Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts  

A Branch of the Los Lunas Public Library

Current Exhibits

We are proud to present our 9th Annual Juried Art Show winner Viola Luna!!! Come in and view her wonderful collection starting June 25th with an opening reception from 2-4PM.

Viola Luna Exhibit

The 9th Annual Student Art Show: “Miracles & remedies” The Student Art Show is now on display! Please come by the museum and see the works of students from all around Valencia County. This show will be up through June 11th. If you cannot make it in, please enjoy the virtual gallery below.

Civil War Show

The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts Presents: The Civil War in New Mexico. Starting April 1st, come in and learn of local battles, those who were involved, and their importance in the American Civil War. We are open Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM until 5PM. 

Student Art Show Ad

Attention all student artists, the 9th Annual Student Art Show is coming up soon and there is still time to enter! If you or anyone you know is interested, please fill out the application below and bring it to us. Or, you can fill one out in person at the museum. The deadline for entries is April 22. We hope to see you soon!!

Student Art Show Application

Below is a link to the Application PDF

Miracles Remedies

The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts is proud to present: 

The 9th Annual Juried Art Show “Miracles & Remedies”

Join us for an exhibit featuring the works of many talented local artists dealing with this year’s theme, “Miracles & Remedies”. This theme is interpreted in a variety of mediums and highlights the talent of our community. This show will be running from October 9th, 2021 until January 9th, 2022. The museum is open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10AM-5PM.

UPCOMING Exhibits and Presentations

Presentations Available For Viewing

USS New Mexico BB-40

by Richard Melzer and John Taylor 

Richard Melzer and John Taylor discuss their book on the USS New Mexico BB-40, which participated in both WWI and WWII.

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The New Mexico Navy 

by John Taylor

Historian John Taylor talks about his book, New Mexico's Navy that features 95 U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, AND Merchant Marine vessels that have been named after noteworthy people and geographic features in this largely desert state. Click on the link above or the picture below to view the recording of his presentation. 

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The 8th annual juried art show:

“2020 Celebrations of New Mexico”

To view all juried art go to: 

Museum of Heritage and Arts Facebook 

After Party - laura sanchez


Presenting the Los Lunas Museum's 2019 Juried Art Show Winner's Exhibit.  Winner Marilyn Drake was awarded her own private show. The Los Lunas juried Art Show is virtual this year due to COVID. Enjoy her work.


The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts hosted an online art contest, “The Conform Project: Creating a Historical Art Piece While in Quarantine,” from home.

The winners for the Conform Project are:


• First Place: “Resilience” by Jeremiah Bahe, of Mentmore, N.M.

2nd Place  Wayne Bodmer

• Second Place: “Isolation/Depression” by Wayne Bodmer, of Rio Rancho

3rd Place  Jenna Pressley

• Third Place: “Life in Radiology” by Jenna Pressley, of Advance, Ind.

Three People’s Choice winners:

People Choice  Gerardo Contreras Castro

• “Thank You For Saving my Life” by Gerardo Castro, of Los Lunas

People Choice  Amaria Avila (1)

• “First Responder, COVID-19 Prayers” by Amaris Avila, of Belen


• “Wash Your Hands” by Julia Rangel, of Los Lunas.

Prizes included gift cards, such as $100 for first place, $75 for second, $50 for third, and $25 for most Facebook likes.

All entries are displayed on the museum’s Facebook page.

The judges of the contest were the staff of the Valencia County News-Bulletin, Brent Thomas, an art teacher at Valencia High School; Carrie Ryan, a teacher at Los Lunas High School; and Doris Karney, a local gallery owner.

The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts will hold an exhibit of all the COVID-19 art submissions at the beginning of 2021.

More than 145 artists submitted their work, including from TACL students.