February 27, 2017 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Vision and Mission


The Harwood Museum of Art brings Taos arts to the world and world arts to Taos.        


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