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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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Seattle
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163 reviews 163 reviews
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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37 helpful votes 37 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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41 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Miami, Florida
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

........I went to the Harwood with friends that are not regular museum visitors. Everyone enjoyed the exhibitions. Classic Taoseño artist as well as young current artists. Outstanding curators at this not-to -miss museum......

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Santa Fe
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wonderful temporary exhibits, like the current "Low Brow Art" show, are not to be missed. The permanent collection is excellent also. The museum is a perfect size for an afternoon visit.

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