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Art & History Museums

Art in Taos

On your next trip, be sure to make time for a Taos art museum. Explore the rich history of Taos, its settlers, and its communities throughout the years at the area’s best collections. Taos museums provide a fascinating glimpse into what has made the Southwest and the Taos area what it is today.

Blumenschein Home & Museum
Ernest Blumenschein lived in Taos with his family for over 40 years and founded the Taos Society of Artists. Learn about his home in the early 20th century and view the family’s works of art alongside other famous artists’ pieces as well as their lifetime of personal possessions. Exhibitions change seasonally. Learn More

The Couse-Sharp Historic Site
Visit the studios of E.I. Couse and Joseph H. Sharp, painters and founding members of the Taos Society of Artists. On the National Register of Historic Places, see the space that served as a hub during Taos’ development as the center of Southwestern art. Open houses are held monthly and private tours can be arranged. Learn More

Harwood Museum of Art
As part of the University of New Mexico, Harwood Museum of Art, brings works created in or inspired by northern New Mexico to its walls. It continually updates its collection and exhibitions and is a not-to-miss. Learn More

Kit Carson Home & Museum
Located just one block from Hotel La Fonda de Taos, see the Spanish Colonial style home of Kit Carson and his family. Visitors to the museum have the opportunity to watch a video on this western trailblazer and war hero and view period artifacts original to the home and the U.S. Army. Learn More

La Hacienda de los Martinez
This fortress served as an important trade center in the 19th and 20th centuries. Severino Martinez and his family lived on the 21-room complex and via the property and artifacts, visitors can explore the rugged lifestyle of the time. Events are held at the site throughout the year as well as it being open for daily tours. Learn More

Millicent Rogers Museum
Millicent Rogers settled in Taos in the late 1940s and developed a collection of Native American jewelry and weavings that represent her engrained passion for works of art. The museum now houses her items alongside traditional and contemporary area art, pottery, paintings, photography and graphics. Learn More

Taos Art Museum
The Taos Art Museum at the Fechin House features works from over 50 area artists. The museum’s exhibitions rotate throughout the year and highlight the work of the home’s original inhabitant, Nicolai Fechin, a Russian immigrant. Visitors can walk through the home and view the artwork as well as visit the museum’s gift shop. Learn More