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 HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART'S WINTER EXHIBITIONS
November 25, 2019

HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART'S WINTER EXHIBITIONS

 

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Bash at the Blake, June 2020
October 15, 2019

Bash at the Blake, June 2020

HARWOOD'S 4TH BASH @ THE BLAKE

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2020

Escape the summer heat in the cool air of Taos Ski Valley for the Harwood's 4th BASH @ the Blake benefit auction and dinner. Enjoy music and bid on fine art, wine lots and experience - followed by a gourmet dinner at 192 Restaurant at The Blake hotel.

 

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Museum Store - Serafina Design House
August 27, 2019

Museum Store - Serafina Design House

Introducing our newest New Mexico vendor

Serafina Design House creates an interesting array of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and hanging art pieces using semi-precious stones and a variety of settings.

Artist Statement: Because our footsteps echo upon this Enchanted Land, Serafina Design House offers work created with elemental intention. From works scaled for home/environmental decor to pieces of personal adornment, a thread is woven. We explore through the lens of design; our eyes seek the Beauty eternally present in Nature. Following as Light and Color dance a distinctly seasonal aesthetic trajectory, our lines reflect the unhurried moment, the concept of Change itself.

 

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The Harwood Museum's Wilder Green Challenge
August 21, 2019

The Harwood Museum's Wilder Green Challenge

 Art in the Schools

Soon we will begin hosting more than 3000 student visits from school children as part of our Art in the Schools program, including over 450 visits of children with physical, emotional or cognitive challenges. Two classes per day explore our galleries, engage in discussion and create their own artwork in the education studio. This program relies entirely on the support of donors just like you. Give to Art in the Schools today.

Your gift will be matched by the Wilder Green Challenge.

Through the generosity of The Wilder Green Fund, your gift will be matched up to $5,000 providing an excellent value. With your support, we can continue to bring inspiring art experiences to the children of Taos.

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AFTON LOVE: RANGING
August 05, 2019

AFTON LOVE: RANGING

Closing August 25, 2019

Afton Love is known for work that explores landscape and human relationship to time and scale. Her immersive installation-sized drawings and exploratory sculpture reference the body in environment. Like imprints of the landscape around us, these meticulously crafted drawings reveal multiple impressions. The scale of these works invites the viewer to stand back, taking in the overall image, that of the hard, metallic surface of New Mexico stone. However, at a closer examination of these works, the hand of the artist leaves a soft burnishing of the surface. These materials - beeswax, powdered graphite on vellum - encapsulate a familiar resonance of the high desert landscape around us, yet reveal a level of comfort and scale that is familial.

Artist’s statement: 
The work I make aims to call attention to our human condition in connection with the natural world. My influence comes from time spent in the vast landscapes of the American West, where a history of creation and attrition is so beautifully revealed. My drawings, often very large in scale, are made by applying powdered graphite to vellum and then dipping each sheet in beeswax. The wax and the graphite fuse exquisitely; creating a surface that is transparent and layered, delicate and durable, with subtle shades of tonality. These depictions of erosional landscapes invite the viewer to step in, consider themselves in relation to a formation, and recognize that all around us, and within us, life is in flux.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COLLECTION: RC GORMAN
July 17, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COLLECTION: RC GORMAN

Beginning Monday, July 22, 2019 in the Peter and Madeleine Martin Atrium

In celebration of the Taos wide RC Gorman Days, the Harwood is pleased to present highlights from our permanent collection.

“Mr. Gorman was best known for his paintings, sculptures and lithographs depicting American Indian women -- typically corpulent, barefoot and wrapped in shawls or blankets. From the mid-1970's on, his work graced the walls of galleries and corporate offices around the country and was disseminated even more widely on posters, notecards and calendars.” (Margalit Fox, New York Times)

A selection of drawings from the 1970’s will be on display starting July 22, 2019 and runs through the summer season. While well known for his lithographs of blanket wrapped women, these intimate drawings depict a range of forms and perspectives of the human form.

In the 1960’s Gorman moved to Taos to open a gallery where he grew his career to world-wide attention. He passed away in 2005 

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COLCHA TOUR WITH JUANITA LAVADIE
June 13, 2019

COLCHA TOUR WITH JUANITA LAVADIE

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Hispanic Traditions Gallery

Juanita Lavadie is an educator, artist, acequiera and historian. She will give a uniquely informed tour of the current Colcha exhibit.
A retired public school teacher, oral historian, and graphic and fiber artist, Lavadie’s creative and cultural interests are basically all keyed to the acequia system that supports the land, water and inhabitants of Northern New Mexico in general, and the traditional Hispano and indigenous cultures in particular.

Born into a family of weavers and four generations of educators, Lavadie took both her master of arts in graphic and fiber arts, and her bachelor of arts in visual arts and elementary education from New Mexico Highlands University in 1974 and 1973, respectively. She taught elementary bilingual education for three decades at Taos Pueblo Day School and Taos Municipal Schools, with Spanish immersion the latter 10 years in Albuquerque Public Schools.

Free to Museum members and with admission to public .Hispanic Traditions Gallery

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HARWOOD'S BASH AT THE BLAKE
May 20, 2019

HARWOOD'S BASH AT THE BLAKE

The 3rd annual fundraising gala and auction at The Blake in Taos Ski Valley is Saturday, June 22, 2019! Surrounded by The Blake’s private collection of Taos art, guests will dine, dance, and bid on art, wine and some very special experiences, during both live and silent auctions. 

Buy your tickets today!

See the auction items!

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STUDIO 238: AFTON LOVE: RANGING
May 03, 2019

STUDIO 238: AFTON LOVE: RANGING

Exhibition Dates: Friday, May 3 - Sunday, June 23, 2019
Artist Gallery Talk: June 9, 1pm

The Harwood is pleased to present Afton Love and her graphite and beeswax creations for the May/June Studio 238 exhibition.

