Harwood 100 More: Envisioning the Future

20OctAll Day22Harwood 100 More: Envisioning the Future

Event Details


As part of the Harwood Museum’s Centennial celebration, we invite our community to join us for a weekend aimed to 

 The weekend will kick off Friday evening with Lightning Talks at Taos Center for the Arts.

Saturday we will host a Future Visioning Workshop lead by Jaclyn Roessel of Grownup Navajo.

Sunday we will host our second Community Day focused on community engagement in the future of the museum.



Friday, 10/20/23 | 7pm 

Envisioning the Future of the Arts 

Lightning Talks @ Taos Center for the Arts  



Working in collaboration with the Taos Center for the Arts, Harwood will convene a group of 12 visionary artists and Taos-based creative leaders to deliver dynamic talks about their vision for the future of the arts in Northern New Mexico. Potential speakers include: Nikesha Breeze, Agnes Chavez, Anita Rodriguez, Patricia Michaels, Sarah Stoler, Cecila Cuff, Jessica Stern, Matt Thomas, Nicole Dial-Kay, and Lynette Hauzous. This free evening will revive a cherished Taos tradition aimed at creating stronger community bonds through storytelling. Per tradition, food and music will be provided during the interactive intermission.  




Community Visioning Workshop with Jaclyn Roessel of GrownUp Navajo  

Harwood Museum or UNM Taos? 

Saturday, 10/21/23 | 1-4pm 

$25 deposit 


Working with Jaclyn Roessel, Harwood will offer a low-cost 3-hour future visioning workshop to community members. This interactive workshop is open to individuals or small groups working on projects to improve life in Taos. The workshop will offer tools and space to support dreaming big and creating an action plan to see your vision come to life. Additionaly, doing this work in community creates opportunity to build peer-support, consider new perspectives, and network with other Taos visionaries. Because the workshop is limited to (25 enrollment) a small fee ($15) will be charged to hold a participant’s space. The funds collected from these fees will be repurposed into micro-grants that will be awarded to one or two workshop participants by a vote of the participants. Participants will leave with new inspiration and ways of approaching the next steps in their work to improve life in Taos.  



Harwood Fall Community Day  

Sunday, 10/22/23 11am-5pm 



Harwood will present a day of family-friendly activities aimed at activating the museum space as an incubator of ideas for the future. There will be three main components to the day. 


  1. Harwood will present an afternoon of free talks and panels focused on the theme of “Envisioning the Future” of the Taos creative community. There will be a keynote address from workshop leader, Jaclyn Roessel, in order to share her approach to future visioning with a larger audience and film for virtual ditribution on the Harwood YouTube channel. Other events will include a talk on embedding equity in non-profit work by Chamiza Paco de Alas, Director of New Mexico Programs at the W.K. Kellog Foundation. The morning will conclude with a panel of Taos museum leaders reflecting on the next steps as a communtiy.  


  1. Artmaking led by Lynette Haozous, a Albuquerque-based muralist whose work is featured in the Harwood Centennial Exhibtion. Lynette was awarded the orignial commission for her mural “Seeds of the Future” from an open call held in early 2023. The artmaking project will be inspired by her mural and its themes of self-representation indigenous autonomy. 


  1. Harwood will host a Town Hall style event to invite community members to review a draft of its new strategic plan and offer feedback while plan is still in development and review by Harwood Staff and Board of Governors. Community input will be key in honing in the vision for the next 100 years of Harwood service to the Taos community. 




October 20, 2023 - October 22, 2023 (All Day)