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Bash at the Blake Art Auction - June 24, 2017
May 31, 2017

Bash at the Blake Art Auction - June 24, 2017

 Bash at the Blake Art Auction - June 24, 2017

 Larry Bell, Ken Price, Ronald Davis, and Dean Stockwell are four ex-pat L.A. artists whose work will be featured in “The Bash at The Blake,” a gala art event and auction on June 24, 2017 that will benefit the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos. 

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SELFIES - Send the Harwood Museum Your Selfies by September 17, 2017.
May 10, 2017

SELFIES - Send the Harwood Museum Your Selfies by September 17, 2017.

 

Your selfie belongs in a museum. The selfie is the cutting edge evolution of the self-portrait. That makes it a natural fit for our summer exhibition, The Errant Eye: Portraits in a Landscape, scheduled for June through September 2017. In this exhibition we will show a wide range of portraits from the Harwood collection and explore the portrait’s place in Taos arts, its role as an art form, and its power to capture the human condition.

WHAT TO DO:

You can take the photo with a cell phone, computer, camera, tablet, etc. Send up to 5, jpg. images to HarwoodSelfies@gmail.com or #HarwoodSelfies.

Entries must include the following information:

 

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Studio 238: Contingent Beings, The Works of Cannupa Hanska Luger - Opening Reception
May 05, 2017

Studio 238: Contingent Beings, The Works of Cannupa Hanska Luger - Opening Reception

Thank you to everyone who helped us welcome Cannupa Hanska Luger on May 5th for the May installment of the Studio 238 monthly exhibition series.

For Cannupa Hanska Luger, the act of coaxing his fragile ceramic sculptures from the inert mass of the clay block is part of the process of creation, a cycle of generation and destruction. Its harmony depends upon decline and rebirth. its perfection resides in this process of creative entropy. For Luger, artist and inchoate concept meet within this poetic tension between creative act and entropy. The result is the sculptor’s world of clay-fired figures whose cryptic narratives recount indigenous myths and misconceptions. They are contingent beings: dependent, at risk from monsters, capable of heroism, and always seeking truth. Luger’s ceramic figures evoke a fragile perfection achieved by contingent beings in touch with the earth, in dialogue with the world.

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Development Director Hired
April 24, 2017

Development Director Hired

We are please to announce, that after selecting candidates from a very rich pool of allpicants, an offer was made and accepted by Sonya Davis to be the new Development Director at the Harwood Museum. Sonya will be joining the team in May 15th.  

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Studio 238: Last Evenings on Earth, The Works of Anthony Hassett
April 09, 2017

Studio 238: Last Evenings on Earth, The Works of Anthony Hassett

Hassett's life has been an unceasing and courageous half-century of philosophical inquiry, civil disobedience, defiance of existing socio-political structures, flagrant rebellion, and pursuit of the Real, of which his many ink, marker, and glaze drawings, that combine Hassett’s powerful poetic voice with his equally powerful renderer’s hand, reflect. 

 

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Newly accredited by the American Alliance of Museums
March 07, 2017

Newly accredited by the American Alliance of Museums

We proudly announce that the Harwood Museum of Art, after a lengthy review process, has been granted an accredited status by the American Alliance of Museums. The letter states, "As the ultimate mark of distinction in the museum field, accreditation signifies excellence and credibility..." 

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Art of Wine 2017
February 03, 2017

Art of Wine 2017

 Thank you to all who helped  to make this another sucessful event.  Donors, volunteers, guests and bidders all played a role in generating significant funding that will support exhibitions.  Thank you to the Alliance Board and the event commitee who were instermental in the event's sucess.

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Harwood Museum of Art Awarded $40,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
May 11, 2015

Harwood Museum of Art Awarded $40,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $40,000 grant to The Harwood Museum of Art for the exhibition Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company:  American Moderns and the West. 

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Debbie Long's "Naima" on View Near the Harwood Museum of Art
February 18, 2014

Debbie Long's "Naima" on View Near the Harwood Museum of Art

Artist Debbie Long's Naima, a jeweled chamber of purple light and glass hidden inside an abandoned-looking 1970s travel trailer, will be installed near the corner of Ranchitos and Salazar Roads - one block from the Harwood Museum of Art - on February 21, 22 and 23.   Lit by natural light, Naima's glass chamber changes as the light changes throughout the day.  Naima may be viewed between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Debbie Long is a participating artist in Art for a Silent Planet: Blaustein, Elder and Long.  


