Museum of Heritage & Arts

Upcoming Events

Workshop for Student Juried Art Show

Thursday, October 15th at 4:00 to 5:00pm

Please join us at the museum to learn more about this years theme, important dates and other information for the student juried show. Baldwin G. Burr, jury member, will be on hand to give pointers and answer questions.

Traditional New Mexico Folk Music

Saturday, October 17th 1:00pm

The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts invites you for an afternoon with Cipriano Vigil. A native of Chamisal in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Cipriano is the living embodiment of nuevomexicano ritual music. As a boy, he learned from the previous generations of musicians at bailes (dances) and at entriegas, matrimonios y difuntos (christenings, marriages and funerals.) He takes you back to the encircling institutions where these village rituals bound families and neighbors together in responsibility for each other. His songs in the nueva cancion tradition (related to U.S. protest and labor songs) address poignant issues of today. His presentations and performances have won him several prestigious awards. These include being honored as a Living Treasure, the Governor’s Award, the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities Award. He has been nominated three times for the National Heritage Award for outstanding work in maintaining and preserving traditional folk music.For more on Cipriano Vigil Click Here.

Funded by New Mexico Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Saints & Sinners Tour

Friday, October 23rd at 9:30am to 4:30pm

Valencia County, once known for its vineyards and orchards, is home to some of the oldest churches in New Mexico. The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts invites you to join us on a religious art & history tour of three of these notable churches: Our Lady of Guadalupe in Peralta, Immaculate Conception in Tomé, and San Antonio de Los Lentes. We will also stop at the Camino Real Winery for a sampling of their wines and lunch at the Museum of Heritage & Arts to view Art in New Mexico’s Heartland: Paintings by Camino Real 8.”

$35.00 per person - Call to RSVP: 505-352-7720 or email: heritage@loslunasnm.gov

Friend Your Library & Museum!

Wednesday, October 28th at 7 PM

You are invited to a planning meeting for the creation of the Friends of the Los Lunas Public Library & Museum of Heritage & Arts at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts at 251 Main St., NE

Valencia County Book Club

Saturday, November 14th at 2:00pm

The Valencia County Historical Society will be hosting a book club meeting at the museum to discuss Ralph M. Flores's The Horse in the Kitchen: Stories of a Mexican-American Family. It is an entertaining and inspirational work of fiction based on the life of the author's father who moves with his family from Mexico to Arizona to escape the social upheaval of the Mexican Revolution. It is a heartfelt tribute to his father whose life in Mexico and the United States is marked by courage, wisdom, hard work, love, and integrity--values characteristic of many immigrants.