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Posted on: July 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] August Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

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Join the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., for an afternoon chat with some of the featured artists in the From the Ground Up XXX: Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, August 6.

The program will be in the Roadrunner Room at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E Picacho Ave. Attendees will learn about the artists' work and have an opportunity to ask questions. After the program, everyone is encouraged to visit the Museum of Art, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., for the opening reception of From the Ground Up.

For information, contact Bryan Lee, Education Curator, at or 575/541-2217.

The Reading Art Book Club next meets at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 11. This month’s book selection is Paul Klee: Painting Music, by Hajo Duchting. This month’s meeting is a hybrid that will take place in-person at the Museum of Art and online through Zoom. Book club meetings are free to the public. Join us, even if you haven’t read the book! For information, or for details on book selections, contact Bryan Lee at or 575/541-2217.

The next Listen to Your Art lecture will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 20. The lecture will be hosted through Zoom and is accessible with the following link and password:, Password: 723850

Mónica Martínez-Díaz will discuss the artistic journey of Iranian artist Arghavan Khosravi. Khosravi’s work combines surrealism with iconographic elements, and focuses on the complex relationship between gender, authoritarianism and censorship. Her paintings explore her role as an individual who lives between physical and metaphorical spaces by using melancholic imagery from her past and present life.

Born in 1991 and raised in the U.S.-Mexico border area, Ms. Martínez-Díaz is a visual artists who uses photography, video, design, and installation to create conceptually based work focused on the hyper normalization of violence in northern Mexican society. Her work examines individual narratives pulled from her own experience growing up in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Monica Martínez-Díaz received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio from New Mexico State University. Her work has been exhibited internationally and throughout the U.S. in Woman Made Gallery at Chicago, the University Art Gallery at NMSU as well as throughout Morocco, northern Mexico, New Mexico and Texas.

For information, contact Bryan Lee at or 575/541-2217.

The museum is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1, Stop 36. For information, and updates on reopening, visit the Museums System website at: or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.

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