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Dive Deeper into the Artistry of Peter Hurd During the Drawn to the Land Exhibit

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is proud to present the stunning “Drawn to the Land: Peter Hurd’s New Mexico” exhibit.

This exhibit features 24 paintings and some of the artist’s belongings, including one of his palettes, a pair of chaps, sombrero, guitar, and polo helmet and mallet. The show, which includes loans from the Hurd La Rinconada Gallery in San Patricio, N.M., and the El Paso Museum of Art, also features a video about Hurd (1904-1984).

Hurd, who was born and raised in the Roswell area, settled in the Hondo Valley after attending West Point, serving as a war artist correspondent during World War II and living in Pennsylvania. The artist is celebrated for his realistic portraits and luminous Southwestern landscapes that feature the vegetation, rolling hills, windmills, water tanks, and ever-changing skies of the area in Lincoln and Chaves counties.

Unlike many artists who are proficient in a few mediums, Hurd was skilled in a variety of media including oil, lithography, watercolor, egg tempera, and charcoal. Light was critically important in Hurd’s work and he strove to render it accurately. Hurd felt that the medium of egg tempera allowed him to truly capture the shifting light and arid landscape of New Mexico.

Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (60+), $3 for children (4-17), and $2 for military with valid ID. A visit to the Museum provides several hours of fun combined with learning!

Although we provide the utmost luxury at Sonoma Palms Apartments in Las Cruces, New Mexico, we realize that you need to get out and socialize with those in your surrounding community. This event gives you the chance to do just that! Don’t hesitate to attend today!

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, May 16, 2019—9:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011

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