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Harwood Museum of Art

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Address: 238 Ledoux St., Taos, NM 87571
Phone Number: 575-758-9826
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Formed in 1923 by Lucy Harwood and several members of the Taos Society of...
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."
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We spent a couple of hours enjoying the exhibits here: a good mix of Southwest art, some sumi art, and really interesting show of Hispanic Icons. -fee -very close by free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The permanent collection alone is worth a second visit, but the temporary exhibits are always impressive. Leave time for the gift shop as well.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

During a recent trip to Taos my wife and I visited the Harwood Museum, and we were both pleased with the museum. The works of art from the old Taos Society of Artist was a real treat to see. I'll be back again for a repeat viewing of these great art works.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We spent a couple of hours enjoying the exhibits here: a good mix of Southwest art, some sumi art, and really interesting show of Hispanic Icons. -fee -very close by free parking

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Longwood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Not much here. We breezed through in about 20 minutes and we were taking our time. The Millicent Rogers house on the outskirts of town was much more interesting.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was the home of the Harwoods close to a 100 years ago. Both were artists and part of the Taos group of artists at that time. The museum has expanded over the years and has some contemporary exhibits as well as works by Taos artists and great wooden sculptures by local Hispanic artists incuding Placito Barelas. There is also... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We spent an hour or so appreciating the eclectic art collection housed in an old home in Taos. There are many styles of art represented most of which were created by artists who lived and/or worked in Taos at some time in their careers. The art is spread out in small galleries on two floors and displayed on white adobe... More 

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Shavano Park, Texas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you love Lowbrow, this is the show for you! El Tatuaje: The Tattoo in Underground Culture, Lowbrow Insurgence: The Rise of Post-Pop Art, Pinstripe Madera, Nuevo Lowbrow: Pop Culture in the West. Those are the actual names for the collections in four of the nine rooms at the Harwood. If you want to view this genre go very soon... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

There is a fabulous post '60's art show up. Do not miss it if you are in the area. Nice small museum associated with the University of NM.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We learned a great deal from the show "Lowbrow Art" and were delighted to have a chance to see it. It was especially appropriate for Taos area because some of the artists came from Taos and Albuquerque. We were fascinated by the tattoo art and the art in the skateboards, snow boards and surf board. I had no idea art... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Great break from the historic realism (which I happen to love!) mostly found in Taos's other museums. Current exhibition includes "low-brow" and "post-pop" art, including tatoo art. Who knew Taos was a center of modern art in the 40's, 50's and 60's? The museum also has a large collection of Hispanic and Spanish-colonial art, furniture and religious objects.

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Additional Information about Harwood Museum of Art

Address: Address: 238 Ledoux St., Taos, NM 87571
Phone Number: 575-758-9826
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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