Afton Love is known for work that explores landscape and human relationship to time and scale. Her immersive installation-sized drawings and exploratory sculpture reference the body in environment. Like imprints of the landscape around us, these meticulously crafted drawings reveal multiple impressions. The scale of these works invites the viewer to stand back, taking in the overall image, that of the hard, metallic surface of New Mexico stone. However, at a closer examination of these works, the hand of the artist leaves a soft burnishing of the surface. These materials - beeswax, powdered graphite on vellum - encapsulate a familiar resonance of the high desert landscape around us, yet reveal a level of comfort and scale that is familial.

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TEMPO Article -  Like a second home
April 11, 2019

TEMPO Article - Like a second home

LIKE A SECOND HOME


Juniper Manley talks about her journey to become the new Harwood Museum director

By Laura Bulkin
tempo@taosnews.com


There's a passionate knowledgeability that shines through when people are talking about what they love. When newly appointed director Juniper Manley speaks about the Harwood Museum of Art, the joy she takes in every detail of its history is unmistakable.

"The story of it fascinates me," she said. "I remember when it was a library, and when it was transitioning into a museum. For me growing up here, it was like a second home. Back then, the art history of Taos was more than I could begin to understand as a kid, even though it was all around me - it was fascinating. To go away and study and come back and work at the Harwood and learn more and more was constantly fascinating. There have been so many groups and art movements from around the world that have all had links to Taos. All these broader movements crossed through Taos and through the Harwood collection." 

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The museum has a new director!
March 26, 2019

The museum has a new director!

The Harwood Museum of Art is pleased to announce that Juniper Manley has been offered the position of Director. She will begin her duties on May 15, pending formal approval from the University of New Mexico. “On behalf of the Harwood Governing Board, we are delighted to have Juniper back at the Harwood and very excited about our future together.” said Board Chair Alexandra Benjamin.

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Hispanic Traditions Gallery
March 20, 2019

Hispanic Traditions Gallery

 The Harwood Museum is fortunate to have an important collection of Hispanic works that covers a broad range of the historic traditions of northern New Mexico. Paintings as well as objects in tin and wood show that significant art based on European traditions was being created in the Taos area long before the Taos Art Colony began in the late 19th and early 20th Century.

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Meet the Artist: Studio 238: Tony Ortega
February 18, 2019

Meet the Artist: Studio 238: Tony Ortega

 The Harwood is pleased to present artist, painter and teacher, Tony Ortega with selections from his body of work, Doble Sentido for the first Studio 238 exhibition of 2019.

Ortega’s art reflects a cultural and historical hybridity. For Doble Sentido, Ortega will exhibit a selection of hand-colored etchings that speak to immigration, migration, cultural appropriation and an intercultural dialog. He states, “For me, hybridity is a process that intersects two separate cultures. It is a constant process of negotiation between different cultural groups… Hybridity can be viewed as the space where communication between cultures takes place.”

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WINTER EXHIBITIONS  - OPENING RECEPTION
February 05, 2019

WINTER EXHIBITIONS - OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 

BIRDS OF APPETITE: Alchemy & Apparition
Tasha Ostrander + Izumi Yokoyama

BIRD’S NESTS
Lynda Benglis

 

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Art of Wine 2019
January 07, 2019

Art of Wine 2019

Don't miss the 7th annual Art of Wine! A WINE TASTING AND SILENT ART AUCTION

Silent Auction - Friday, February 1, 2019 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Preview -  January 27 - 31, 11:00am to 2:00pm with Buy it Now! prices

HARWOOD MEMBERS FREE. Not a member? BUY YOUR SIX-MONTH MEMBERSHIP for $25 CLICK HERE

See the AUCTION ITEMS

Art of Wine participants will enjoy artful hors d'oeuvres, wine tastings served by area and national wineries and a silent auction with art pieces carefully curated by the Harwood Alliance event committee. Art of Wine Silent Auction will feature Taos Moderns, contemporary Taos art, regional textiles and pottery.  This special fundraising event, benefiting the Harwood's exhibition program, is presented as an Apres Ski Event for the Taos Winter Wine Festival in the museum galleries by The Harwood Museum Alliance.

BID ON YOUR FAVORITE PIECES DURING the preview, January 27 - 31, 11:00am to 2:00pm at The Harwood Museum. ALL ITEMS WILL HAVE BUY IT NOW PRICES AT THE PREVIEW

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December 18, 2018

Museum Store

 Visit our Museum Store for Dynasty Glass ornaments, paperweights and vases along with many other other holiday gifts options.

  

   

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2018 Annual Giving Campaign - Donate Today!
November 27, 2018

2018 Annual Giving Campaign - Donate Today!

Did you know that the Harwood Museum of Art is supported primarily by friends like you? In fact, 70% of our funding comes from private contributions. That is what makes it possible for us to offer the outstanding artistic and cultural experiences visitors have found here for nearly 100 years.

You can support the Harwood by using the link below to make your year-end, tax-deductible gift.

https://www.unmfund.org/fund/harwoodag/

If you have any questions please call 575-758-9826 Ext 109 or email us at info@harwoodmuseum.org.

We thank you in advance for your generosity.

The Harwood Museum of Art
info@harwoodmuseum.org
575-758-9826 Ext 109
238 Ledoux St
Taos, NM 87571 

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The Harwood Museum Needs LOTS of Cookies!
November 16, 2018

The Harwood Museum Needs LOTS of Cookies!

 Each year for Lighting Ledoux, The Harwood Museum welcomes hundreds of kids.

They ALL want cookies!

That’s where you come in. Bring your cookies to the Harwood Museum front desk Nov. 29 and 30.

You’re invited too!

Lighting Ledoux Street Party on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 5-7pm

 

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THERESA GRAY: MARKING TIME
October 02, 2018

THERESA GRAY: MARKING TIME

The work of Theresa Gray could be summarized in one word, presence. With a perspective based in stillness, the paintings of Gray are intricate, delicate, and infinite. The Harwood Museum of Art is excited to feature Gray’s works for the October 2018 edition of Studio 238, opening October 5th, 2018.

