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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 #14 of 39 attractions in Taos
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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Bath, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We dropped in on a rainy day. The house is very well laid out with lots of light. We were allowed to take photos. The gift shop was interesting and expensive. The grounds would look better in the spring and summer.

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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

there was a lot of good information about how taos was settled by artists and when on their DVD. mostly we just admired the gorgeous wood work he did on the home!

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Petaluma, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
16 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Stopped here on the walk into downtown and were pleasantly surprised. Two floors of art and a house hand built by the artist. Hand carved furniture and beams were impressive - despite only living here six years, the prodigous amount of craft is amazing. Plan to spend about an hour in this curious and cozy house/museum - you will not... More

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Monument, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Unique and cool with some original Fechins on the walls. A master realist painter's home and studio in the middle of Taos. Plus there are some drawings there too which I like better than his oils.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

After a great day of skiing at Taos we popped into the Taos Art Museum on our way home. Very cool to see the art in a house built by hand from the namesake artist. Lots of other beautiful pieces to see as well in this eclectic museum. Will definitely be going back again!

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Southern NJ
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71 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I really enjoyed this museum. In fact, it really does not have that much art work. For me, the artistic draw was all the woodcarving Fechin did for his house which now is the Taos Art Museum. Daughter Eya's study contains artwork by Fechin, including a self-portrait and portraits of his daughter, wife, and General Douglas McArthur. The introductory video... More

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Shavano Park, Texas, USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Love this museum! The paintings were Fechin's and his contemporaries. Great works of art within. The house, became museum, is a work of art in and of itself! When you visit you must examine the woodwork throughout the house. Fechin did the woodwork himself. He also designed the metal work and the light fixtures, the door hardware and so much... More

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Seattle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Our first site in Taos. Inspiring in every way. The home is most extraordinary because of the perfection of the spaces and the artist made woodwork.

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denver, colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This museum holds a good many fine pieces of artwork, but it's the buildings that blew me away. Fechin was one of the Taos artists about 80 years ago, and the museum has an excellent video on his life. He was a very talented artist, but nothing short of a genius at architecture and woodwork and light and space. The... More

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Taos, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The original Fetchin house now houses the best collection in Taos of the original Taos School of painters. See it if you can. The house itself is wonderful too.

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