It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
--Anais Nin (1903-1977) French born American Author.
The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center and Buell Children's Museum have as their mission to create artistic learning experiences for everyone. The exhibits seek to educate and inspire visitors through art exhibitions, performing arts, dance arts, an award-winning children’s museum, educational programming, and an artistic space for meetings, performances and events. There is a fee to enter but the Center does have numerous 'free days' throughout the year. When I visited, an exhibit of 72 of Ansel Adam's most famous photographs were on display along with paintings and prints from local artists. The Children's Museum contains two stories of interactive artistic opportunities for children to create and play.
Visit their website and plan your visit!