LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Las Cruces Museum of Art proudly presents "New Mexico: 100 Years of Art", an exhibition commemorating one hundred years of statehood as seen through artistic expression. The exhibit opens on Friday, February 3, 2012 with a reception to be held during the Downtown Ramble from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
"New Mexico: 100 Years of Art" tells the on-going story of New Mexico artists and showcases their work. In this exhibition, the Museum of Art can present but a few of the hundreds of thousands of works of New Mexico art that have been produced over the past one hundred years. It includes works of art by Peter Hurd, Luis Jimenez, Agnes Martin, Georgia O'Keeffe, Fremont Ellis, Henriette Wyeth, and many other fascinating New Mexico artists. As 2012 progresses, the exhibit will travel to the Carlsbad Museum & Art Center and to the Farmington Museum.
The exhibition was organized by the Las Cruces Museum of Art in partnership with the New Mexico Museum of Art, with assistance from other museums, collectors, and artists from around the State. This project is made possible in part by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities; New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts; and the City of Las Cruces.
The Las Cruces Museum of Art is located at 491 N. Main Street, next to Branigan Cultural Center. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Museum is closed Sundays and Mondays. For more information, call (575) 541-2137 or visit the website www.las-cruces.org/museums.