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Museum of Art Reading Art Book Club meets Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

The Reading Art Book Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 12 at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St.

This month’s book selection is “Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature,” by Linda Lear.

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) had a passion for place that found aesthetic expression in the beautifully realized natural settings of her celebrated children's books, such as “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” and practical expression in her less well-known role as a successful landowner, farm manager, and sheep breeder. Accordingly, Lear, a professor of environmental history, gives special attention to the places that provided the settings for Potter's books and for her real-life evolution as a shrewd businesswoman and ardent preservationist of the rural landscape of her beloved Lake District, in North West England – now a national park.

Meetings of the Reading Art Book Club are free. The public is invited to join in the meetings even if they haven’t read the book! For information, or for details on book selections, contact Bryan Lee, Museum Curator of Education, at 575/541-2217 or by email at:

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. For additional information, visit the Las Cruces Museum System website or call 575/541-2137.