Branigan Cultural Center is accepting proposals for exhibits with themes of cultural and historical significance relating to the Borderlands and the U.S. Southwest to be presented in 2024.
We are particularly interested in submissions that consider the 175th anniversary of the settling of Mesilla and Las Cruces, N.M. Submission topics can be wide-ranging and address historic or contemporary issues.
We invite submissions from formal and informal scholars, cultural heritage organizations, and artists (solo or group).
Proposals must be submitted via SurveyMonkey. Starting April 1, 2023, a link to the SurveyMonkey form can be found at the Las Cruces Museums website: www.lascruces.gov/Museums.
Applications must include a brief narrative of the exhibit theme; a statement by the scholar, artist, or group; five to 10 jpg or png images of proposed objects or artwork that will be displayed; and linear and/or square footage needs. Exhibitions typically run for an eight to 12-week period. Incomplete or late proposals will not be accepted.
Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2023. For information, visit www.lascruces.gov/Museums or call 575/541.2154.
Previous exhibitions have included topical exhibits such as historical postcards of Las Cruces, the music of New Mexico, and a multi-media examination of the impact of water on the Borderlands. Artistic exhibitions have included black and white photographs of White Sands National Monument, art quilts that interpret life along the Rio Grande, and Día de los Muertos.
The Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. There is no admission charge.
The museum is accessible on RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1, Stop 1. For additional information, visit the Museums System website at www.lascruces.gov/Museums, or call 575/541-2154.