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Harwood Museum of Art

238 Ledoux St., Taos, NM 87571
575-758-9826
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Ranked #16 of 38 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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Paso Robles, CA
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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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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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12 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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111 helpful votes 111 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

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Well-curated exhibit of Taos County Schools' Artwork, which featured canvases we had never known about or seen. The collection of retablos and santos is amazing and includes examples of old New Mexico masters. For fans of Agnes Martin, her gallery is a must-see! We have seen some of the Ribak and Mandleman pieces and they are well-worth a visit when... More

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

Thanks for your review, we're glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Harwood! More

Dorset
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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HarwoodMuseum, Harwood Museum of Art at Harwood Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Harwood. We're glad that you enjoyed the museum's collection, and regret that you had trouble with our video monitors. We have looked into the situation, and will ensure that the monitors are always functioning properly and that the directions for accessing the audio is clear. More

Shavano Park, Texas, USA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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HarwoodMuseum, Harwood Museum of Art at Harwood Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! The Harwood does, indeed, proudly collect and exhibit all of the art - historic and contemporary - of Northern New Mexico. More

Toronto, Canada
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84 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
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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HarwoodMuseum, Harwood Museum of Art at Harwood Museum of Art, responded to this review

"Folksy and colorful" - we love it! Thanks for visiting the Harwood, we're so glad that you enjoyed your visit. More

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