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The Harwood Museum of Art brings Taos arts to the world and world arts to Taos

The Harwood Museum showcases a diverse tapestry of over 100 years of art in Taos. We enhance learning, creativity, and cultural life for the Taos community by enabling the power of arts to honor the past and inspire the future.

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  The Harwood Museum of Art is one of the best kept secrets in the Southwest. Founded in 1923 in Taos, New Mexico, the museum’s collections and exhibitions tell a comprehensive story of art in Taos and Northern New Mexico. You will explore notable art from contemporary to traditional in a John Gaw Meem historic building.

The Harwood Museum of Art’s impressive permanent collection also includes the world renowned Agnes Martin Gallery, often compared to the Rothko Chapel. This installation of seven paintings, the only one of its kind in the world, was gifted to the Harwood by abstract expressionist painter Agnes Martin who called Taos her home.

In the 1940s-1950s Taos became one of the centers of modernist artistic activity in the United States. The Harwood’s extensive Taos Moderns and mid 20th century collection includes Andrew Dasburg, Marsden Hartley, Louis Ribak, Clay Spohn, Emil Bisttram, Dorothy Eugenie Brett, Edward Corbett and many more.

The Harwood Museum also features a significant collection of early 20th century artists including the Taos Society of Artists. See famous works by Victor Higgins, E. Martin Hennings, Joseph Henry Sharp, Ernest L. Blumenschein, E.I. Couse and others.

Our Native American collection includes original art by notable indigenous artists like John Suazo, Tony Abeyta, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Juan Tafiho Mirabal, Julian Martinez, Dwayne Wilcox and others.

Our Hispanic Traditions collection has a number of historic santos, bultos, retablos, and crosses including art by Jose Rafael Aragon. The Harwood Museum has the largest collection of santero artists Patrociño Barela and Gustavo Victor Goler.

Join us for insightful lectures and special artist presentations in our 95-seat Arthur Bell Auditorium. We open our doors and share a variety of special events and art exhibition receptions throughout the year.

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