 

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Harwood Museum of Art Receives $100,000 Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation
February 08, 2014

Harwood Museum of Art Receives $100,000 Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation

The Harwood Museum of Art has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation in support of the exhibition Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West and its catalogue. Organized by the Harwood Museum of Art in collaboration with the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, the exhibition will be on view at the Harwood Museum of Art May 21-September 11, 2016. From there it will travel to the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York (Mabel Dodge Luhan's birthplace) and to at least one other venue. 

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Harwood Museum of Art Receives $150,000 Federal Grant
September 06, 2013

Harwood Museum of Art Receives $150,000 Federal Grant

The Harwood Museum of Art has been awarded $150,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to digitize its collection management system and make it available via the Harwood’s web site. This grant will also fund the establishment of an on-site digital photo studio and the digital photography (high and low resolution) of every object in the museum's collection.  

 

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HARWOOD ANNOUNCES MAJOR GIFT OF CONTEMPORARY ART
July 10, 2013

HARWOOD ANNOUNCES MAJOR GIFT OF CONTEMPORARY ART

 
Taos, N.M. — Susan Longhenry, Director of the Harwood Museum of Art, announces today that Gus Foster has pledged to give the Museum his collection of 341 works by 86 contemporary artists including Ken Price, Larry Bell, Ron Davis, Lynda Benglis, Ron Cooper, Robert Ray, Lee Mullican, Earl Stroh, Emil Bisttram and Vija Celmins. This remarkable gift, comprising one of the foremost collections of contemporary art in the Southwest, was unanimously accepted, approved and celebrated at the University of New Mexico’s Harwood Museum of Art Governing Board meeting yesterday.

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GREAT JAZZ VOCALIST FROM PARIS AT THE HARWOOD
July 10, 2013

GREAT JAZZ VOCALIST FROM PARIS AT THE HARWOOD

Taos, N.M. —The Harwood Museum of Art presents Leslie Lewis in concert Thursday, August 8, 7 p.m. in the Arthur Bell Auditorium. Lewis will be accompanied by her stellar quartet including pianist Gerard Hagen, Jon Gagan on bass and Cal Haines on drums. Leslie Lewis and her husband Gerard Hagen are based in Paris. The event is presented in collaboration with producers Victoria Rogers and Cal Haines.

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Harwood Museum of Art Hires Experienced Director of Museum Learning and Public Programs
June 17, 2013

Harwood Museum of Art Hires Experienced Director of Museum Learning and Public Programs

Taos, N.M.– Rebecca Aubin started her new job as Director of Museum Learning and Public Programs at the Harwood Museum of Art last week.   “The Harwood’s Director of Museum Learning and Public Programs is responsible for more than half of the Museum’s annual attendance, is very visible within the Taos community, and is essential to advancing the Museum’s mission,” says Susan Longhenry, Director. “I’m happy to say that, by all accounts, we found the right person. We’re thrilled to have Rebecca officially onboard.”

 

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Third Chapter of the Taos Art Colony Celebrated at the Harwood Museum of Art
April 06, 2013

Third Chapter of the Taos Art Colony Celebrated at the Harwood Museum of Art

 Taos, NM - "Jim Wagner: Trudy's House," "R.C. Gorman: The Early Years," "Fritz Scholder: The Third Chapter," and "Woody Crumbo: The Third Chapter" open at the Harwood Museum of Art, Saturday, May 18 and remain on view through Sunday, September 8, 2013.
 

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TRUMPET MASTER AT THE HARWOOD VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND
January 29, 2013

TRUMPET MASTER AT THE HARWOOD VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND



The Harwood Museum of Art will host trumpet-master Bobby Shew, Saturday, Feb 16, 7 p.m. in the Arthur Bell Auditorium. The concert is presented in collaboration with event producers Victoria Rogers and Cal Haines.

