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NEA Big Read Art Opening

Patagonia Museum 100 School Street, Patagonia, AZ

4th generation Patagonians Glen “Gooch” Goodwin and Kayla Lewis-Simpson will present their photography at this art opening highlighting the landscape, wildlife, people, and history of the area. This will be a three-week exhibition held at The Patagonia Museum and will be open for public viewing during museum open hours, Thursday-Saturday, 2-4pm.

Mata Ortiz Pottery Demonstration

Patagonia Town Park

Come join the talented artists, Lorenzo and Lucy Mora, from Mata Ortiz who will demonstrate the making of their famous and beautiful pottery pieces. Some of the work will be available for purchase. For any questions, contact German Quiroga 520-343-5641 or Rose Quiroga 520-603-5889  

Bus Tour to Banamachi and Rio Sonora

Please join us on March 15 - 17th for a leisurely and flexible 3 day, 2-night tour by South of the Border Tours motorcoach through historic areas surrounding the Sonora River in Mexico. Check out the post published on December 28th for more info and to download the registration form.

Art + History – The Art of Jill Johnson

Patagonia Museum 100 School Street, Patagonia, AZ

Please join us at the grand opening of the Jill Johnson art show. The show will run for a month and is viewable during the hours the Museum is open (Thur - Sat 2 to 4) or by special appointment.

Bus Tour of Historic Rio Rico & Nogales

Leave the driving to us... Learn the unique history of Historic Rio Rico & Nogales with our all-new Bus Tour itinerary ● RRHS Calabasas & 50th Anniversary Rio Rico Monuments ● Historic Calabasas Cemetery ● Traditional Sinaloan Lunch in Nogales at Mike & BB’s ● Nogales Historic 1904 Courthouse ● Pimeria Alta Historical Society Museum ● Historic Holler & Saunders hacienda and antique collection Tour meets at 8:30 am at Rio Rico Community Center, 391 Avenida Coatimundi. We will depart at 9:30 am from the RRCC and return around 4:30 pm Tour cost: Members $55, Non-Members $65 (Prepaid Reservations Required) Please mail checks to Rio Rico Historical Society, PO Box 4201, Rio Rico, AZ 85648 For reservations contact President Helen Serras-Herman at helen@gemartcenter.com or call 520.761.9907, or visit us at www.RioRicoHistoricalSociety.org

Bus Tour to Mata Ortiz

This is one of the Museum's most popular events and we're thrilled to be able to offer the tour again. Mata Ortiz is a small village near Casas Grandes in Chihuahua Mexico known for reviving the Paquimé pottery.  The South of the Border Tours bus will depart Patagonia at 8 am on Tuesday, November 8th and will return to Patagonia by 5 pm on Thursday, November 10. We will stay at Hotel Hacienda in Nuevo Casas Grandes for 2 nights. The itinerary includes visiting the Museo de las Culturas del Norte, the archeological site of Paquime, viewing a pottery-making demonstration in Mata Ortiz, dining in the Gadsden Hotel and visiting the Art Car Museum in Douglas and other sites as time allows. Rebecca Orozco, retired anthropology and history instructor for Cochise College and the University of Arizona will provide commentary throughout the tour. Liz Cerepanya and Don Armstrong will provide the musical entertainment. The $ 670 (double occupancy) fee per museum member covers transportation, entertainment, meals and lodging. There is an additional $50 fee for non-members and an added $100 for single occupancy. For more information, please contact German Quiroga, 520-343-5641, patagoniamuseumpresident@gmail.com

Showing of “The Mariachi Miracle”

Tin Shed Theater Patagonia, AZ

On Sunday, November 27, at 2 pm in the Tin Shed Theater, The Patagonia Museum is partnering with the Patagonia Creative Arts Association to present Dan Buckley's documentary, "The Mariachi Miracle". This film documents the impact of the youth mariachi movement in Tucson and beyond. Producer/director and journalist Dan Buckley will be present. Ruben Moreno, latin trumpet player and director of Mariachi Luz de Luna, will offer a historical analysis of the mariachi culture prior to the showing of the film. More information about Ruben can be found here:https://marldl.com/  More information on the Mariachi Miracle can be found at: https://www.mariachimiracle.com/