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Harwood Museum of Art

238 Ledoux St., Taos, NM 87571
575-758-9826
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Ranked #17 of 39 attractions in Taos
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Formed in 1923 by Lucy Harwood and several members of the Taos Society of Artists, the Harwood Museum of Art is the second oldest museum in New... more » Owner description: Formed in 1923 by Lucy Harwood and several members of the Taos Society of Artists, the Harwood Museum of Art is the second oldest museum in New Mexico. The museum has been affiliated with the University of New Mexico since 1935, and it now boasts the internationally acclaimed Agnes Martin Gallery, galleries exhibiting highlights from the museum's collection of work by the Taos Society of Artists, Taos Moderns, Hispanic Traditions, and contemporary artists working in Taos, and changing exhibitions fulfilling the Harwood's vision to "Bring Taos Arts to the World and World Arts to Taos." « less
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Dorset
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was fine but a little bit chaotic. The collection is good, but for example the audio description of the video installations weren't working properly which meant we couldn't enjoy them. It's a nice space and collection - but of the 5 museums we saw on the Taos Museum ticket, this was our least positive experience.

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Shavano Park, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The Harwood is a wonderful museum. There is much hype about the Harwood to drown out some of the others. It contains much more modern and contemporary art. It does have wonderful old photographs taken by Harwood himself of the Taos Pueblo Indians. These are not replaceable elsewhere. This is worth seeing.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

No name that most people would recognize. So no big deal? Wrong. It's a great collection of interesting paintings and photos. Lots of variety, modern in one room, another built for seven by one artist, pueblo and Indian, abstract, you name it. My wife described it all as "folksy and colorful". Don't miss the weird shrine of Ken Price and... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Very interesting large collection of photographs of the Pueblo and life in Taos during that time. There are elevators if you can't do the steps inside the museum. Stay away from the large gallery if kids are there. Way too noisy. Not the Harwood's fault, of course.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This large museum was once the home of the Harwoods, who were artists and photographers in Taos in the early part of the 1900s. The museum is magnificent with a beautiful interior and displays a great deal of art work from Taos and New Mexico including much work of Hispanic artists. There are about 17 pieces by the wonderful wood... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A great selection of local art and revolving artists. Loved the work of Peter Park. A must see when twice Taos.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were there during a special exhibit which drew you into the daily lives of the Harwoods and their friends and family. The way that the museum is laid out makes the art feel personal and approachable. I would definitely return to this museum.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This museum is terrific. First, the collection of paintings (and some pottery) has the best New Mexico masters - and those passing through -- as well as contemporary painting exhibits. The Agnes Martin room with six of her works is worth the trip alone. Upstairs, some good examples of local folks' art. Overall a muss-see in Taos

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Just want to clarify for those confused by separate listings that the museum is house in Fechin's fascinating and lovely house

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HarwoodMuseum, Director at Harwood Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you for your note! Actually the Fechin House houses the Taos Art Museum, located at 227 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte. The Harwood Museum of Art is an entirely separate museum, located at 238 Ledoux Street (near Taos Plaza). Both great museums, but definitely separate! More

Taos, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Harwood is a small gem of a museum. My favorite is the room dedicated to the work of Agnes Martin, where you can sit in the middle of a rounded room and soak up her giant canvases. A great selection of Taos artists, from older to more modern, and the museum also hosts events like readings and lectures. A... More

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HarwoodMuseum, Director at Harwood Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Visitors from all over the world come to the Harwood in order to experience the Agnes Martin Gallery. In addition to that magical space, the Harwood exhibits historic and contemporary art created throughout the centuries in our very special part of the world. More

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