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Art institute offers classes, trip to historic San Patricio

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You can sign up now for the ARTE Institute for Lifelong Learning summer short-course ARTE Adventure, which includes both Zoom and in-person events.

  • Monday, June 6; Wednesday, June 8; and Monday, June 13: 4-5:30 p.m., via Zoom, pay virtual visits to

Hurd-La Rinconada Art Gallery and ranch in San Patricio, New Mexico, as art historian Kathleen Key presents three art history lectures on American landscape painting and artists N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Henriette Wyeth Hurd, Peter Hurd and Michael Hurd.

  • Wednesday-Friday, June 15-17: In person, three-day/two-night visit to the art gallery, wine-tasting room and grounds of the Hurd-La Rinconada Ranch, where artist Michael Hurd still lives. The excursion also includes a trip to historic Lincoln, New Mexico, land of Billy the Kid.

San Patricio is about two hours and 15 minutes (135 miles) northeast of Las Cruces. Lincoln is about a 20-minute drive (14 miles) northwest of San Patricio.

The cost is $225 per person. That includes Key’s lectures, a tour of the Hurd-La Rinconada Art Gallery and ranch, a welcome reception, lunch and dinner (at Las Milpas House) on the ranch and the trip to Lincoln.

Participants are responsible for their own travel to San Patricio and for overnight lodging in Ruidoso or at Hurd La-Rinconada Ranch Guest Homes in San Patricio. With registration, participants will receive lodging information.

For registration and more information, contact Kathleen Albers at kathleenalbers@arteadventures.com.

ARTE was created by Albers and Key in 2021. Albers, of Las Cruces, retired last year after more than 20 years with the Doña Ana Arts Council, including as its long-time director. Key, of El Paso, teaches art history at UTEP.

Visit www.hurdgallery.com.