The Museum of Art hosts changing contemporary art exhibits and offers programs for visitors of all ages. The Museum also runs an extensive art studio class program, which can be found on the Studio Programs page.

Front exterior of the Museum of Art

Current Exhibit

An abstract art piece by Laura Turon with yellow and brown patterns.

The Desert was Red and Red the Dust was Raised

January 5 – March 23, 2024

“The Desert Was Red and Red the Dust Was Raised” features five female artists who live and work in Las Cruces and El Paso: Sharbani Das Gupta, Zoe Spiliotis, Isadora Stowe, Laura Turón, and Amy Vensel. The exhibition takes abstraction as its foundation, and the literal landscape as the thing that connects all five artists — either as a reference, as language, or simply location. This innovative exhibition looks at the ways in which the desert can be used as a language, and the rebelliousness of five female artists who fight for artistic success and recognition in the beautiful and complex landscape of the desert.

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Admission into all museums is free for everyone.


Parking is at 500 N Water Street on the north end of Main Street Downtown, next to the Museum of Art.


To book a tour, please email Museum Education or call the tour coordinator at 575-528-3330.



Some classes and programs require a fee. Please see the event listing or call (575) 528-3330. Scholarships are available pending proof of need. Please review the William Wachtel Memorial Scholarship Application.Apply For Scholarship Button Opens in new window


Registrations may be completed in person. To register, visit the atrium desk at:

Museum of Nature and Science
411 N Main Street
Tuesday - Saturday
10 AM - 4 PM

or online anytime by clicking here.