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Taos Art Museum

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Address: 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Fechin House, Taos, NM 87571
Phone Number: +1 575-758-2690
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Taos's newest museum, opened in 1994, has a collection of works by early...

Taos's newest museum, opened in 1994, has a collection of works by early members of the Taos Society of Artists never seen before by the public.

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Great small museum

The museum has a small, but worthy, collection of Taos artists but focuses on the work of Nicolai Fechin as the building was once his home. The building itself is lovely, and it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Springfield, VA
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Springfield, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum has a small, but worthy, collection of Taos artists but focuses on the work of Nicolai Fechin as the building was once his home. The building itself is lovely, and it gives an indication of what life was like for the artists who first started coming to Taos. The museum also has a good gift shop.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been avid fans of Nicolai Fechin for decades, having seen one incredibly amazing Fechin portrait of a native american in the Woolaroc Museum near Bartlesville, Oklahoma (another absolute jewel of a western museum -- a must-see for any true art lover). We only had about 3 hours total to spend in Taos, and #1 on our list was... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Limited, but beautiful gallery space inside the former home of artist Nicoli Fechin. The home is the real star of this museum as it is filled with architectural details carved by the artist himself. Stunning space. The staff is warm, helpful, and knowledgeable. Gift shop located in the artist's studio behind the house. The only drawback is that there aren't... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was Nicolai Fechin's house. This Russian artist came out to Taos at the behest of Mable Dodge Lujan. He built this, his own house in just six years, painting in the day and carving all the doors, fittings and furniture at night in his studio. The house and Fechin's paintings and carvings are wonderful. But the "artist" (someone named... More 

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Taos, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Museum is fascinating but the gift shop really inspired me. They have an amazing assortment of exquisite jewelry. I also loved the knit and crochet pieces, everything from totally New Mexico shawls to brightly colored crochet placemats made from recycled fabric and a slew of other one-of-a-kind treasures.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This house is my inspiration for my own studio. The orginal builder was a Russian artist who would carve the hand hewn beams of the house all winter long. It is a lifetime work of art that you will not find anywhere else. A merging of old world artistry with Taos architecture. Truly amazing!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

-At breakfast at our B&B, we asked for a museum recommendation: Millicent Rogers, the Harwood, or the Taos Art Museum (aka the Fechin House)? While we plan to return to Taos to vist the others, as well as the D.H. Lawrence ranch, our fellow guests were so enthusiastic about the Fechin House that we went straight there. We arrived in... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The most interesting aspect about this museum is the house itself and the wood carving done by Fechin. He made cabinets, the bed, chairs, etc. and they are more works of art than the art on the walls.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We had not heard of this artist so we're quite pleased by the visit to this museum. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the house itself is quite a beautiful place.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We are big fans of Fechin. Another artist exhibition was in place when we visited so we did not see any of Fechin's paintings. However, he decorated and expanded the house while he lived there and it is a work of art in itself. Our guide - Boerne, Texas - was delightful. She made us fall more in love with... More 

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