Navajo Museum of Art and Culture Set for June 8 Opening

Farmington Daily Times, May 21, 2018


"With the opening of the long-awaited Museum of Navajo Art and Culture in downtown Farmington just a few weeks away, Farmington Museum director Bart Wilsey took time to reflect on the significance of that development last week as he led a tour of the new facility.

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The museum has been in the planning stages ever since the building in which it is housed at 301 W. Main St. was donated to the city in 2013 by the late Bob Culpepper. But that donation coincided with a downturn in the local economy, and the city of Farmington and the Farmington Museum system have struggled to find the money to renovate the building.

Museum officials originally hoped to have the new facility open by last summer, but that date has been pushed back several times as renovation work continued, including some demolition, the installation of sprinklers and lighting, the rebuilding of several walls, and the construction of two Americans with Disabilities Act restrooms and a reception desk. The museum is finally scheduled to open at 5 p.m. Friday, June 8 as part of the quarterly art walk series."

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