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Harwood Museum of Art

238 Ledoux St., Taos, NM 87571
575-758-9826
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Ranked #17 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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Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

My wife had been here years ago but this time was very disappointed at their work being shown. Too much modern art and very little of anything else.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We visited Harwood and other Taos art museums for the first time during 2013. Early this year, we found an extensive collection of Early Taos Artist work in an acclaimed OKC museum that motivated a second trip to Taos this summer to better understand and observe the work of the Taos Society of Artists and their period associates in their... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
49 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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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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18 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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Senior Contributor
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8 attraction reviews
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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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