Gray states, “Each piece represents a breakthrough, something new for me…” Working in oils, acrylics and watercolor, Gray’s work varies in scale, from a grand landscape made miniature, to a fluid motion of an owl’s wing. She states, “My life on The Mesa is in rhythm and full of ritual: grinding wheat, kneading dough, moving rocks, gathering wood, lighting the fire. No wasted motion — all part of my truth and devotion. Being present in this place is my work.”

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JULIE LAKE: "COMPENDIUM"
September 18, 2018

JULIE LAKE: "COMPENDIUM"

The Harwood Museum of art is pleased to announce the September Studio 238 artist, Julie Lake. For this work, the only material used is very small diameter stainless steel wire, sometimes as fine as a strand of hair. It is joined by an arc welding process, but the artist uses the welder like a sewing machine, stitching and piecing together these threads of metal. So, it is within these parameters of limited material and limited process that Lake can “search for an authentic place.” It seems to rest between the industrial and the domestic. The nature of steel and welding typically yields formidable and often imposing works. But, as opposed to hefty steel sculptures or structures that assert themselves, she is drawn to experimental forms that invite curiosity for those willing to look more closely; gestures that often seem reluctant to be defined as a things unto themselves.

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ROBERT PARKER: THE ZOOT SUITS ARE ALL GONE
July 26, 2018

ROBERT PARKER: THE ZOOT SUITS ARE ALL GONE

Exhibition dates - Wednesday, August 1 - Sunday, August 26, 2018

Long interested in the historical Zoot Suit colors of pinks, purples, blacks and yellows that were prevalent in the 1930’s - 1950’s, Robert Parker has embarked on a series of paintings and sculptural works embodying these colors over the past months. The works in this month’s Studio 238 exhibition are stylistically consistent with Parker’s hard edge, geometric abstraction aesthetic.

The works are meant to be playful, and minimal, yet evocative of how colors play off against each other and the way in which light creates reflective surfaces within the works. In creating the pieces, Parker works in a meditative approach, in which initially, the work is conceived in its basic form, structure, and color patterns, and then allowed to evolve in a more intuitive manner into a final iteration.

In his use of the color pink, Parker states, “In the past few years there has been a resurgence of the color pink in all of its iterations of hue and tonal variations in both art and architectural design. Reasons for this resurgence is that pink is a polychrome color, no longer just the domain of feminine aesthetic. Pinks are finding there way in male fashion, furniture, interior design, and art. It is an intimate color and has the effect of warming the spirit and flattering the human body. As one noted designer, India Mahdavi, said, …”the embrace of color (pink) corresponds to a desire for cheer amid anxiety, and for sensuality in algorithmic times”. How true this is and has been one of the artist’s motivations for creating these works. We all need respite from these tumultuous times and inspiration away from daily political and social strife.” The works in the exhibition include paintings, stainless steel, powder coated sculpture, and an artist-designed chair.

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MEET THE ARTIST: MARK STRONG, "PROSAIC EXCEPTIONALISM"
July 06, 2018

MEET THE ARTIST: MARK STRONG, "PROSAIC EXCEPTIONALISM"

Meet the Artist: July 6th , 4 – 6pm 
Exhibition Dates Thursday, July 5 - Sunday, July 29, 2018

The Harwood Museum of art is pleased to announce the exhibition of prints by local printmaker Mark Strong. This three week Studio 238 Pop-Up exhibition reveals the colorful and contemporary imagery of the detritus of our surroundings. From beer cans to matchbooks, the banal becomes celebrated in the delicate process of Strong’s hand carved prints.

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Vapor Drawings by Larry Bell
June 22, 2018

Vapor Drawings by Larry Bell

VAPOR DRAWINGS -

"The Vapor Drawings, began in 1978, are a series of works on paper created with the same technology Larry Bell used to deposit the thin films on the glass works. While the concurrent glass works and furniture was labor intensive and slow, the Vapor Drawings allowed Bell to work quickly, intuitively, with spontaneity and improvisation. Because paper has different surface qualities than glass, more tooth, it accepted the thin films in unique ways, yielding a multitude of effects and vibrant spectrum of colors. These works on paper served as a vehicle for Bell to better learn the vacuum coating technology, lessons that came into play in later works with a variety of materials. He has continued to the vacuum coating process throughout his career." 

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Bash Auction Preview from June 17 - 22,  11am - 2pm
June 14, 2018

Bash Auction Preview from June 17 - 22, 11am - 2pm

From Sunday, June 17 through Friday, June 22 between 11am and 2pm

SEE IT NOW - BUY IT NOW at the Harwood Museum, 238 Ledoux St.

Please visit our Bash at the Blake auction preview in the Conference Room at the Harwood museum, June 17 - 22, 11-2:00pm. You can preview – and buy now! – all silent auction items. For remote bidding call 575-758-9826 ext 105.

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HARWOOD'S BASH AT THE BLAKE - New Auction ITems!
June 02, 2018

HARWOOD'S BASH AT THE BLAKE - New Auction ITems!

The second annual fundraising gala and auction at The Blake in Taos Ski Valley is coming soon! Surrounded by The Blake’s private collection of Taos art, guests will dine, dance, and bid on a special group of art objects, by both silent and live auctions.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

3:30-5:30 Auction preview; guided tours of The Blake art collection
5:30-7:00 Cocktails, silent auction, music by Big Swing Theory
7:00 Live auction led by Heritage Auctions, followed by dinner
Slient auction ends 15 minutes after live auction 

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Cool School Art, Kachinas and a weekend at Trinchera Ranch are Highlights of Museum Art Auction
May 02, 2018

Cool School Art, Kachinas and a weekend at Trinchera Ranch are Highlights of Museum Art Auction

Harwood Museum of Art plans second annual “Bash at the Blake” fundraiser gala and art auction at Taos Ski Valley’s newest hotel. Larry Bell, Ronald Davis and Ken Price are ex-pat L.A. artists whose work will be featured in “The Bash at The Blake,” a gala art event and auction on June 23, 2018 that will benefit the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos.

