Museums and Historical Places of Interest in Taos and Northern New Mexico

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Couse-Sharp Historic Site 
Two visionary painters, whose art captured the Southwest. Explore the studios of E. I. Couse and J. H. Sharp, founding members of the Taos Society of Artists. These two painters helped create the cultural fabric of Taos as we know it today.

The historic Site includes not only the home and studio of E.I. Couse, but the garden designed by his wife, Virginia, the workshops of his son, Kibbey, and the two studios of his neighbor and fellow artist, Joseph Henry Sharp. The Site also reflects the contributions of a long history of previous owners. The Site sits on an escarpment that originally defined the defensive nature of Old Spanish Taos. Occupation of the site began when Juan de Luna built a family chapel there about 1835.  Read More

Website - http://couse-sharp.org
Email - admin@couse-sharp.org
Phone - 575.751.0369
Physical Location - 146 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM 87571 (Google Maps)
Organization Type - Historic Site and Museum 501(c)3


 

The Harwood Museum of Art 
The Harwood Museum of Art brings Taos arts to the world and world arts to Taos.

The mission of the Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the arts, especially those created in, inspired by, or relevant to northern New Mexico. The museum advances the University’s mission and engages diverse audiences by stimulating learning, creativity and research through exhibitions, programs and publications.  Read More

Website - http://www.harwoodmuseum.org
Email - info@harwoodmuseum.com
Phone - (575) 758-9826
Physical Location - 238 Ledoux St, Taos, NM 87571 (Google Maps)
Organization Type - Historic Site and Museum


  

Kit Carson Home and Museum 
The Kit Carson Home and Museum is a registered National Historic Landmark, one of 46 in the State of New Mexico. The Kit Carson Home and Museum, still standing in its original footprint at 113 Kit Carson Road in Taos, was built circa 1825 and purchased by Kit Carson as a wedding gift for his third wife, Maria Josefa Jaramillo, a member of a prominent Taos family. The territorial style adobe building was to be their home for the next twenty five years. Seven of their eight children were born and raised in the home, along with several Native American children who had been freed by the Carsons from captivity.

Website - www.kitcarsonhomeandmuseum.com
Email - info@kitcarsonmuseum.org
Phone - 575-758-4945
Physical Location - 113 Kit Carson Road (Google Maps)
Organization Type - Museum


 

La Hacienda de los Martinez
The Hacienda de los Martinez is one of the few northern New Mexico style, late Spanish Colonial period, "Great Houses" remaining in the American Southwest.  Built in 1804 by Severino Martin (later changed to Martinez), this fortress-like building with massive adobe walls became an important trade center for the northern boundary of the Spanish Empire.  The Hacienda was the final terminus for the Camino Real which connected northern New Mexico to Mexico City.  The Hacienda also was the headquarters for an extensive ranching and farming operation.

Website - http://www.taoshistoricmuseums.org
Email - hacienda@taoshistoricmuseums.org
Phone - (575) 758-1000
Physical Location - 708 Hacienda Rd, Taos, NM 87571
Organization Type - Museum


 

Millicent Rogers Museum 
Whether your tastes range from prehistoric pottery to contemporary jewelry, the MRM is the place to experience all the cultures of the Southwest and under one roof. As you walk through our twenty galleries and exhibition spaces, you too will make your own discoveries about the heritage of the Hispanic, Native American and Anglo arts of the Southwest.

Website - http://www.millicentrogers.org
Email - mrm@millicentrogers.org
Phone - 575-758-2462
Physical Location - 1504 Millicent Rogers Road (Mapquest)
Mailing Address - PO Box 1210, Taos, NM 87571
Primary Contact - Peter Seibert
Primary Contact Email - peters@millicentrogers.org
Organization Type - Museum


 

Taos Art Museum at the Fechin House 
The Taos Art Museum opened in 1994. Eight years later it moved to the beautiful and historic Nicolai Fechin home. The Museum is dedicated to the art of early twentieth century Taos. The museum is housed in the studio and home that artist Nicolai Fechin built for his family between 1927 and 1933. Fechin, born in Kazan, