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Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico
Taos , New Mexico
Tel: 505 758 9826
Concierge.com's insider take:
Taos has long attracted artists who fall in love with New Mexico's clear light and inspirational views of the Sangre de Christo Mountains. Founded by Elizabeth Harwood in 1923, this is the second oldest art museum in the state, and represents Taos artists from the 1700s to the present. It's a highly accessible collection, including some excellent works by the Taos Society of Artists who came in the early 1900s, such as Ernest Blumenschein and Bert Phillips Colony. Victor Higgins's emotionally charged 1932 Winter Funeral depicts a gathering of black cars in the snow as angry clouds rage overhead. There are also a number of paintings by Agnes Martin as well as works in wood and tin in the Hispanic Tradition Gallery.
Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays noon to 5 pm.