Present by Kevin Dasing

Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Culture Club — Star Badge Activity

Saturday, January 28, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Culture Club — Water Color Spray Paint Activity The Las Cruces Museum System is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions or would like more information, call 522-3120.