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Harwood Museum of Art

238 Ledoux St., Taos, NM 87571
575-758-9826
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Ranked #16 of 40 Attractions in Taos
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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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the variations of art here. We were able to gain admission with our Culture Pass, an added bonus. This museum is worth an hour of your time & the price is right.

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

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the Harwood! We're glad that you had a Museum Association of Taos Super Ticket - that's a great way to experience Taos' wonderful museums. More

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I have lived in Santa Fe for 9 years and been to Taos a half dozen times. I never got around to visiting this museum before. I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality of art of the relatively large space that this museum has. Displayed are many historic and contemporary artworks by regional artists that gives one an excellent... More

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

Thanks for your review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Harwood. More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Honestly I thought the art was pretty mediocre at this museum. A whole room of big canvas with blue and white stripes. Really? I am just not snobby enough for the art in this museum to appeal. The museum itself is kind of cool and I like the layout. I liked some of the religious art upstairs, but there is... More

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

Hello, we're sorry to hear that you didn't entirely enjoy your experience at the Harwood. Visitors come from all over the world to experience the Agnes Martin Gallery; however, we recognize that not everyone connects with it. Try us again next summer, when we'll be celebrating the centennial of the Taos Society of Artists with dynamic exhibitions of work by... More

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

I've visited the Harwood Museum of Art several times over the years and this time I really liked the amount of art available for viewing in the newly expanded additions to the main building.

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

Thanks for your review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit. Indeed, the 2010 addition of the Mandelman-Ribak Gallery and the Caroline Lee and Bob Ellis Gallery has allowed us to share more temporary exhibitions and work from our permanent collection. Hope to see you again soon! More

Paso Robles, CA
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48 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A wide-ranging and high quality collection, reflecting both past and recent work. Not our favorite, but glad we did not miss seeing this museum.

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

Thanks for your review! The Harwood proudly collects and exhibits both historic and contemporary art from this remarkable part of the world. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again soon. More

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

Wonderful collection of Impressionism and contemporary abstracts and whatever in between housed in a beautiful converted house. Good off-street parking for handicapped.

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Estes Park
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Charming, accessible and best of all free ( if you filled out a survey). Enjoyed the Gus Foster exhibition and the John Connell works as well. Staff friendly too. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Some galleries clicked with us more than others, but the collection of santos was a highlight--as well as some amazing wood carving, doors, etc. The spaces are bright and welcoming.

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Leland, North Carolina
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Don't waste your time unless you like modern art that could be anything the artist says it is. Thankfully there was not a lot of art to look at so we were saved a lot of time.

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

Thanks for your review! Unfortunately you visited us during one of the Museum's two-week exhibition changes (which happens three times per year), so there was indeed less work on view than usual (thus the reduced admission price). We hope that you enjoyed your trip to Taos. More

Madison, Wisconsin
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171 reviews 171 reviews
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

i think there should be a separate consideration for small art museums and this is one of the best. The collection, the care with which it is displayed and the pride the staff takes in their work set the Harwood apart.

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

Thanks for your review! The Harwood is indeed blessed with a wonderful team, and many of our visitors comment on how much they enjoy the Museum''s intimate, historic space. More

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