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Las Cruces COLLECTS Exhibit at Museum of Art

The Las Cruces Museum of Art presents Las Cruces Collects, featuring works from the collections of Billy & Cynthia Garrett, Lynn Wiley & John Purcell, and the New Mexico State University Art Gallery. The exhibition opens Friday, February 6, from 5-7 pm during the downtown Ramble. The show concludes Saturday, March 29. (The Garrett portion of the exhibition will close at 4:30pm on Tuesday, March 24.)

The Billy & Cynthia Garrett collection features works in various mediums, including pieces by Las Cruces artists Rosemary McLoughlin, Jeanne Rundell, Stephen Hansen, Joyce Macrorie, and multiple works by John Garrett, brother of Billy Garrett. Artist Lynn Wiley and her husband John Purcell share prints accumulated over the course of Wiley’s own printmaking and teaching career. Works include prints by notable artists Pat Steir and Elmer Schooley, among others. The University Art Gallery presents two series from its collection, showcasing Mexican photographer Manuel Carillo (1906-1989) and conceptual multi-media artist Ceilia Alvarez Muñoz.

Funded by the City of Las Cruces. The Las Cruces Museum of Art is located at 491 North Main Street on the downtown mall. For more information, call (575) 541-2137 or visit the Museum’s page on the City of Las Cruces web site,

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