Farmington Museum 


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

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.




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.
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 call 505-599-1174. 

Focus on Farmington
January 14-March 25, 2017

January 14-March 25, 2017     8am-5pm      Exhibit Dates
The Farmington Museum has a large collection of photographs that document the history of the city and the surrounding areas. The images highlight the diversity of the region, from the people who call it home to the industries that drive the economy to the natural environment we all share. A few examples from the collection are featured in our latest historical photography exhibition.
Image caption: Hyde Exploring Co. fruit pickers, circa 1910. (Reproduced from the collection of Wayne Walling; Farmington Museum Foundation Purchase) 



Psychedelic Science Saturdays at the Farmington Museum

February 4         10am – 12pm       Tie-Dye (BYO T-shirt)
February 18       10am – 12pm       Lava Lamps
March 4              10am – 12pm       Op Art
 Join the staff from E3 Children’s Museum at the Farmington Museum for some far out science. These groovy programs are in conjunction with the exhibit, Technicolor Dreaming: Psychedelic Posters from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. This event is totally FREE and kiddos of all ages are welcome, so you and the family need to make tracks to the Farmington Museum. Can you dig it? Don’t forget to visit the exhibit afterwards. Catch you on the flip side! Call (505) 599-1174

Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition 

August 4                   Deadline for completed application and entry fee.
August 22                  Museum will send notification email, noting whether or not the art has been                                              accepted, and additional shipping/presentation instructions.
August 28                  Artist must confirm participation in show via email.
September 3-15          Receive shipped artwork.
September 10-15         Receive hand-delivered artwork.
September 23             Exhibition opens.
                                      6 pm-7 pm, Juror Lecture
                                      7 pm-9 pm, Exhibition Reception
December 2               Show closes.
December 6-8            Artists must pick up hand-delivered artwork.
December 16             Deadline for museum to ship artwork back.

To apply, visit Call for Entry at Click on the “View All Calls” tab and use the keyword Farmington to bring up the exhibition information. Click on the “VIEW MORE INFO” link for information on the exhibition, and click on the “APPLY TO THIS CALL” link to submit your application. (If you are new to Call for Entry, you will need to set up a free account by clicking on the “Register Here” link.)
 For more information, call (505) 599-1174 

Flashing on the Sixties 
February 18          2pm-4pm          Flashing on the Sixties Presentation 
Join us on February 18 from 2pm to 4pm at the Farmington Museum to welcome noted photographer and documentarian Lisa Law as she discusses her experiences photographing the musicians and attendees at Woodstock in 1969. She will be screening her film Flashing on the Sixties and presenting a slideshow of her iconic photographs, followed by a Q&A and book signing.
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This program is FREE to the public and presented in conjunction with the exhibit, Technicolor Dreaming: Psychedelic Posters from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Lisa Law pictured here with "Silver".
Curator's Choice Lecture Series: The American West in Fact and Fiction
February 4       3pm-4:30pm     Route 66 and the American Dream
April 1              3pm-4:30pm     Cowboys and Robots: The Birth of the Science Fiction                                                       Western
June 3             3pm-4:30pm     Stetson: Manufacturing an American Icon
August 5         3pm-4:30pm     Howard Hughes in Hollywood
October 7       3pm-4:30pm     TBA
December 2   3pm-4:30pm     TBA 
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.
Route 66 and the American Dream: U.S. Highway Route 66 is a road that many still travel on today, but it has also come to embody a time and place in American history. Established in 1926, Route 66 spanned approximately 2,400 miles through eight state: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. The highway was a major transportation artery, a popular tourist destination, and a frequent subject in popular culture throughout the twentieth century. Over time, Route 66 took on ever greater significance as a combination of experiences and ideas that were real and imagined, historic and contemporary. Discover the history and significance of the highway, in myth and reality, to reveal why Route 66 is still called the "Main Street of America." For more information, please call (505) 599-1174. 
 Williams, Arizon sign, c1970s, Courtesy of Steve Rider. (1)



New Mexico: A Meditative State

April 1-July 22, 2017       8am-5pm     Exhibit Dates
Quiet and still, New Mexico's desert and mountains evoke a meditative state. Not surprisingly, documenting the state's landscape is a spiritual experience for photographer Ken Hoffman. He loves the desert and has come to appreciate its many variations of terrain, flora, and fauna. In photographing the region, Hoffman hopes to capture not only the physical beauty of the land forms but its spiritual essence as well. New Mexico: A Meditative State features 25 photographs Hoffman has taken throughout the state. All of his photography is film based utilizing a Chamonix large format camera. Working exclusively in black and white, he develops and prints in his own darkroom. Nothing is manipulated digitally. 
Shiprock and Lava Dyke
Bisti Badlands - Ston Wings 6 by Ken Hoffman, 2016
Bisti Badlands - Stone Wings 6
 Shiprock and Lava Dyke by Ken Hoffman, 2016 

Ah Shi Sle Pa 3
Ah Shi Sle Pa 3 by Ken Hoffman, 2016 

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.