Farmington Museum 

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Farmington Museum & Visitors Center

 
Experience a wide variety of exhibits relating to the diverse history of the area’s cultures, traveling exhibits, and art shows. Lecture series, performances, workshops, and special demonstrations are offered year-round. The Museum store, “Currents,” features exhibit-related merchandise, books on local and regional interests, toys, and educational materials.

The Growers’ Market is held in the Museum parking lot, June - October, dependent on the growing season, Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - Noon.  Find out more at www.farmingtongrowersmarket.com.

The Farmington Museum, 3041 E. Main St.,  is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is by suggested donation of $3 adult, $2 child. Call 505-599-1174.


 

 
 

CURRENT EXHIBITS 

 

 Coyote Tales
August 22, 2016-January 7, 2017

 Beginning August 22, the Farmington Museum will be hosting a small exhibition of 15 high-quality prints of New Mexico wildlife called Coyote Tales. The exhibition was compiled by Silver City photographer Ann McMahon, whose goal was to build a portfolio of New Mexico's stunning wildlife. The prints feature everything from the iconic coyote to the speedy jackrabbit and the agile bighorn sheep. This exhibition is FREE to the public. For more information, please call (505) 599-1174
 
 

Redress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd

November 19,2016-May 6, 2017

 Recycling-Fiesta-sm      Redress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd
November 19- May 6, 2017 Exhibition Dates
November 18 Member's Only Reception


Can a beautifully made garment also carry an environmental message? Artist Nancy Judd thinks so! At first glance, Judd's creations are stunning and dramatic, appearing as fine couture and refined garments, but a closer look at her recycled fashion takes us deeper into her message. Judd has been commissioned by major corporations such as Target and Delta Airlines to create not only magnificent works of art but also to convey the value of consumer consciousness and the future of our planet. Her creations have been exhibited worldwide, have been accepted into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution, and have caught the attention of major media outlets including USA Today and CNN.

The exhibition is free to the public with a SUGGESTED DONATION of $3 per person.
 

 PRESENTATIONS

 Curator's Choice Lecture Series: The American West in Fact and Fiction

December 3       3pm-4:30pm  The Rise and Fall of the Television Western

The West is a physical region whose landscape is as diverse as its people, but it is also a
romanticized notion that has come to symbolize the American experience around the world.
The Farmington Museum's Curator's Choice Lecture Series: The American West in Fact and
Fiction, explores the region, from the frontier to the future, to show why the West has played
 such a pivotal role in world history and how it continues to permeate all aspects of American
life, at home and abroad. Each lecture is FREE to the public. For more information, please
call (505) 599-1174. 
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Charles Russell, Smoke of a .45, 1908. (Courtesy of the Amon Carter Museum of American
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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

 
 
 

San Juan County Home Builders Association HBA Playhouse Build Off

 
December 1, 2016-March 2, 2017          Exhibition Dates 
The San Juan County Home Builders Association Playhouse Build Off showcases the talent of local contractors who generously donate their time and expertise to build playhouses that are raffled off for charity to aid San Juan Kids. The buildings, constructed of the highest quality, feature designs that are limited solely to the builder's imagination. Past entries have ranged from a log cabin to a girl's dream house to a chicken coop. The playhouses will be on display outside the Farmington Museum prior to the 23rd Annual Home Improvement and Building Expo in 2017. This exhibition is FREE to the public.  
 
St. John's Bible 
 

December 6, 2016- December 10, 2016        8am-5pm        Exhibition Dates
December 8, 2016                                          8am-8pm        Extended Hours
 

The Saint John's Bible (SJB) is the first handwritten, illuminated Bible of its scale since the advent of the printing press over 500 years ago. Featuring 1,150 pages with over 160 major illuminations, the mission of the SJB is "to ignite the spiritual imagination of people around the world of all faiths." The Heritage Edition is a full-size, fine art edition of the original masterpiece. Limited to only 299 sets, each of the seven volumes that make up the SJB is approximately two feet tall by three feet wide when open and weighs between 13 and 20 pounds. The Heritage Edition of the SJB is on loan from the Cathedral of Saint John in Albuquerque, and the Very Rev. J. Mark Goodman, Dean and Rector of the Cathedral, will give a special presentation of the SJB every day at 11am, with an additional presentation on December 8 at 6pm. Admission to the exhibition is FREE to the public. 

Transfiguration  GenealogyOfJesus  BirthOfChrist 

 
IMAGE CREDITS: Transfiguration, Donald Jackson with contributions from Aidan Hart, Copyright 2002, The Saint John's Bible, Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.  Birth of Christ, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2001, The Saint John's Bible, Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.  Genealogy of Jesus, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002, The Saint John's Bible, Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.  
 
Technicolor Dreaming: Psychedelic Posters from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  
Jimi Hendrix Experience [main image]  
Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1968. Courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Dec 17-March 25, 2017      8 am-5 pm       Exhibition Dates

December 16, 2016            6 pm-8 pm       Public Reception & Costume Contest
 
 
The pop art and the counterculture movements of the mid-1960's led to the rise of a new visual style, the psychedelic poster. Over thirty such posters, influenced by a combination of rock music and hallucinogenic drugs, are featured in the exhibition Technicolor Dreaming: Psychedelic Posters from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The collection includes examples from the two main series of San Francisco psychedelic concert posters and features leading American and British rock artists of the era, such as Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead, and Pink Floyd. The museum will be hosting a FREE reception for the public on December 16 and everyone is invited to come in their best 1960s/70s rock and roll costumes for a chance to win fun prizes! Admission to the exhibition is FREE to the public. Regular museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 8am-5pm. Donations are always appreciated and help us to continue providing interesting and educational exhibits. For more information cal 505-599-1174. 
 



FARMINGTON MUSEUM EXHIBIT TOURS
By appointment
Let an experienced docent at the Farmington Museum be your host for guided tours of the permanent and visiting exhibits. Tours are FREE and available to the public by appointment. Any size group is welcome!  Call (505) 599-1169 for more information about the museum’s current exhibits or to schedule a guided tour.

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