News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: May 24, 2023

"Origami in the Garden" at the Museum of Art

Metal sculpture of squirrel and a nut

Join us for a unique exhibition at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, “ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN: Transforming Paper to Sculpture.
The exhibition will be on view at the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., from Friday, June 2, 2023, to Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023.
There will be an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 2. A gallery tour with artists Kevin and Jennifer Box, of Santa Fe, and origami master Robert J. Lang, will be at 6 p.m. June 2.
The exhibition features the innovative artwork of Kevin and Jennifer Box. Through a laborious process using the lost-wax technique, Kevin Box transforms both large- and small-scale paper origami pieces into metal sculptures.
The Las Cruces Museum of Art is excited to host this dynamic and unusual installation, which offers borderland residents an opportunity to view this unique artwork beyond its permanent home in Cerrillos, N.M. It will mark the first time “ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN” has been offered in the region.
“ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN” was created in 2013, and its first exhibition was in 2014 at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Since then, more than 3 million visitors to botanical gardens and museums throughout the U.S. have experienced the metal sculptures.
Kevin and Jennifer Box collaborate with other U.S. and international origami artists, and through these collaborations push the boundaries of what origami and metal can be.
The exhibition features an interactive station where guests can fold butterflies and either take them home or leave them to be included in an installation that will grow with the exhibition. Additionally, a wide range of educational programs are planned, including origami folding events, a lecture about the history of origami, printmaking using origami designs, and a celebration of International Day of Peace using origami pieces.
The Museum of Art is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. There is no admission fee to the museum. The museum is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1, Stop 1.
For information, visit the Las Cruces Museum System website at or call 575/541-2137.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases

Water Manhole COver

Desert Hills Elementary School Water Outage

Posted on: September 22, 2023
2 Police Vehicles

Multi-Agency Operation Reaches 480 Contacts

Posted on: September 22, 2023
City Councilors

City Council Work Session on Sept. 25, 2023

Posted on: September 22, 2023
Splash Pad

Aquatic Splash Pads to Close Oct. 1, 2023

Posted on: September 21, 2023
Road Closed

University Avenue Intersections Closures

Posted on: September 20, 2023
Electric cars charging

Electric Vehicle Showcase

Posted on: September 20, 2023
Lane Closure (1)

Pioneer Place Lane Closure Planned

Posted on: September 19, 2023
Pumpkin Palooza

Pumpkin Palooza Set for Oct. 14

Posted on: September 19, 2023
Firefighters standing in front of damaged house on Almendra Street

Fire to unoccupied house on Almendra Street

Posted on: September 18, 2023
Road Closed Sign

Midway Avenue Reconstruction

Posted on: September 15, 2023
Las Cruces Natatorium

Teen Splash Night

Posted on: September 14, 2023
Lane Closure (1)

Roadrunner Parkway Lane Closure

Posted on: September 13, 2023
Jordan Marshall Cleveland

Missing Las Cruces Boy Located

Posted on: September 13, 2023
Group of people reading

Reader's Theater

Posted on: September 7, 2023
Repairs ongoing to the I-10 to I-25 Ramp

Interstate 10 to I-25 Ramp Closure Update

Posted on: September 8, 2023
image of faucet dripping water

Bellamah Drive Valve Exercise

Posted on: September 7, 2023
Woman and child picking up trash

Team Up to Clean Up "Call for Volunteers!"

Posted on: September 6, 2023
National Library Card Sign Up Month

National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Posted on: September 1, 2023
Road Closed Sign

Bellamah Drive Roadway Project

Posted on: August 29, 2023
Lane Closure (1)

Midway Avenue Reconstruction

Posted on: August 18, 2023
People watching a movie in the park

2023 Movies in the Park

Posted on: May 11, 2023
Volunteers picking up trash in front of colorful mural

Team Up to Clean Up 2023!

Posted on: January 19, 2023
Road Closed Sign

Westway Avenue Closure

Posted on: November 2, 2022