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Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
575-758-2690
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Ranked #8 of 40 Attractions in Taos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Shops, Educational Sites, Historic Sites
Description: 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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College Station, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building, great paintings, and a free docent tour! Lots of information about the artist N. Fechin and the house he built.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We saw the home while walking around and were struck by the appearance. Came back to visit the next day. As several others have noted, all art currently on display is Fechin. Nice paintings, many of his daughter. For me, the amazing thing is all of the woodwork which Fechin did- "painted by day and carved by night". The doors,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

D.H.Lawrence said it best: "...Taos changed me forever... something stood still in my soul..." Fechin, along with lengthy list of art, music and letters luminaries - O'Keeffe, Blumenschein, Gaspard, Baumann, Cather, Adams, Curtis, Marin, LaFarge, Austin, Hartley, Houser, Brett, Stokowski, Byner, Wilder, Stravinsky, Gorman (and on and on). Fechin was perhaps the greatest of the artists. Until I viewed the... More

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Paso Robles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were very impressed with the paintings and carvings of Fechin - - and amazed at what he was able to accomplish within the approximately 10 years he was in Taos.

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a gem in a hideaway town! There are so many artists in Taos and it is only fitting that such a beautiful art museum be nestled here. They have a Fechin exhibit that I enjoyed very much, and the architecture of the museum itself is really something to behold, separate and distinct from the amazing artwork housed inside! So... More

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THORNTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The artist evidently was an excellent woodworker as well as artist. Take a look at the house he built as well as the artwork therein. Little mention is made of his marital problems which eventually lead to divorce but, apparently, he felt that marriage sapped his creative talents. A sad end for a true artist.

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Gainesville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

With the name Taos Art Museum in the Fechin house, the museum would seem to be a place to see Taos Art. No, sorry, the entire exhibit is of Fechin's paintings. The house itself is very attractive, and some of Fechin's paintings and drawings are nice, but we would not have paid $7.00 each just to see this collection, even... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Fascinating house/museum of a most important artist. The structure was designed and hand-built by Fechin for his family, and contains many of his masterful works and pieces of furniture he also designed and built. The drawings and paintings are breathtaking and worth a long look to appreciate his artistry. He was a master at many things. This intimate gallery houses... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The museum was exhibiting only works by Fechin when we visited. It was amazing. He did all the wood work/carving in his home. The closets were fully lined in cedar. His paintings were beautiful but were really impressed with his charcoal portraits.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stumbled on this on the advice of a person in an art gallery. It was closed the Monday we were first there, but the next time it was open. The house is remarkable and the works of Nickolai Fechin were beautiful. Highly recommend to any art lover.

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