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NIKESHA BREEZE: WITHIN THIS SKIN, NEW OIL PAINTINGS
May 01, 2018

NIKESHA BREEZE: WITHIN THIS SKIN, NEW OIL PAINTINGS

MEET THE ARTIST
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2-4pm

ARTIST TALK
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 2:00 pm

EXHIBITION - WITHIN THIS SKIN, NEW OIL PAINTINGS
Wednesday, May 2 - Sunday, May 27, 2018

Within this Skin is a series of oil paintings that began as a response to a deep exploration into Breeze’s ancestral heritage, researching old records, wills, oral histories, and images, she traced back into the plantations where her family were enslaved.

 

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Women in the Arts - Selfie Project
April 04, 2018

Women in the Arts - Selfie Project

 In celebration of women in the arts, our Spring 2018 Exhibition titled ‘Works by Women’ opening February 9th, 2018, will include a new iteration of our highly successful Selfie Project. This new collection of selfies by women in the arts will be digital and hosted online in order to provide anyone, anywhere the ability to view and participate.

 Works by Women’ will include a Museum wide exhibition, artist talks and panel discussions, and this digital exhibition of selfies by Women in the arts.

 This call is open to all women in the arts who are residents, visitors, and lovers of Northern New Mexico and who are 18 years or older.  Click Here to See the Gallery

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS

 

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The Mobile Museum of American Artifacts
March 22, 2018

The Mobile Museum of American Artifacts

On April 29, 2018 from 12-3pm

The Harwood welcomes MMoAA, the Mobile Museum of American Artifacts

"Founded in July 2014 by artist Laurelin Kruse, the Mobile Museum of American Artifacts has since been to around 20 cities on the East Coast and in the West, collected and showcased over 80 artifacts and stories from participants around the country, and has been hosted by a range of institutions including the Peabody Essex Museum, Brown University, a general store in a rural Colorado town, and a mariachi academy in Connecticut. "

 

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Studio 238:  Field of Possibilities, Works of Jameson Wells
February 28, 2018

Studio 238: Field of Possibilities, Works of Jameson Wells

Meet the Artist: March 2nd, 2 – 4pm

Exhibition Dates: March 1 – 25, 2018 

Well’s newest collage work uses remnants of canvas rolls, old jeans, random cut paper and fabrics, pieces of manufactured borders, ricrac, lace, selvages, seams and edges. The process of making the paintings is inherent in the design of the painting itself, where pieces are added, subtracted, woven, painted or drawn around or on or under, or are actually illusory. As she states in her artist statement, “there are images and ghost images.”

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Studio 238:  Industrial Paisley, by Helen Gene Nichols
February 14, 2018

Studio 238: Industrial Paisley, by Helen Gene Nichols

Exhibition Dates: February 7 – February 25, 2018

In the series “Industrial Paisley,” Helen Gene Nichols presents work through a fully immersive installation of patterned paper and scrolls that adorn one entire wall of the Peter & Madeleine Martin Atrium Gallery on the second floor of the Harwood Museum of Art. These ‘eye-popping’ designs come from her love of hotrods and surfboard illustrations, finding inspiration from the chopper detailing culture of Southern California. Her designs are playful and humorous, expressing the mechanical and the industrial, yet reveal a clean and clear message that plays with the eyes as the foreground and background vibrate before the viewer.

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Art of Wine 2018
January 22, 2018

Art of Wine 2018

Join us February 2nd from 4 - 7pm

This fun fundraising event, benefiting the Harwood's exhibition program, is presented as an Apres Ski Event for the Taos Winter Wine Festival by The Harwood Museum Alliance.

TICKETS $20
HARWOOD MEMBERS FREE

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Town of Taos Seeking Artist Submissions
December 13, 2017

Town of Taos Seeking Artist Submissions

Town of Taos Seeking Artist Submissions for Lamppost Banner Competition

The Town of Taos has issued a call to artists to submit their work for consideration for its Lamppost Banner Art Competition. The contest is open to artists who live and work in Taos County, and entries will be accepted from Monday, January 2 to Sunday, January 21, 2018. Selected entries will be featured on one of 41 30” x 60” lamppost banners, throughout the Town of Taos.

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Studio 238: Stone Free, Photography of Meredith Garcia
December 01, 2017

Studio 238: Stone Free, Photography of Meredith Garcia

 

In her previous life as a neurobiologist, Garcia spent many hours taking black and white film photomicrographs of the brain, arguably the most beautiful and complex structure in the known universe. Garcia retired from research and photomicroscopy in 2005, but her interest in photography continued.

Beginning in the fall of 2010, using a Nikon camera with a 50mm lens, Garcia again returned to looking at the natural world and with this exhibition invites viewers to peer again through her lens. Stone Free can be seen as abstracted patterns created from reflections and shadows. Or perhaps this collection of works is another set of photomicroscopic slides that viewers are invited to investigate.

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November 24, 2017

DONATE COOKIES FOR LIGHTING OF LEDOUX - HOME MADE OR STORE BOUGHT

Now 'til December 2 

 

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A TINY TOT HAPPY 

Each year we welcome hundreds of children for Lighting of Ledoux, our traditional holiday party.

And guess what?  They ALL want cookies!

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Studio 238: 108 Crows, The drawings of Anaïs Rumfelt
November 14, 2017

Studio 238: 108 Crows, The drawings of Anaïs Rumfelt

Studio 238 is pleased to present drawings by local artist Anaïs Rumfelt.

