Vision and Mission
The Harwood strives to be the preeminent museum of northern New Mexico. We enhance learning, creativity, and cultural life for the Taos community by enabling the power of art to educate; to nurture a life of the mind, a journey of the imagination.
The mission of The Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret the arts, especially those created in, inspired by, or relevant to northern New Mexico. The Museum advances the University’s mission and engages diverse audiences by stimulating learning, creativity, and research through exhibitions, programs, and publications.
Community Engagement: We believe that the Harwood should actively contribute to and participate in the cultural and civic life of northern New Mexico
Education: We embrace our role as an educational institution associated with New Mexico’s flagship university
Accessibility: We are committed to providing physical, intellectual and emotional access to museum collections and exhibitions
Respect for Individual Needs: We understand and respect that each visitor has individual needs and interests
Diversity: We value and respect multiple perspectives and backgrounds
Visitor Experience: We are committed to facilitating an excellent experience for each visitor
Aesthetic Experience: We value, respect and facilitate the individual aesthetic experience
Excellence: We strive for excellence in all that we do
Quality: The museum’s programming embodies a high level of artistic and educational quality
Stewardship: We are responsible stewards of collections and gifts
Integrity: We hold ourselves accountable to high moral, ethical and professional standards
Transparency: We are committed to openness, communication and accountability