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“Home of two artists from late 1880s” 5 of 5 stars
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Blumenschein Home & Museum
222 Ledoux St, Taos, NM 87571
505 758 0505
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Ranked #18 of 36 Attractions in Taos
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Dedicated to the two painters who ended up in Taos in the late 1880s due to a broken wagon wheel and stayed to form the Taos Society of Artists.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Home of two artists from late 1880s”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This home has its original furnishings, which are a mix of French antiques, arts and crafts style, and cottage "junque." The couple, both artists, were members of the original artist colony in Taos and their work, as well as paintings, etc by friends decorate the walls. If you want to see how artists lived in that time period, this is well worth a visit.

Visited April 2012
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Lake Tahoe
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“the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

step back in time and please know the story of this family. the back wall part of the original walled taos settlement, so look around the place. simple and comforting, life slowed to minimums in this high country. Hard to imagine the family back and forth to New York, the extremes of daily life at each end creating a terrible draw and friction.

Visited April 2012
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“GO - SEE FOR YOURSELF”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Words alone can not and will not tell the true story or even paint you a picture. Go and experience it for yourself an hour will turn into minutes of the best experience of the Blumenschein Home - Gallery and Museum ever. Go back in time and enjoy!

Visited April 2012
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New Mexico
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“Takes you back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

One of my favorite places to take visitors to Taos. This lovely old adobe home is just as it was when the painter Blumenschein and his family lived here. And it's on LeDoux Street, a short meandering lane near the Plaza. Has a nice gift shop too.

Visited December 2011
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“I love this little museum and you will too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

In the early autumn of 1898, a fortuitous accident to two artists traveling in New Mexico resulted in Taos becoming a great American art colony. Having recently returned from studies in Paris, young American artists Ernest L. Blumenschein and Bert G. Phillips were on a sketching trip from Denver to northern Mexico when the wheel of their surrey broke on the mountainous road just north of Taos. The ensuing delay gave them time to become captivated by the spectacular landscape and remarkable cultures of the Taos Valley. Phillips remained in Taos from that time forward. Blumenschein came back nearly every summer until 1919, when he, his wife, artist Mary Greene Blumenschein, and daughter Helen purchased the 1797 structure for their permanent home. The home was expanded over the years and it is now open as the Blumenschein Home and Museum. It has been left pretty much as Helen and her daughter left it in the 1930s and it will really give you a good sense of how a Taos Artist lived.

Visited February 2012
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