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New Mexico State University's Art Gallery of Las Cruces is a showcase for visual arts in the border region and the largest visual arts facility in South Central New Mexico. NMSU's very impressive gallery presents six to nine exhibitions a year and features contemporary and historical art of regional, national and international significance. Their collection includes 18th, 19th and 20th century retablos (devotional paintings on tin,) along with a variety of contemporary prints, historical and contemporary photos, paintings, prints and graphics, book art, small sculptures and metals, plus works on paper. In addition to their exhibitions program, the gallery sponsors an array of educational programming including lectures, gallery talks, workshops, films, outreach activities, videos as well as various symposia. Their very impressive art collection includes tens of thousands of items.
NMSU's museum assists the university in providing high quality education and knowledge, enriching culture through research, and providing service to the people of the state. Its collections cover the anthropology, archaeology and ethnology as well as the history of the southwest and Latin America, including the history of NMSU itself. The Museum also features local and regional history as well as the history of New Mexico State University. Their archeology collection, much of which is curated for federal agencies includes pottery and other archaeological items from field schools, archaeology programs, and various donors.
NMSU's Art Gallery and Museum are fascinating places to visit and the facility is huge and well equipped. If your looking for fun with some historical education thrown in, this is the place. Visiting 'Crucis? Drop in. You're sure to enjoy the visit! Together the NMSU Library and Museum earn 4 Ohos.