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Blumenschein Home & Museum

222 Ledoux St, Taos, NM 87571
505 758 0505
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Ranked #17 of 41 Attractions in Taos
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
Description: Dedicated to the two painters who ended up in Taos in the late 1880s due to a broken wagon wheel and stayed to form the Taos Society of Artists.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

While the art is great, I found myself more intrigued by the carvings and the house itself. He was a master craftsman.

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Texas
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196 reviews 196 reviews
63 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

We love museums, so it is hard to give a bad review to a museum, but we have to be honest. This was a disappointment. The house itself is dank and dark. The artwork is so-so. We cannot recommend this museum. Sorry!

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Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My wife had been here before and was disappointed due to some items no longer shown but over all it was very nice and enjoyable. If you are a "art person" you'll enjoy your visit.

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200 reviews 200 reviews
82 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Expected more Early Taos artist art to be on display. House was interesting. More impressed with 2013 visit. After studying more about the Taos Colony, returned this summer for a more in depth second visit and found less of the art than expected.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The house, beautifully restored and furnished, displays a nice cross section of art by Ernest Blumenschein, his wife Mary Greene and daughter Helen, as well as other Taos artists, along with background information on the Taos artists school. The descriptive information was well done, a good thing since the docent when we visited just sat outside, and couldn't answer the... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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118 reviews 118 reviews
57 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visiting this museum/home gives one a good insight to what life was like in Taos when it was settled in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Blumenschein was one of the most important of the Taos School of Artists and you can see some of his paintings and those of his comrades inside this sprawling house that seems to go... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

There is not much to this, but it was kind of interesting. It was the home of the Blumenschein artists. Furnished historically and with some art on the walls.

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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you want to explore the history of American artists in New Mexico, this is the place to do it, with fine examples of the artwork by the Blumenschein family - husband, wife, and daughter.

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Paso Robles, CA
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219 reviews 219 reviews
52 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The home provides a great picture of how life must have been like for the Blumenscheins during the early 20th Century. The art collection includes both work by the husband and wife, plus special collections. Well worth a visit.

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Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This home and museum was very worthwhile seeing. I am so glad we visited! Completely furnished in the way it looked when the Blumenschein's lived there. I love his paintings too!

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