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Harwood Museum of Art

Address: 238 Ledoux St., Taos, NM 87571
Phone Number: 575-758-9826
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Ranked #16 of 36 Attractions in Taos
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Formed in 1923 by Lucy Harwood and several members of the Taos Society of Artists, the Harwood...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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."

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Augusta, GA
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254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I needed written interpretations no from the artists for this visit. This museum is full of over the top contemporary art. There were a few Blumenscheins and others from his group, but for the most part, it was not my cup of tea.

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Columbus, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This fall I visited Taos with friends. The Harwood Museum was definitely a highlight of this trip. The exhibitions and collections were fabulous. The staff was courteous. If you are in the area, it is a must see!

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Orford, New Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

In past visits to the Harwood, I have enjoyed the more traditional art displayed there. This visit I was delighted to see that the Harwood had tried something different and daring with the Post-Pop exhibit. The new, fresh and often entertaining art contained in this exhibit is a nice contrast to what you normally expect to see at the Harwood.... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wild at times comic art; found it enjoyable. If you can find a review with photos, suggest you look first since not for everyone. Think the local newspaper did such a review.

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Morrison, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I went for the opening of the Post-Pop exhibit at the Harwood. It was a fantastic and unique collection, and I'd recommend catching it while it is still there. More than a few pieces made me smile (or laugh - almost out loud). The Harwood is an easy walk from the Plaza, if you know where to go.

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