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The Harwood Museum of Art brings Taos arts to the world and world arts to Taos
The Harwood Museum showcases a diverse tapestry of over 100 years of art in Taos. We enhance learning, creativity, and cultural life for the Taos community by enabling the power of arts to honor the past and inspire the future.
The Harwood Museum of Art is one of the best kept secrets in the Southwest. Founded in 1923 in Taos, New Mexico, the museum’s collections and exhibitions tell a comprehensive story of art in Taos and Northern New Mexico. You will explore notable art from contemporary to traditional in a John Gaw Meem historic building.
The Harwood Museum of Art’s impressive permanent collection also includes the world renowned Agnes Martin Gallery, often compared to the Rothko Chapel. This installation of seven paintings, the only one of its kind in the world, was gifted to the Harwood by abstract expressionist painter Agnes Martin who called Taos her home.
In the 1940s-1950s Taos became one of the centers of modernist artistic activity in the United States. The Harwood’s extensive Taos Moderns and mid 20th century collection includes Andrew Dasburg, Marsden Hartley, Louis Ribak, Clay Spohn, Emil Bisttram, Dorothy Eugenie Brett, Edward Corbett and many more.
The Harwood Museum also features a significant collection of early 20th century artists including the Taos Society of Artists. See famous works by Victor Higgins, E. Martin Hennings, Joseph Henry Sharp, Ernest L. Blumenschein, E.I. Couse and others.
Our Native American collection includes original art by notable indigenous artists like John Suazo, Tony Abeyta, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Juan Tafiho Mirabal, Julian Martinez, Dwayne Wilcox and others.
Our Hispanic Traditions collection has a number of historic santos, bultos, retablos, and crosses including art by Jose Rafael Aragon. The Harwood Museum has the largest collection of santero artists Patrociño Barela and Gustavo Victor Goler.
Join us for insightful lectures and special artist presentations in our 95-seat Arthur Bell Auditorium. We open our doors and share a variety of special events and art exhibition receptions throughout the year.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Outriders: Legacy of the Black Cowboy
Oct 15, 2022—May 7, 2023
Harwood Museum of Art Centennial
June 3, 2023–Jan 28, 2024
Support the Thrive Through Art Education Campaign
We rely on the support of our community to help us achieve the vision of supporting a thriving Taos community through the arts. Every gift from $5 to $5,000 goes directly to fund programming that champions artist of all ages. Join our Thrive Through Art campaign today!
From Our Collection
Emil Bisttram, Out of Space, 1954, casein, Overall: 27 1/16 x 36 in. (68.8 x 91.5 cm) frame: 32 1/4 x 41 1/4 in. (81.9 x 104.8 cm), Gift of The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation
Kenneth Adams, Harvest, 1950, print reproductions, Overall: 16 1/8 x 11 13/16 in. (41 x 30 cm), Gift of the Artist
Dorothy Eugenie Brett, Christmas Eve at Taos Pueblo, 1961, Oil on canvas, Framed: 49 3/4 × 41 1/2 × 3 in. (126.4 × 105.4 × 7.6 cm), Gift of John Manchester
Walter Ufer, Winter in New Mexico, c.1930, Oil painting, Overall: 22 1/4 x 20 1/16 in. (56.5 x 51 cm) frame: 28 x 25 3/4 in. (71.1 x 65.4 cm), Gift of the University of Notre Dame, Walter and William Klauer
Fritz Scholder, Mystery Horse at Taos, 1978, Color lithograph on Arches buff paper with deckle edge, Overall: 14 15/16 x 22 3/8 in. (37.9 x 56.9 cm), Gift of Romona Scholder
Louis Ribak, Red & Yellow Abstract, c. 1960, Oil on canvas, Overall: 44 x 58 in. (111.8 x 147.3 cm), Gift of the Mandelman-Ribak Foundation
E. Martin Hennings, Beneath the Cottonwoods, c. 1924, Lithograph, Overall: 14 1/2 x 14 5/8 in. (36.9 x 37.1 cm) mat: 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm), Gift of J.B. McEntire, Jr
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