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Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

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Address: 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
Phone Number: 15757582690
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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Beautiful woodwork, loads of history

Fechin was an excellent artist and an absolute master woodworker, if that's something that interests you then you will love this place. Otherwise you may just find it boring, so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fechin was an excellent artist and an absolute master woodworker, if that's something that interests you then you will love this place. Otherwise you may just find it boring, so go back to tweeting

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is not your average Art Museum. The house visit is enough to fascinate you. Beautiful. Great intro video: don't miss it. The carving throughout the house is amazing; don't miss the spiral stairs. Right now the wood carvers tools and his art are featured in a special exhibit. Be sure to check out the studio in the back. 3... More 

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Lansing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If the architecture doesn't take your breath away the art will. Take time to enjoy the outside as well as the inside of this beautiful home. One of those places you want to go back to.

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Denton, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I enjoy art history and iconic old buildings so my second tour of this home was even better than the first. Great gift shop now that I hadn't visited before.

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Portland, OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

For a number of reasons, I find this to be the most appealing of the various art museums/historic homes in Taos. First, the building itself is historic and unusual because Nicolai Fechin, a superb portrait painter who came to Taos in the 1920s, was also a highly skilled wood carver. Almost every post, lintel, window, and door in the house... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The museum is Nicholai Fechins' restored former residence. The museum includes Fechin's work as well the work of other Taos artists. The building itself is an artwork as was remodeled by Fechin and he himself fabricated many of the architectural details. There is an annex on the back of the property with additional art and a gift shop. The art... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very much worth the visit. Stunning architecture and attention to detail in this beautiful home. Skip the mediocre gift shop, however.

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We decided to visit the Fechin House museum, and I am very glad that we did. The admission was a bit pricey at $10 per adult, but the house is a living museum to the life of Nicolai Fechin and members of the Taos Society of Artists. An artist by day, Nicolai Fechin spent his evenings carving the woodwork in... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were so amazed at the incredible work that Fechin did in the 6 years he was in Taos. His woodworking expertise was incredible. The house was very forward thinking with large windows and large rooms. We spent 2 hours in his house and next door in his studio. We were fascinated by his story.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The house itself is worth the visit, very interesting structure. Make sure to watch the video so you can learn about the original owner and builder. The art spread around the house is great for appreciating the old way of life in Taos.

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