Shew is creating a concert of ballads and a few swinging love songs for the Valentine’s weekend concert at the Harwood Museum of Art. Concert-goers will enjoy songs of love found, lost or realized and lyrics expressed as notes from the trumpet maestro. His quartet includes pianist Bob Fox, California virtuoso bassist Michael Glynn and drummer Cal Haines.

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SPIRIT OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO CELEBRATED AT THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART
January 25, 2013

SPIRIT OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO CELEBRATED AT THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART



SPIRIT OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO CELEBRATED AT THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART

Taos, N.M. -Red Willow: Portraits of a Town, Eah-Ha-Wa (Eva Mirabal) and Jonathan Warm Day Coming and Eli Levin: Social Realism and The Harwood Suite open at the Harwood Museum of Art Saturday, February 9 and will remain on view through Sunday, May 5, 2013. The exhibitions tell the stories of some of Northern New Mexico's most interesting people.

"We stagger the exhibitions at the Harwood in a pendulum type fashion-from Red Willow: Portraits of a Town which is home grown and local-to international and unexpected," says Harwood Museum of Art Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Jina Brenneman. "This spring, it's all about Northern New Mexico. Our permanent collection has a strong representation of traditional portraiture-many of which have not been out of storage. There are also some magnificent examples in local collections - and we have many generous lenders in this community. Each portrait in the exhibition is a narrative waiting to be told - both subject and artist are often important historic figures."

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The Art of Wine at the Harwood Museum of Art
January 22, 2013

The Art of Wine at the Harwood Museum of Art



Taos, N.M.-The Harwood Museum of Art is hosting The Art of Wine, a fundraising event held in collaboration with the Taos Winter Wine Festival, Friday, February 1, 3:30 - 6 p.m. Students in Taos High School's Culinary Arts Program will prepare and serve delectable and artful hors d'oeuvres, while several wineries including Gruet, Paul Dolan, Vivac and Mathis Wines will offer special tastings. The Taos Winter Wine Festival brings 40 of the world's best wineries to Taos every winter.

The Art of Wine guests will enjoy private, exclusive access to Harwood Museum of Art exhibitions featuring the Taos Society of Artists, Taos Moderns, historic Hispanic artists, and contemporary artists. Additionally, participants will enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of the Harwood's state-of-the art collection storage area. The Museum will close to the public at 3:00 pm in order to accommodate this special event, which benefits the Harwood Museum of Art's exhibition program and the Great Chefs of Taos, which supports the Taos High School Culinary Arts program.  

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Albuquerque Journal Review "Strange Juxtaposition Vies For Your Attention"
January 06, 2013

Albuquerque Journal Review "Strange Juxtaposition Vies For Your Attention"

Taos News Article Museum launches effort to keep Goler santos in Taos
December 06, 2012

Taos News Article Museum launches effort to keep Goler santos in Taos

http://www.taosnews.com/entertainment/arts/article_c01eecf2-4536-11e2-803f-001a4bcf887a.html

Jim O'DonnellThe Taos News | 0 comments

Gustavo Victor Goler was raised among bultos and retablos.

A child of a Santa Fe-based family of art conservators and restorers from Argentina, Goler apprenticed in the studios the family used for their work. He began his apprenticeship at a very young age, gaining incredible wood-carving skills by helping to restore 200-year-old carvings from throughout Spain’s former empire.

In high school he began carving santos. Santos are a traditional type of religious folk art common especially in Mexico and the U.S. Southwest. Typically, a santo is a Catholic saint represented as a painting on a wooden plank (retablo), a carved three-dimensional wooden sculpture (bulto) or within an altar screen (reredo).

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The Harwood Museum of Art Opens Three Exhibitions Celebrating "Machine Wilderness (In Zero Gravity) October 27
October 01, 2012

The Harwood Museum of Art Opens Three Exhibitions Celebrating "Machine Wilderness (In Zero Gravity) October 27

Taos, N.M.— The Harwood Museum of Art opens three new exhibitions exploring the theme of “Machine Wilderness (In Zero Gravity)” to members Friday, Oct. 26, and to the public Saturday, Oct. 27. “Curiosity: From the Faraway Nearby,” “Falling without Fear" and “Charles Luna” offer a wide-ranging look at cutting-edge new work by contemporary artists and remain on view through Sunday, January 27, 2013.