Titled 108 Crows, Rumfelt began this body of work in November 2016 as a response to both a transformation of her personal environment and the changing of the political climate. These simultaneous shifts caused a sense of unrest internally as well as in the world around her. 
 

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DIVERGENT/WORKS - Paul Pascarella
October 19, 2017

DIVERGENT/WORKS - Paul Pascarella

 Paul Pascarella is one of four featured artists in this exhibition.

October 7, 2017 to January 14, 2018

Artist Statement:

"There are many aspects and practices in my life that are also responsible for my paintings than just years of experience in the studio. It seems that my visceral experiences are recorded into a memory bank in some form that can be drawn upon when getting myself clear enough in the moment of artistic expression.

My practice of Qigong and Internal meditation practice are an example. The movement from Qigong and Taiji ad to my movement of painting with my whole body. Skiing and hiking in the rugged mountains around Taos is constantly showing up in my visual art. Riding motorcycles on and off road, riding across the desert floor or the feeling of leaning into curves on my Multistrada, those visceral experiences manifest into the painting in many ways."

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Museum Store
September 21, 2017

Museum Store

Our Museum Store features carefully selected work by local artists including ceramic artist John Hutson.

John Hutson - Painter, Ceramicist, Sculptor... currently living and working in Carson, New Mexico (just west of Taos). 

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ART IN THE SCHOOLS
August 31, 2017

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ART IN THE SCHOOLS

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ART IN THE SCHOOLS

Volunteers are encouraged to apply their love of children and art at the Harwood Museum.

Art in the Schools (AIS) is the core program of the Harwood Museum of Art Education Department. AIS, heading into its 11th year, is an innovative multi-visit program that combines inquiry-based learning in the galleries with self-expressive art making in the studio. At the museum, we host two classes per day from local schools. 

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August 28, 2017

The Museum Store - Books

BOOKS - Did you know that we have a museum store filled with wonderful books at affordable prices?  

  

 

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The Hispanic Traditions Gallery
August 17, 2017

The Hispanic Traditions Gallery

Our Hispanic Traditions Gallery is one of the 12 distinct galleries we have here at the Harwood Museum.  In this gallery are works that date from before Mexican independence from Spain. Also included in this gallery are works by a modern day Master Santero and good friend of the Harwood Museum's, Victor Gustavo Goler.

This piece is a 1996 Bulto called  San Lucas

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Studio 238: Selections: Seventy Years of Painting in Taos, The Works of Cliff Franklin Harmon & Barbara Sayre Harmon
July 11, 2017

Studio 238: Selections: Seventy Years of Painting in Taos, The Works of Cliff Franklin Harmon & Barbara Sayre Harmon

 

THANK YOU!

Thank you to all who joined us for the opening reception as we featured two of Taos' artists, Cliff and Barbara Harmon, for the August edition of Studio 238.

The exhibition will hang from August 2 until August 27,2017

Cliff Harmon began his studies at The Bisttram School of Fine Arts in Los Angeles and Bisttram’s summer school in Taos, New Mexico. Harmon settled in Taos in 1948 with his bride Barbara Sayre, also a student at Bisttram’s. In 1949-1950, Harmon and Sayre went to Black Mountain College in North Carolina to explore Bauhaus art design precepts. 

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SELFIES - Send the Harwood Museum Your Selfies by September 17, 2017.
June 25, 2017

SELFIES - Send the Harwood Museum Your Selfies by September 17, 2017.

 

Your selfie belongs in a museum. The selfie is the cutting edge evolution of the self-portrait. That makes it a natural fit for our summer exhibition, The Errant Eye: Portraits in a Landscape, scheduled for June through September 2017. In this exhibition we will show a wide range of portraits from the Harwood collection and explore the portrait’s place in Taos arts, its role as an art form, and its power to capture the human condition.

WHAT TO DO:

You can take the photo with a cell phone, computer, camera, tablet, etc. Send up to 5, jpg. images to HarwoodSelfies@gmail.com or #HarwoodSelfies.

Entries must include the following information:

 

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Bash at the Blake Art Auction - June 24, 2017
May 31, 2017

Bash at the Blake Art Auction - June 24, 2017

 Bash at the Blake Art Auction - June 24, 2017

 Larry Bell, Ken Price, Ronald Davis, and Dean Stockwell are four ex-pat L.A. artists whose work will be featured in “The Bash at The Blake,” a gala art event and auction on June 24, 2017 that will benefit the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos. 

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Studio 238: Contingent Beings, The Works of Cannupa Hanska Luger - Opening Reception
May 05, 2017

Studio 238: Contingent Beings, The Works of Cannupa Hanska Luger - Opening Reception

Thank you to everyone who helped us welcome Cannupa Hanska Luger on May 5th for the May installment of the Studio 238 monthly exhibition series.

For Cannupa Hanska Luger, the act of coaxing his fragile ceramic sculptures from the inert mass of the clay block is part of the process of creation, a cycle of generation and destruction. Its harmony depends upon decline and rebirth. its perfection resides in this process of creative entropy. For Luger, artist and inchoate concept meet within this poetic tension between creative act and entropy. The result is the sculptor’s world of clay-fired figures whose cryptic narratives recount indigenous myths and misconceptions. They are contingent beings: dependent, at risk from monsters, capable of heroism, and always seeking truth. Luger’s ceramic figures evoke a fragile perfection achieved by contingent beings in touch with the earth, in dialogue with the world.

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Development Director Hired
April 24, 2017

Development Director Hired

We are pleased to announce, that after selecting candidates from a very rich pool of applicants, an offer was made and accepted by Sonya Davis to be the new Development Director at the Harwood Museum. Sonya will be joining the team in May 15th.  

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Studio 238: Last Evenings on Earth, The Works of Anthony Hassett
April 09, 2017

Studio 238: Last Evenings on Earth, The Works of Anthony Hassett

Hassett's life has been an unceasing and courageous half-century of philosophical inquiry, civil disobedience, defiance of existing socio-political structures, flagrant rebellion, and pursuit of the Real, of which his many ink, marker, and glaze drawings, that combine Hassett’s powerful poetic voice with his equally powerful renderer’s hand, reflect. 

