Sorry for the Mess

Justin Favela and Ramiro Gomez 
July 29-November 6th, 2021
Read full press release here. 
Read postponement press release here. 

The University Art Museum (UAM) is proud to present Sorry for the Mess an exhibition featuring work by artists Ramiro Gomez and Justin Favela; this exhibition is currently postponed, but will open in July of 2021. The exhibition, originating at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) focuses on labor, childhood memories, and life as first generation Americans in the Southwest. The highly successful Las Vegas based exhibition is being presented at the UAM, as it engages with unseen labor and narratives of the artist’s hometowns; as well as the commonality of these themes that affect and shape our local Las Cruces and regional community. Much of the exhibition will be brought directly from Las Vegas on loan, but will also include an interactive site specific piece created by Justin Favela specifically for our iteration of the exhibition.

Be part of the exhibition in 2021 by taking part in a virtual plant making workshop with artist Justin Favela. Follow along at home, and drop you plant off at the museum. Read more here watch the workshop below. 


PASOS AJENOS: Social Justice and Inequalities in the Borderlands 
July 29-November 6th, 2021
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New Mexico State University’s Art Museum announces a timely exhibit focused on social justice issues impacting the Las Cruces and El Paso Borderlands region. “Pasos Ajenos: Social Justice and Inequalities in the Borderlands” will be on display at the University Art Museum in July of 2021 in the Bunny Conlon Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery. This exhibit is motivated by current social crises and responds to the call for a deeper understanding of local history and complex relationships based on race, nationality, gender, and intersecting social statuses.

More information regarding upcoming 2020-2021 exhibitions coming soon.