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July 26, 2012

JAZZ PERFORMANCE AND APPRECIATION CLASSES AT THE HARWOOD

http://www.jmarshallplan.com/JAZZ-PERFORMANCE-AND-APPRECIATION-CLASSES-AT-THE-HARWOOD

August is shaping up as an important jazz month at The Harwood Museum of Art. In collaboration with the Friends of Santa Fe Jazz, the Harwood presents a Jazz Appreciation Class with Gary Yamane, Fridays, Aug. 3 through Aug. 24, 1-3 p.m. and a special evening with international jazz ambassador Lisa Henry, Saturday, August 25, 7 p.m.

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THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART OPENS 4 SUMMER EXHIBITIONS JULY 7
July 03, 2012

THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART OPENS 4 SUMMER EXHIBITIONS JULY 7

Taos, N.M.— The Harwood Museum of Art will open four summer exhibitions to members Friday, July 6 and the public Saturday, July 7. “Suspension of Disbelief: The Fantasy Worlds of Barbara Harmon, Frieda Lawrence, Gisella Loeffler, Ila McAfee, Millicent Rogers and Stella Snead” and “Highlights from the Harwood Museum of Art's Collection of Contemporary Art” open Saturday, July 7 and remain on view through Sunday, October 14, 2012. In addition, the Harwood Museum of Art is celebrating the centennial of the birth of artist Bea Mandelman with two previously announced exhibitions, “Bea Mandelman: Collage” and “Bea Mandelman: The Social Realist Prints,” also scheduled to open on Saturday, July 7.

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THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART CELEBRATES THE CENTENNIAL OF TAOS MODERNIST BEATRICE MANDELMAN
June 10, 2012

THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART CELEBRATES THE CENTENNIAL OF TAOS MODERNIST BEATRICE MANDELMAN

Taos, N.M.—The Harwood Museum of Art is celebrating the centennial of the birth of artist Bea Mandelman with two exhibitions exploring the Taos Modernist’s diverse body of work. “Bea Mandelman: Collage” opens Saturday, July 7 in the Mandelman-Ribak Gallery and remains on view through Sunday, October 14, 2012. Concurrently, the museum presents “Bea Mandelman: The Social Realist Prints” in the George E. Foster Jr. Gallery of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. In commemoration of Mandelman’s important contribution to the art and cultural life of New Mexico, the exhibitions have been designated official events of the New Mexico Centennial. They are also part of “The Remarkable Women of Taos,” Taos’ year-long celebration honoring outstanding historic and contemporary women of Taos.

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June 07, 2012

NY Times/ Frommer Review

http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/north-america/united-states/new-mexico/taos/9123/harwood-museum-of-art-of-the-university-of-new-mexico/attraction-detail.html

With its high ceilings and broad wood floors, this museum is a lovely place to wander among New Mexico-inspired images. A cultural and community center since 1923, the museum displays paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs by Taos-area artists from 1800 to the present. Featured are paintings from the early days of the art colony by members of the Taos Society of Artists, including Oscar Berninghaus, Ernest Blumenschein, Herbert Dunton, Victor Higgins, Bert Phillips, and Walter Ufer. Also included are works by Emil Bisttram, Andrew Dasburg, Agnes Martin, Larry Bell, and Thomas Benrimo.

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February 28, 2012

Recent Harwood Museum of Art News From Around the U.S.

Agnes Martin: Before the Grid
February 03, 2012

Agnes Martin: Before the Grid

Taos, N.M.—“Agnes Martin: Before the Grid,” opens Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Harwood Museum of Art and will remain on view through Sunday, June 17. Concurrently, the museum presents “Agnes Martin:  Works on Paper,” a companion exhibition of her later works on paper.  The Harwood Museum of Art is home to the Agnes Martin Gallery, a permanent exhibition of seven large scale paintings donated by the artist in 1997.  This is the first large Agnes Martin posthumous exhibit.

