April 24, 2014 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Agnes Martin Gallery

Gallery: Agnes Martin Gallery
Agnes Martin Gallery, left side, photo credit Tina LarkinAgnes Martin Gallery, center, photo credit Tina LarkinAgnes Martin Gallery, right side, photo credit Tina Larkin
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The Agnes Martin Gallery features seven paintings by the internationally acclaimed artist. These works were created in 1993 when Martin returned to Taos. This gallery was built specifically for these paintings. Martin, who never conceived of her work as a series, or as being exhibited in this fashion, was thrilled by the display - even going so far as to suggest the four yellow Donald Judd benches which are arranged under the Gallery's oculus. During her life Martin visited this gallery frequently, and would sit quietly on the benches experiencing its unique setting. Scholars have compared the Harwood Museum of Art's Agnes Martin Gallery to the Matisse Chapel in Vence, Corbusier's Ronchamp Chapel, and the Rothko Chapel in Houston.

Go here to view a time lapse film created by Ollie Bell documenting a day in the life of the Harwood's Agnes Martin Gallery.