Taos, New Mexico – Winter in Taos is one of the best times of the year to explore our Museums, each highlighting the unique people and artwork that make Taos a premier art and cultural destination. As a walking town with amazing ski opportunities, we are the perfect holiday vacation spot to explore inside and out!

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House: SEPTEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 4, 2014 — Cami Thompson: Love, Light, and the Pursuit of Art; taosartmuseum.org. The daughter and granddaughter of master rose gardeners, the artist Cami Thompson both grows and paints flowers in her garden near Questa, north of Taos. However, her love of natural forms and color extends far beyond the boundaries of her garden. She has explored and painted the natural world from the southwest to Alaska, its topography, light, flora, and fauna. Paintings that span the entire range of Thompson’s subject matter will be on exhibition at the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House this fall from September 27 through December 4. Viewers will be able to chart the artist’s course from the intimacy of her flower gardens to the grandeur of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and the seasons of the Valle Vidal, in paintings from 1995 to the present. What these paintings have in common is the search for gesture, a sense of movement that unites all forms, whether dancing children, blossoming flowers, or the light falling on a mountainside.
Harwood Museum of Art: SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 – JANUARY 25, 2015 — ¡Orale! The Kings and Queens of Cool; harwoodmuseum.org. This fall the Harwood Museum of Art will present four exhibitions, united by the theme ¡Orale! The Kings and Queens of Cool, exploring the art movement now referred to as Post-Pop or Lowbrow that grew out of West Coast surfer, car and street culture. In addition to exploring the West Coast roots of this genre,¡Orale! will showcase the contemporary expressions of Hispano, Lowrider and street culture in Northern New Mexico. Each of the Harwood Museum of Art’s changing exhibition galleries will focus on a different aspect of this genre. Lowbrow Insurgence: The Rise of Post-Pop Art, exhibited in the Mandelman-Ribak Gallery; Nuevo Lowbrow: Pop Culture in the West, presented in the Peter and Madeleine Martin Gallery; Pinstripe Madera: Pinstriping as Minimalism, exhibited in the Caroline Lee and Bob Ellis Gallery; El Tatuaje: The Tattoo in Underground Culture, presented in the George E. Foster, Jr. Gallery of Prints, Drawings and Photographs; Toby Morfin and Luke Martinez II, presented on the Harwood’s Curator’s Wall.
Millicent Rogers Museum: AUGUST 1, 2014 – JANUARY 31, 2015 — Fred Harvey and the Making of the American West; millicentrogers.org. Fred Harvey and the Fred Harvey Company in many ways created the images that most Americans have of the American West. Whether through postcards, books, jewelry and more, the name Fred Harvey became synonymous with all things west of Kansas! This unique exhibit, featuring items borrowed from the family of Fred Harvey, will tell the story of the company that made the west! Special highlights include:
Maria Martinez and Nampeyo – Native American pottery artists whose careers were heavily influenced by their time working for Fred Harvey.
Fred Harvey jewelry from private collections illustrating the range and diversity of the work produced for and sold by Fred Harvey retail shops.
The role of the railroad along with Fred Harvey creating images of the West. See the train layout just as children in the 1950 – 60’s would have seen on Christmas morning.


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