 

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Newly accredited by the American Alliance of Museums
March 07, 2017

Newly accredited by the American Alliance of Museums

We proudly announce that the Harwood Museum of Art, after a lengthy review process, has been granted an accredited status by the American Alliance of Museums. The letter states, "As the ultimate mark of distinction in the museum field, accreditation signifies excellence and credibility..." 

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Art of Wine 2017
February 03, 2017

Art of Wine 2017

 Thank you to all who helped  to make this another sucessful event.  Donors, volunteers, guests and bidders all played a role in generating significant funding that will support exhibitions.  Thank you to the Alliance Board and the event commitee who were instermental in the event's sucess.

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Harwood Museum of Art Awarded $40,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
May 11, 2015

Harwood Museum of Art Awarded $40,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $40,000 grant to The Harwood Museum of Art for the exhibition Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company:  American Moderns and the West. 

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Debbie Long's "Naima" on View Near the Harwood Museum of Art
February 18, 2014

Debbie Long's "Naima" on View Near the Harwood Museum of Art

Artist Debbie Long's Naima, a jeweled chamber of purple light and glass hidden inside an abandoned-looking 1970s travel trailer, will be installed near the corner of Ranchitos and Salazar Roads - one block from the Harwood Museum of Art - on February 21, 22 and 23.   Lit by natural light, Naima's glass chamber changes as the light changes throughout the day.  Naima may be viewed between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Debbie Long is a participating artist in Art for a Silent Planet: Blaustein, Elder and Long.  


 

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Harwood Museum of Art Receives $100,000 Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation
February 08, 2014

Harwood Museum of Art Receives $100,000 Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation

The Harwood Museum of Art has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation in support of the exhibition Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West and its catalogue. Organized by the Harwood Museum of Art in collaboration with the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, the exhibition will be on view at the Harwood Museum of Art May 21-September 11, 2016. From there it will travel to the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York (Mabel Dodge Luhan's birthplace) and to at least one other venue. 

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Harwood Museum of Art Receives $150,000 Federal Grant
September 06, 2013

Harwood Museum of Art Receives $150,000 Federal Grant

The Harwood Museum of Art has been awarded $150,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to digitize its collection management system and make it available via the Harwood’s web site. This grant will also fund the establishment of an on-site digital photo studio and the digital photography (high and low resolution) of every object in the museum's collection.  

 

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HARWOOD ANNOUNCES MAJOR GIFT OF CONTEMPORARY ART
July 10, 2013

HARWOOD ANNOUNCES MAJOR GIFT OF CONTEMPORARY ART

 
Taos, N.M. — Susan Longhenry, Director of the Harwood Museum of Art, announces today that Gus Foster has pledged to give the Museum his collection of 341 works by 86 contemporary artists including Ken Price, Larry Bell, Ron Davis, Lynda Benglis, Ron Cooper, Robert Ray, Lee Mullican, Earl Stroh, Emil Bisttram and Vija Celmins. This remarkable gift, comprising one of the foremost collections of contemporary art in the Southwest, was unanimously accepted, approved and celebrated at the University of New Mexico’s Harwood Museum of Art Governing Board meeting yesterday.

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GREAT JAZZ VOCALIST FROM PARIS AT THE HARWOOD
July 10, 2013

GREAT JAZZ VOCALIST FROM PARIS AT THE HARWOOD

Taos, N.M. —The Harwood Museum of Art presents Leslie Lewis in concert Thursday, August 8, 7 p.m. in the Arthur Bell Auditorium. Lewis will be accompanied by her stellar quartet including pianist Gerard Hagen, Jon Gagan on bass and Cal Haines on drums. Leslie Lewis and her husband Gerard Hagen are based in Paris. The event is presented in collaboration with producers Victoria Rogers and Cal Haines.

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Harwood Museum of Art Hires Experienced Director of Museum Learning and Public Programs
June 17, 2013

Harwood Museum of Art Hires Experienced Director of Museum Learning and Public Programs

Taos, N.M.– Rebecca Aubin started her new job as Director of Museum Learning and Public Programs at the Harwood Museum of Art last week.   “The Harwood’s Director of Museum Learning and Public Programs is responsible for more than half of the Museum’s annual attendance, is very visible within the Taos community, and is essential to advancing the Museum’s mission,” says Susan Longhenry, Director. “I’m happy to say that, by all accounts, we found the right person. We’re thrilled to have Rebecca officially onboard.”

 

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Third Chapter of the Taos Art Colony Celebrated at the Harwood Museum of Art
April 06, 2013

Third Chapter of the Taos Art Colony Celebrated at the Harwood Museum of Art

 Taos, NM - "Jim Wagner: Trudy's House," "R.C. Gorman: The Early Years," "Fritz Scholder: The Third Chapter," and "Woody Crumbo: The Third Chapter" open at the Harwood Museum of Art, Saturday, May 18 and remain on view through Sunday, September 8, 2013.
 

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TRUMPET MASTER AT THE HARWOOD VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND
January 29, 2013

TRUMPET MASTER AT THE HARWOOD VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND



The Harwood Museum of Art will host trumpet-master Bobby Shew, Saturday, Feb 16, 7 p.m. in the Arthur Bell Auditorium. The concert is presented in collaboration with event producers Victoria Rogers and Cal Haines.

Shew is creating a concert of ballads and a few swinging love songs for the Valentine’s weekend concert at the Harwood Museum of Art. Concert-goers will enjoy songs of love found, lost or realized and lyrics expressed as notes from the trumpet maestro. His quartet includes pianist Bob Fox, California virtuoso bassist Michael Glynn and drummer Cal Haines.

