Harwood Museum of Art Centennial

Exhibition Details

Jun 3, 2023
—Jan 28, 2024

Harwood Museum of Art Centennial

 

On view at the Harwood from June 2023 to January 2024, the Harwood Museum of Art Centennial exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the museum’s rich history. Touchstones will include the cultural history of the land where the museum now stands, and the many roles the property has served since it was purchased by Burt and Lucy Harwood in 1916. The property was the site for Taos’ first library and art gallery, including a permanent art collection from donors such as Mabel Dodge Luhan. It housed the Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) Taos County Project, the University of New Mexico Summer Field School of Art, and served as a nexus for the Taos Moderns.

The Harwood Museum of Art Centennial exhibition will fill all nine galleries of the Museum with the first comprehensive narrating of the Harwood story from the past one hundred years. Over 200 works of art from the Harwood’s extensive collection and 200 books from the former Harwood Public Library will be featured, along with significant works loaned from other institutions by artists such as Paul Strand, Margaret Bourke-White, Elaine de Kooning, and Georgia O’Keeffe. With a focus on the future, contemporary artists will be showcased through a series of community art installations and a juried artist commission.