Mike Disfarmer (American, 1884 – 1959), Untitled (Troy Hensley, Thoughtful Young Woman), c. 1940 – 1949, Gelatin silver print, 9-7/8 x 7-7/8 inches, Gift of Stephen J. Nicholas, MD, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, 2014.26.21.
Credit: Geistlight Photography

The UNM Art Museum opens a new exhibition on Friday, March 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. “Remnants: Photographs from the Disfarmer Studio” debuts Friday, March 25 and will be on display through Thursday, June 16 in the Van Deren Coke Gallery.

The exhibition, curated by Christian Waguespack, looks at the material history of portraits from the Arkansas studio of Mike Disfarmer. It traces the physical life of photographs from the darkroom to the family album, to the museum archive. Each photo has a long and storied personal life, far beyond the photographer’s posthumous fame.

The UNM Art Museum is located within the Center for the Arts complex off of Redondo Drive near the UNM Bookstore. It is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free, but a donation is suggested to support exhibitions.

For more information, visit UNM Art Museum online or call (505) 277-4001.