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SPIRIT OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO CELEBRATED AT THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART
January 25, 2013

SPIRIT OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO CELEBRATED AT THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART



SPIRIT OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO CELEBRATED AT THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART

Taos, N.M. -Red Willow: Portraits of a Town, Eah-Ha-Wa (Eva Mirabal) and Jonathan Warm Day Coming and Eli Levin: Social Realism and The Harwood Suite open at the Harwood Museum of Art Saturday, February 9 and will remain on view through Sunday, May 5, 2013. The exhibitions tell the stories of some of Northern New Mexico's most interesting people.

"We stagger the exhibitions at the Harwood in a pendulum type fashion-from Red Willow: Portraits of a Town which is home grown and local-to international and unexpected," says Harwood Museum of Art Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Jina Brenneman. "This spring, it's all about Northern New Mexico. Our permanent collection has a strong representation of traditional portraiture-many of which have not been out of storage. There are also some magnificent examples in local collections - and we have many generous lenders in this community. Each portrait in the exhibition is a narrative waiting to be told - both subject and artist are often important historic figures."

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The Art of Wine at the Harwood Museum of Art
January 22, 2013

The Art of Wine at the Harwood Museum of Art



Taos, N.M.-The Harwood Museum of Art is hosting The Art of Wine, a fundraising event held in collaboration with the Taos Winter Wine Festival, Friday, February 1, 3:30 - 6 p.m. Students in Taos High School's Culinary Arts Program will prepare and serve delectable and artful hors d'oeuvres, while several wineries including Gruet, Paul Dolan, Vivac and Mathis Wines will offer special tastings. The Taos Winter Wine Festival brings 40 of the world's best wineries to Taos every winter.

The Art of Wine guests will enjoy private, exclusive access to Harwood Museum of Art exhibitions featuring the Taos Society of Artists, Taos Moderns, historic Hispanic artists, and contemporary artists. Additionally, participants will enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of the Harwood's state-of-the art collection storage area. The Museum will close to the public at 3:00 pm in order to accommodate this special event, which benefits the Harwood Museum of Art's exhibition program and the Great Chefs of Taos, which supports the Taos High School Culinary Arts program.  

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Albuquerque Journal Review "Strange Juxtaposition Vies For Your Attention"
January 06, 2013

Albuquerque Journal Review "Strange Juxtaposition Vies For Your Attention"

Taos News Article Museum launches effort to keep Goler santos in Taos
December 06, 2012

Taos News Article Museum launches effort to keep Goler santos in Taos

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Gustavo Victor Goler was raised among bultos and retablos.

A child of a Santa Fe-based family of art conservators and restorers from Argentina, Goler apprenticed in the studios the family used for their work. He began his apprenticeship at a very young age, gaining incredible wood-carving skills by helping to restore 200-year-old carvings from throughout Spain’s former empire.

In high school he began carving santos. Santos are a traditional type of religious folk art common especially in Mexico and the U.S. Southwest. Typically, a santo is a Catholic saint represented as a painting on a wooden plank (retablo), a carved three-dimensional wooden sculpture (bulto) or within an altar screen (reredo).

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The Harwood Museum of Art Opens Three Exhibitions Celebrating "Machine Wilderness (In Zero Gravity) October 27
October 01, 2012

The Harwood Museum of Art Opens Three Exhibitions Celebrating "Machine Wilderness (In Zero Gravity) October 27

Taos, N.M.— The Harwood Museum of Art opens three new exhibitions exploring the theme of “Machine Wilderness (In Zero Gravity)” to members Friday, Oct. 26, and to the public Saturday, Oct. 27. “Curiosity: From the Faraway Nearby,” “Falling without Fear" and “Charles Luna” offer a wide-ranging look at cutting-edge new work by contemporary artists and remain on view through Sunday, January 27, 2013.

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July 26, 2012

JAZZ PERFORMANCE AND APPRECIATION CLASSES AT THE HARWOOD

http://www.jmarshallplan.com/JAZZ-PERFORMANCE-AND-APPRECIATION-CLASSES-AT-THE-HARWOOD

August is shaping up as an important jazz month at The Harwood Museum of Art. In collaboration with the Friends of Santa Fe Jazz, the Harwood presents a Jazz Appreciation Class with Gary Yamane, Fridays, Aug. 3 through Aug. 24, 1-3 p.m. and a special evening with international jazz ambassador Lisa Henry, Saturday, August 25, 7 p.m.

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THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART OPENS 4 SUMMER EXHIBITIONS JULY 7
July 03, 2012

THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART OPENS 4 SUMMER EXHIBITIONS JULY 7

Taos, N.M.— The Harwood Museum of Art will open four summer exhibitions to members Friday, July 6 and the public Saturday, July 7. “Suspension of Disbelief: The Fantasy Worlds of Barbara Harmon, Frieda Lawrence, Gisella Loeffler, Ila McAfee, Millicent Rogers and Stella Snead” and “Highlights from the Harwood Museum of Art's Collection of Contemporary Art” open Saturday, July 7 and remain on view through Sunday, October 14, 2012. In addition, the Harwood Museum of Art is celebrating the centennial of the birth of artist Bea Mandelman with two previously announced exhibitions, “Bea Mandelman: Collage” and “Bea Mandelman: The Social Realist Prints,” also scheduled to open on Saturday, July 7.

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THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART CELEBRATES THE CENTENNIAL OF TAOS MODERNIST BEATRICE MANDELMAN
June 10, 2012

THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART CELEBRATES THE CENTENNIAL OF TAOS MODERNIST BEATRICE MANDELMAN

Taos, N.M.—The Harwood Museum of Art is celebrating the centennial of the birth of artist Bea Mandelman with two exhibitions exploring the Taos Modernist’s diverse body of work. “Bea Mandelman: Collage” opens Saturday, July 7 in the Mandelman-Ribak Gallery and remains on view through Sunday, October 14, 2012. Concurrently, the museum presents “Bea Mandelman: The Social Realist Prints” in the George E. Foster Jr. Gallery of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. In commemoration of Mandelman’s important contribution to the art and cultural life of New Mexico, the exhibitions have been designated official events of the New Mexico Centennial. They are also part of “The Remarkable Women of Taos,” Taos’ year-long celebration honoring outstanding historic and contemporary women of Taos.