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December 14, 2011

THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART DIRECTOR ELECTED TO NATIONAL BOARD

The Association of Academic Museums and Galleries has elected Harwood Museum of Art Director Susan Longhenry to the board as Mountain-Plains Regional representative. There are 17 national board members.The Harwood Museum of Art is part of the University of New Mexico.

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Saturday, December 10, 5-7:30 p.m.  Lighting Ledoux
December 05, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 5-7:30 p.m. Lighting Ledoux

Saturday, December 10, 5-7:30 p.m. marks the 15th December that families from northern New Mexico and visitors to Taos  will gather downtown for an annual holiday tradition — the Lighting Ledoux. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with a parade down Ledoux Street led by the Taos Volunteer Fire Department’s historic truck Maria.

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October 25, 2011

“BAUHAUS IN AMERICA” AT THE HARWOOD

The Harwood Museum of Art will screen Judith Pearlman’s film “Bauhaus in America,” in the Arthur Bell Auditorium, Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. The film is shown in conjunction with the current exhibition “Black Mountain College and New Mexico,” on view through February 2012.  

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October 25, 2011

BOO! It’s Halloween at The Harwood

The Harwood Museum of Art’s “Halloween at the Harwood,” Saturday, Oct. 29, 10-11:30 a.m., celebrates all things spooky and is free and open to the public.  

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November 17, 2010

Taos Pueblo Commemorates 40 Years Since the Return of Blue Lake with Exhibition at the Harwood Museum of Art

Once-in-a-lifetime show features photographs, newspaper articles and historical objects, including the pen President Richard Nixon used to sign the legislation into law

Exhibition opens December 15th, forty years to the day of the bill’s White House signing
 

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August 26, 2010

Harwood Museum of Art Announces 3 Days of Celebrations for the Opening of its 10,700 Square-foot Expansion

Series of special events planned for December 9, 10, 11, 2010

Festivities will culminate with public ribbon-cutting on December 11,
Coinciding with Taos’ yearly holiday event, Lighting of Ledoux

 

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Call for Entry: New Mexorado, Artists Living & Working in the Albuquerque-Denver Corridor
June 15, 2010

Call for Entry: New Mexorado, Artists Living & Working in the Albuquerque-Denver Corridor

The Harwood Museum of Art encourages both emerging artists and artists with established reputations residing within the boundaries of NEW MEXORADO (1-70 in Denver to I-40 in Albuquerque) to participate in the exhibition New Mexorado:  Artists Living & Working in the Albuquerque-Denver Corridor.  Work may include paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, video installation, sculpture, glass, multi-media, and virtual presentations. The exhibition will be held March 5 - June 19, 2011. Deadline to submit is November 1, 2010. Works will be juried by Libby Lumpkin. 

New Mexorado is presented in collaboration with the 2011 Taos Shortz Film Fest.   

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April 27, 2010

Harwood Museum of Art Announces Gift from Arthur Bell Youth Foundation

The auditorium included in the Harwood Museum of Art's expansion project, opening in November 2010, will be named the Arthur Bell Auditorium in honor of a generous gift from the Arthur Bell Youth Foundation. 

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New Director/New Vision: Susan Longhenry Takes the Reins of the Harwood Museum of Art
March 08, 2010

New Director/New Vision: Susan Longhenry Takes the Reins of the Harwood Museum of Art

Nationally recognized expert on the ‘visitor experience’ begins tenure during a period of ambitious growth

Ms. Longhenry was most recently the Director of Museum Learning and Public Programs at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

 

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News on Dwayne Wilcox's exhibition, "Skipped the Light Fandango”
March 08, 2010

News on Dwayne Wilcox's exhibition, "Skipped the Light Fandango”

 Essay On The History and Political Significance of Dwayne Wilcox's Native American Ledger Art

 

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February 19, 2010

Harwood Museum of Art Receives CAP Grant

The Harwood Museum of Art is proud to announce its acceptance into the Conservation Assessment Program.  Administered by Heritage Preservation and supported through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the program will provide funds with which to assess policies, practices and conditions affecting the care and preservation of the Harwood's art collections and historic building.  More information about the program is available at the Heritage Preservation web site.

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