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 

 
 

Predators Exhibit
July 3-October 29, 2016



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Predators - Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century & Peregrine Falcon: From Endangered Species to Urban Bird
 

Come to the Farmington Museum and enjoy two thrilling exhibitions for the price of one! Beginning July 3, the museum will be hosting Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century AND Peregrine Falcon: From Endangered Species to Urban Bird. The Wolves and Wild Lands exhibition presents wolves in a continental perspective that will deepen viewers’ understanding of the wolf and the challenge of wolf-human coexistence. The Peregrine Falcon exhibition tells the story of a species that was brought back from the abyss of extinction to become a symbol of nature’s resilience in our urban centers.

 

Tickets are $5 Adults (18+), $3 Children (3-17), Free (0-2). Regular museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 8am to 5pm. For more information, please call (505) 599-1174. Exhibitions organized by the University of Minnesota, James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History.

 

 

 

 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
 
 

Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners Exhibit
July 30-December 3, 2016

 
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 For 15 years, the Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners has been dedicated to creating art out-of-doors, a practice called plein air. Painting in nature allows for direct observation in capturing light, shadow, and color. Today the group has grown to 40 members, representing New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. This exhibit features approximately 100 works and is FREE to the public. Regular museum business hours are Monday through Saturday, 8am to 5pm. For more information, please call (505) 599-1174. 
 

 Family Programming

 
 

Farmington Museum Families on Foot 2016

  •  Families with kids 5+ years
  • 9am-1pm
  • $5 per family
  • Transportation provided
  • BYO-sack lunch & water
Easy educational hikes for the whole family are now available through the Farmington Museum! come explore some of the fascinating cultural and natural history of the Four corners on short day hikes. Space is limited and registration is required.
 
For more information or to register, please call (505) 599-1400.

October 22 - Frances Canyon Pueblito
               Highlights: Navajo defensive site 
 
 

Dia de los Muertos at the Farmington Museum

 November 2  5pm-8pm

Drop by the Farmington Museum with the whole family to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead! This event is FREE to the public and appropriate for all ages. There will be music, food, and fun crafts and activities for our celebration of this special Mexican holiday. Call (505)599-1174 for more information.
 

PRESENTATIONS



 
 

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


 October 1       1pm - 2:30pm  The Balance of Power: Repeating Firearms on the       American Frontier

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 Art)
   
 

Farmington Museum Chautauqua Presentation Series

 November 19  3pm   Music From the Ranch and the Open Range by Steve Cormier

The Farmington Museum is bringing history to life! On select Saturdays throughout the year, the museum will be offering FREE lively and informative performances or presentations by Chautauqua speakers. Drop by for some enlightenment and stay for spirited conversation! Chautauqua is sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council. On November 19, Steve Cormier will be performing cowboy music from the late-19th to mid-20th century. Cowboy music evolved from the open range and ranch employees who worked and rode after cattle and includes songs about horses, cattle, lost love, death, the devil, and more. All have in common the expression of what ranch and farm work was like during this time. For more information, please call (505) 599-1174
 
 

Member Appreciation Events

 

Annual Member Appreciation Day: One Great Day of Shopping

 
November 12   10am-3pm

The Farmington Museum and the Farmington Museum Foundation will host their annual One Great Day of Shopping event as part of its membership appreciation day at the Farmington Museum. There will be a wide variety of items on sale, entertainment, book-signings, and more. During the event, Farmington Museum Foundation new and renewing 2017 members may enjoy a 30% discount on purchases from the museum gift store, Currents. Present 2016 members may enjoy a 20% discount on purchase from Currents. These discounts are off the regular non-member price and are good only for the day. Discounts will not apply to consignment and sale merchandise. For additional information, please call Kandy LeMoine at (505) 599-1421 
 

COMING SOON! 

 
 Redress: Upcycled Style by Nancy JuddRecycling-Fiesta-sm
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. 



 


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Technicolor Dreaming: Psychedelic Posters from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

 
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 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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