2 New Heritage Exhibits in New Mexico Museum to Feature Photography and Weaving

June 8, 2016 by No Comments

For those living or planning to travel to the New Mexico area, the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum recently opened two new exhibits that you may want to check out. According to the Las Cruces Sun-News, a photography and ancient weaving exhibitions are expected to help the museum start the summer season with a spark.

The photography exhibit, entitled “The Light Never Lies: Landscape Photography by Wayne Suggs,” will feature unique pictures of the New Mexico landscape, many of which are set during nighttime.

“Photography is almost spiritual to me,” Suggs said. “To be immersed in a landscape that holds so much beauty is such a privilege. To try and capture that landscape as it will never be seen again, with that warm fleeting light, the color of the grass and the leaves, the desert flowers that have bloomed from the particularly wet spring, and to freeze it in time to hang on one’s wall is so gratifying.”

The other new exhibit, “Weaving in New Mexico: The Ancestral Puebloan and Rio Grande Traditions,” will give visitors an up-close look at the ancient tradition. Today, the commercial U.S. textile services industry processes about 15 billion pounds of laundry every year. However, many people don’t realize that finely woven textiles were being created more than 3,000 years ago by ancestral Puebloans. These were later incorporated into the Hispanic weaving traditions of the early Spanish settlers in New Mexico.

In addition to these two new exhibits, the museum will also offer a Heritage Cooking Series that will educate locals on historical cuisines of the area as well as a series on the power of storytelling and summer camps for children.

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