Museums offer a variety of family activities in November

Two Callas
“Two Callas” by Imogene Cunningham.
“Art in the Detail: 20th Century Masters of Photography,” featuring works from the Syracuse University Art Galleries, opens in the Museum of Art on Friday, November 3, and continues through Saturday, January 20, 2018. An opening reception will be held Friday, November 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition highlights a selection of photographs from the 20th century, exploring texture, light, and objects. Included are masters Imogene Cunningham, Aaron Siskind, Wynn Bullock, and Barbara Morgan.

Also on exhibit will be “From the Collection: From the Ground Up; Two Decades of Ceramic Art.” Ceramic works purchased from “From the Ground Up” exhibits from 1996 to the present will be displayed. Fifteen artists from the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. will be represented, including Las Cruces artists Mari Blacker, Jan Preston Archey, and Suzanne Kane.

The Museum of Art hosts a free art appreciation activity every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the atrium of the Museum of Nature & Science. For the month of November, the theme is Folk Art.

November 4: Repujado, kid-friendly metal embossing

November 18: Paper Mola, Panama inspired folk art

November 25: Wycinanki (vee-cheenon-kee), Polish paper cutting design

Admission to the Museum of Art is free. The museum is located at 491 N. Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information on the exhibition and related programming, visit the website at museums.las-cruces.org or call 541-2137.

The Las Cruces Railroad museum hosts activities during the month of November for the whole family to enjoy. Choose an activity that fits your family, and enjoy it in the historic museum.

Do you like to read and discuss books? Rail Readers Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month. On November 15, they will discuss “Mystery in White,” written by J. Jefferson Farjeon.

“Mrs. Prickett’s Story Time” is at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 9. Join Mrs. Prickett and her delightful puppets as they read books and tell stories. A related activity appropriate for pre-school children will follow the story. Two other story times for children of all ages are at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, and Saturday, November 18.

At 12 noon on Tuesday, November 14, the Brown Bag Lecture will be presented by Sheri Fletcher from Truth or Consequences’ Geronimo Springs Museum.

The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, visit the website at las-cruces.org/museums or call 647-4480.

All city museums will be closed on Friday and Saturday, November 10 – 11 in observance of Veterans Day, and Thursday and Friday, November 23 – 24 for Thanksgiving.