The Art Department has sponsores workshops for several K-12 groups with the help of current faculty and students. Some of these activities have been supported through grants from Margie and Bobby Rankin. In addition to faculty and students, the NMSU Art Gallery has also worked with K-12 groups for many years. New Mexico State University Art Gallery strives to help schools meet their New Mexico State-mandated benchmarks and Standards for Fine Arts each year. They schedule school groups to come to the exhibit each year and give guided tours.