January 20, 2020 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Saturday, May 16 - Sunday, October 11, 2020

Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Return of Blue Lake

The Harwood Museum of Art is honored to safekeep Taos Pueblo’s archives of the return of Blue Lake on a 99-year loan. This arrangement was made by former director, Susan Longhenry and Taos Pueblo members in 2010 during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the return of Blue Lake. During that time, the Harwood took down an existing exhibition (John Nichols: Calaveras Suite) to create a temporary exhibition of the archive material celebrating the return of Blue Lake.

As the 50th anniversary of the return of Blue Lake will be celebrated in 2020, the Harwood Museum of Art will collaborate with the Taos Pueblo to share the archives and the significance of this occasion with a larger audience by having this exhibition be the anchor of our summer 2020 exhibitions.

The Harwood will work with Taos Pueblo to create this exhibition in a way that honors the Pueblo People and these sacred lands.