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Programs & Activities

Pictograph: The Art of WarPrayer

Saturday, May 5, 9:00am to 2:00pm

Enjoy the 5th annual Pictograph street art festival in the courtyard. Watch live aerosol painting demonstrations and participate in educational and interactive programming.

"Creating an Art Quilt" by Linnea Edgbert

Thursday, May 10, 10:00am
Saturday, May 26, 1:00pm

Guest quilter Linnea Edgbert from Studio Art Quilt Associates discusses how to create and art quilt. For accessibility, two dates are available.

Natural Pigments Workshop

Saturday, May 19, 1:00pm

Investigate the color properties of southwestern plants and minerals to create pigments. Compare these natural pigments to commercial colors and create a decorative item to take home.

Film Screening: Why Quilts Matter: History, Art, & Politics

Tuesdays, April 10, April 24, May 8, and May 22, 3:00pm

Head to the Rio Grande Theatre for this wonderful documentary from the Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. Each date will feature two episodes of the nine-part series. You do not need to view all episodes to enjoy the series.

Kids Quilting Workshop

Saturday, June 9, 9:00am

Kids will explore the process of quilting and learn about the many types of items they can create. Using several squares of fabric, participants will create an art piece to take home.

Bingo Night

Wednesday, June 13, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Bring the family out for a Loteria night! Loteria is a Spanish game similar to Bingo but with pictures instead of numbers. Try your hand at Loteria, and you might just win a prize!

Storyland Scavenger Hunt

Thursdays, April 6 through June 2, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us Thursdays for hands-on explorations of the exhibit Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites (on loan from the Minnesota Children's Museum). Each week, the museum will provide a list of sights and sounds for families to search for, just like in the book Where's Spot? by Eric Hill.

History Notes Lectures

Thursdays at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us for our lecture series that relates to various topics in history!

  • March 8 - Wendell Chino, the Mescalero Nation, and Native American Politics in the 20th Century by Jeff Shepherd, Ph.D.
  • April 12 - The Messiah from New Mexico: Francis Schlatter by Jeff Schwehn, Ph.D.
  • June 14 - The Life of Richard Burges by Robert Diaz

Culture Club

Saturdays, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Drop in to learn about world cultures through arts and crafts. Each month will focus on a different theme.

April 7 - Aboriginal dot art
April 14 - Australian and Aboriginal flag symbols
April 21 - no Club. Please join us in celebration of Earth Day
April 28 - Pictograph rock painting

Geography Club

Saturdays, at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Drop in to learn about different U.S. states through arts and crafts.

May 12 - Maine
May 19 - New Hampshire
May 26 - Vermont

June 2 - Massachusetts
June 9 - Rhode Island
June 16 - Connecticut
June 23 - New York
June 30 - Pennsylvania

July 7 - New Jersey
July 14 - Delaware
July 21 - Maryland
July 28 - West Virginia

August 4 - Virginia
August 11 - North Carolina
August 18 - South Carolina
August 25 - Georgia

Museum Guide Training

Museum guides, or docents, interact with students and other public groups in the galleries and facilitate tours of permanent and traveling exhibits. They also participate in and lead educational programs in association with exhibits. Training focuses on techniques of meeting the public, answering questions and presenting information relative to the exhibits. Call 541-2154 for more information.