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The Las Cruces Museum System aims to provide a welcoming environment for the curious so they can gain new insights and experience personal and community enrichment. The museums showcase exhibitions on local, national, and global themes to educate and inspire visitors from near and far.

  1. Dinosaur Fossils

    “Dinosaur Discoveries Extravaganza“ at the Museum of Art

    The Las Cruces Museum System will host “Dinosaur Discoveries Extravaganza” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St. Entrance to the museum and event is free to the public. Read on...
  2. Dinosaur Fossils

    “Dinosaur Discoveries Extravaganza“ at the Museum of Art

    The Las Cruces Museum System will host “Dinosaur Discoveries Extravaganza” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St. Entrance to the museum and event is free to the public. Read on...
  3. Dinosaur Fossils

    Family-friendly exhibition explores the evolution of current theories about dinosaurs

    Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas, an engaging exhibition that will reveal a vivid picture of what living, breathing dinosaurs were really like, opens Jan. 25, 2020 at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St. Read on...
  4. Mesquite-District

    Preserving Our Stories: The Mesquite Street Historic District

    Learn about the history of the oldest neighborhood in Las Cruces. Read on...
  5. River-Stories

    River Stories

    Explore narratives of oral history, folklore, and popular culture unique to indigenous and Latinx communities living along the Rio Grande. Read on...
  6. Ceramics

    From the Ground up XXIX Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition

    Ceramic artists living and working throughout the Rocky Mountain region of the United States exhibit utilitarian and sculptural ceramics. Read on...
  7. Desert-Triangle-Logo

    Desert Triangle: Print Carpeta

    This exhibition is a survey of prints from artists in the Southwest, from Tucson to Albuquerque to Juarez. Prints by major Mexican print workshops are included. Read on...
  8. Voices-for-Change

    Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism

    Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism September 21 – October 26, 2019 Read on...
  9. Greetings-from-Las-Cruces

    Greetings from Las Cruces: Postcard Views of the Mesilla Valley

    Highlights the remarkable record of Las Cruces and the surrounding area as chronicled through postcards from 1900s - 1960s. Read on...
  10. Amending America exhibit

    Amending America

    April 6, 2019 - May 25, 2019 at Branigan Cultural Center - This exhibit illustrates how America came to have the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Read on...
  11. The-Front-Porch

    The Front Porch

    May 3, 2019 - July 20, 2019 at Branigan Cultural Center - Storm Sermay's photographs offer a unique glimpse nto life and culture in Las Cruces Read on...
  12. Personal-to-Political_image

    Personal to Political

    May 10, 2019 - July 20, 2019 Las Cruces Museum of Art - Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press presents, fourteen artists who capture the personal narratives and political discourses of African Americans across the country Read on...
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  1. Animal of the Month: Big Bend Slider

    Also known as the Mexican Plateau Slider, this species of turtle is endemic to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Read on...
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