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Blumenschein Home & Museum

222 Ledoux St, Taos, NM 87571
505 758 0505
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Ranked #15 of 40 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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48 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Unfriendly front receptionist. Very little BLUMENSCHEIN art--was expecting more. Some nice vintage illustrations from his wife.

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North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were first attracted to the building by lilacs and its courtyard of flowers. Inside you'll find a fine collection of art and other objects to view. Easy to find not far from the central Taos Plaza.

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Leland, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

A very nice house nicely maintained containing the art of a very talented family. The daughter's room is charming with all the walls decorated by the mother.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Impressive display of the home and art of an impressive man, Ernest L. Blumenschein who was much more than an internationally recognized artist.

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