Farmington museum hosting Warhol, Pollock exhibit

Posted at: 07/22/2013 5:26 PM
By: Ashley McElroy, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Some of the best known artworks in the world are now just a few hours’ drive from Albuquerque.

The Farmington Museum at Gateway Park is hosting an exhibit of works by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and other famous artists called “An Adventure in the Arts.”  

The Farmington Museum had been in negotiations with the Guild Hall Museum since 2009 to bring this exhibit to the four corners. They finally found a time slot that worked.

"We were changing the museum gallery out for the new expansion so it worked out that we had the appropriate amount of space," said Thomas Cunningham, curator of the Farmington Museum.

One of the most recognizable pieces is Andy Warhol’s screen print he did of Marilyn Monroe back in the 60's.

The museum says it's excited to bring big name art that someone would usually see in a large museum.

"You’d have to travel a long way in order to see representations of these artists and here we have it in our own back yard so it’s pretty special," said museum volunteer Bob Jennings.

What makes this exhibit special is its diversity. The 72 piece exhibit ranges from paintings to sculptures.   

"Beauty is in the eye of beholder and even in this impressionistic art some of it to me is incredible and some of it I have to stop to think about what were they thinking,” said Cunningham.

The exhibit will be at the Farmington museum at Gateway Park until September 21.