Visitor Center Restroom Construction
Beginning Jan. 30, 2014, the visitor center restrooms will be under construction. Please check with a ranger for an available restroom if needed.
Volcano Road is Closed
Capulin Volcano National Monument is open however, the Volcano Road is closed due to unsafe driving conditions.
Capulin Volcano's Artist-in-Residence Program
Artists in National Parks
These artists translate the national park's purpose, as a place of pleasure and preservation, into images which bring others enjoyment and a deeper understanding of the parks many Americans may never visit.
Capulin Volcano National Monument's Artist-In-Residence Program continues this tradition.
The program provides time for artists to get away from everyday responsibilities to focus on their surroundings and their medium. The residency lasts for a maximum of two weeks. Capulin Volcano National Monument will provide housing at no cost to the artist.
1. The artist retains a royalty-free, nonexclusive use license under the copyright of the art.
These creative works are exhibited as frequently as possible and are shared with the public through other appropriate means. Artwork not on display is stored in the Park's secure,environmentally controlled museum storage facility.
Volunteerism & Public Programs
Because of the Capulin Volcano's strong commitment to education and outreach into our rural school districts, all artists are required to present at least one program at a school of their choosing to introduce students to an aspect of art and its interpretation of their national parks.
How to Apply
Notifications will be made to finalists by February 1, 2013.
The Selection Process
Did You Know?
In the summer of 2011, Capulin Volcano had two unexpected sightings of Bighorn Sheep at the base of the volcano. Pressure from severe drought conditions may have forced the sheep to seek new areas for food.