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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: 575-758-2690
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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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really interesting architecture

This museum is housed in the house built by one of the "historic" artists of the area -- and it is worth the walk through the building just to admire the amazing wood carving... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This museum is housed in the house built by one of the "historic" artists of the area -- and it is worth the walk through the building just to admire the amazing wood carving incorporated into the building. Everything from the lintels to the wood doors is decorated with wonderful carving -- mostly done by Fechin himself. The art collection... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A wonderful relaxing little place, Russian artist Fechin's home turned into a museum: -fee -nearby free parking -in town -fabulous styling of the home and an abundance of super wood carvings done by the artist: cabinets, doorways, columns, etc. -paintings by Fechin, one of my favorite artists. I would have rated this place higher but there were SO few of... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The small, intimate museum gives one the opportunity to step into the world of one of Taos' most renowned artists. The paintings are very good, but what stands out is the hand carved woodwork throughout the home and the warm, creative atmosphere it creates . I walked out inspired by the work he created for his own home.

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Flossmoor, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

While living in Taos as a kid, we lived next door to the Fechin House, and all I could do was peer through the fence and wonder what the house was like. Upon the death of his ex-wife, Alexandria, the home was turned into a museum of Nicholi's work. The first time stepping into the house, you don;t know what... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It is difficult to say which is more impressive, Fechin's stunningly masterful art or the amazing hand carved woodwork and house. This is one of my favorite museums anywhere.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Amazingly, this place is not listed at all in the AAA Tour Book for New Mexico. We found it on TripAdvisor and very glad we did. This is a very accessible house of an artist in Taos with interesting history, some lovely art, and loads of physical character. It doesn't take long to see, but is inspiring in its beauty.... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

this artist was one of the founding artistS of the Taos art colony. The museum is in his home and is not only filled with his artwork - drawings and paintings, but also with his wood carving. The whole ambience is amazing.

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This place is amazing. The collection is wonderful, but the house itself is a work of art. This is a must see for art and architecture lovers.

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St. Petersburg, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

If you are not familiar with the art of Nicholas Fechin, you need to be! Before immigrating to Taos, NM, Fechin was already known as the Russian Michaelangelo. His paintings are awe inspiring and his woodwork in his home, now the museum is equally impressive. Do not miss this experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This lovely museum in "downtown" Taos has not only a fabulous collection of iconic Taos artists but is housed in the wonderful Fechin House, home of Russian artist--a significant and beaultiful structure. Lots of opportunities to view the collection, special exhibits and special events as well as enjoying the lovely grounds and gardens.

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