Now in our fourth year, the Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour will be October 14th, 10am-5pm, and 15th, noon-5pm. Our town boasts a wide variety of creative talent, from fiber art, jewelry, wood sculpture, and metal sculpture, to photography, drawing, and painting. Once again we will be joined by the painting and ceramics classes at UNM-LA, as well as our new and returning artists, with thanks from our sponsors, the Los Alamos Arts Council and Los Alamos Mainstreet.
The Bradbury Science Museum, located in the heart of Los Alamos, New Mexico (aka the Atomic City) features approximately 60 interactive exhibits that trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project, highlight Los Alamos National Laboratory’s current and historic research projects related to defense and technology, and focus on Laboratory research related to national and international economic, environmental, political, and social concerns. These exhibits together with extensive educational and community programs draw nearly 80,000 visitors a year. Museum hours are Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun-Mon 1-5pm. Admission is free. (505) 667-4444 www.lanl.gov/museum
Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.
The Ancestral Pueblo people lived here from approximately 1150 CE to 1550 CE. They built homes carved from the volcanic tuff and planted crops in mesatop fields. Visitor Center Winter Hours are 9 AM to 5 PM, Summer hours 9 AM to 6 PM during shuttle season (mid May to mid October). (505) 672-3861 x517 www.nps.gov/band