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New Exhibits Opening, BCC, Nov. 4

Three new exhibits will open on Friday, November 4 at the Branigan Cultural Center. An opening reception will be held from 5pm to 7pm during the Downtown First Friday Ramble. The reception and admission to the Branigan Cultural Center is free.

An Enduring Tradition: 20th Century Navajo Weaving, will be on display through Saturday, January 21, 2017. The exhibit will explore the traditional roots of contemporary Navajo weaving and discuss materials used and the influences on styles and designs The featured textiles, on loan from the University Museum of NMSU, demonstrate both the individuality and adherence to tradition of Navajo weavers.

Howard Clinton Tibbitts: Historic Advertising Photography of the Southwest, will be on display through Saturday, January 21, 2017. This exhibit consists of prints taken by Tibbitts in the early 1900s. Included in this collection are photos of New Mexico’s Pueblos, scenes of the Santa Fe Railroad, Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest, and other little known and rarely seen locales. The exhibit will be split between the Branigan Cultural Center and the Las Cruces Railroad Museum. The Railroad Museum will hold an opening reception for this exhibit on Friday, November 4, from 5pm to 7pm in conjunction with the museums downtown.

In Service to Country: Military Equipment 1860 to Present will be on display through Saturday, January 21, 2017, The exhibit features various military uniforms, equipment, photographs and personal items dating from the Civil War era to present day. The collection is on loan from the collection of local veteran Kevin Dasing. A selection of local veteran’s stories will also be included in the exhibit.

Admission is free to the Branigan Cultural Center, located at 501 North Main Street. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at or call 575-541-2154.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event, please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.

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