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June 07, 2012

NY Times/ Frommer Review

http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/north-america/united-states/new-mexico/taos/9123/harwood-museum-of-art-of-the-university-of-new-mexico/attraction-detail.html

With its high ceilings and broad wood floors, this museum is a lovely place to wander among New Mexico-inspired images. A cultural and community center since 1923, the museum displays paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs by Taos-area artists from 1800 to the present. Featured are paintings from the early days of the art colony by members of the Taos Society of Artists, including Oscar Berninghaus, Ernest Blumenschein, Herbert Dunton, Victor Higgins, Bert Phillips, and Walter Ufer. Also included are works by Emil Bisttram, Andrew Dasburg, Agnes Martin, Larry Bell, and Thomas Benrimo.

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February 28, 2012

Recent Harwood Museum of Art News From Around the U.S.

Agnes Martin: Before the Grid
February 03, 2012

Agnes Martin: Before the Grid

Taos, N.M.—“Agnes Martin: Before the Grid,” opens Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Harwood Museum of Art and will remain on view through Sunday, June 17. Concurrently, the museum presents “Agnes Martin:  Works on Paper,” a companion exhibition of her later works on paper.  The Harwood Museum of Art is home to the Agnes Martin Gallery, a permanent exhibition of seven large scale paintings donated by the artist in 1997.  This is the first large Agnes Martin posthumous exhibit.

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December 14, 2011

THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART DIRECTOR ELECTED TO NATIONAL BOARD

The Association of Academic Museums and Galleries has elected Harwood Museum of Art Director Susan Longhenry to the board as Mountain-Plains Regional representative. There are 17 national board members.The Harwood Museum of Art is part of the University of New Mexico.

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Saturday, December 10, 5-7:30 p.m.  Lighting Ledoux
December 05, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 5-7:30 p.m. Lighting Ledoux

Saturday, December 10, 5-7:30 p.m. marks the 15th December that families from northern New Mexico and visitors to Taos  will gather downtown for an annual holiday tradition — the Lighting Ledoux. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with a parade down Ledoux Street led by the Taos Volunteer Fire Department’s historic truck Maria.

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October 25, 2011

“BAUHAUS IN AMERICA” AT THE HARWOOD

The Harwood Museum of Art will screen Judith Pearlman’s film “Bauhaus in America,” in the Arthur Bell Auditorium, Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. The film is shown in conjunction with the current exhibition “Black Mountain College and New Mexico,” on view through February 2012.  

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October 25, 2011

BOO! It’s Halloween at The Harwood

The Harwood Museum of Art’s “Halloween at the Harwood,” Saturday, Oct. 29, 10-11:30 a.m., celebrates all things spooky and is free and open to the public.  

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November 17, 2010

Taos Pueblo Commemorates 40 Years Since the Return of Blue Lake with Exhibition at the Harwood Museum of Art

Once-in-a-lifetime show features photographs, newspaper articles and historical objects, including the pen President Richard Nixon used to sign the legislation into law

Exhibition opens December 15th, forty years to the day of the bill’s White House signing
 

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August 26, 2010

Harwood Museum of Art Announces 3 Days of Celebrations for the Opening of its 10,700 Square-foot Expansion

Series of special events planned for December 9, 10, 11, 2010

Festivities will culminate with public ribbon-cutting on December 11,
Coinciding with Taos’ yearly holiday event, Lighting of Ledoux

 

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Call for Entry: New Mexorado, Artists Living & Working in the Albuquerque-Denver Corridor
June 15, 2010

Call for Entry: New Mexorado, Artists Living & Working in the Albuquerque-Denver Corridor

The Harwood Museum of Art encourages both emerging artists and artists with established reputations residing within the boundaries of NEW MEXORADO (1-70 in Denver to I-40 in Albuquerque) to participate in the exhibition New Mexorado:  Artists Living & Working in the Albuquerque-Denver Corridor.  Work may include paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, video installation, sculpture, glass, multi-media, and virtual presentations. The exhibition will be held March 5 - June 19, 2011. Deadline to submit is November 1, 2010. Works will be juried by Libby Lumpkin. 

New Mexorado is presented in collaboration with the 2011 Taos Shortz Film Fest.   

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April 27, 2010

Harwood Museum of Art Announces Gift from Arthur Bell Youth Foundation

The auditorium included in the Harwood Museum of Art's expansion project, opening in November 2010, will be named the Arthur Bell Auditorium in honor of a generous gift from the Arthur Bell Youth Foundation. 

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New Director/New Vision: Susan Longhenry Takes the Reins of the Harwood Museum of Art
March 08, 2010

New Director/New Vision: Susan Longhenry Takes the Reins of the Harwood Museum of Art

Nationally recognized expert on the ‘visitor experience’ begins tenure during a period of ambitious growth

Ms. Longhenry was most recently the Director of Museum Learning and Public Programs at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

 

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News on Dwayne Wilcox's exhibition, "Skipped the Light Fandango”
March 08, 2010

News on Dwayne Wilcox's exhibition, "Skipped the Light Fandango”

 Essay On The History and Political Significance of Dwayne Wilcox's Native American Ledger Art

 

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February 19, 2010

Harwood Museum of Art Receives CAP Grant

The Harwood Museum of Art is proud to announce its acceptance into the Conservation Assessment Program.  Administered by Heritage Preservation and supported through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the program will provide funds with which to assess policies, practices and conditions affecting the care and preservation of the Harwood's art collections and historic building.  More information about the program is available at the Heritage Preservation web site.

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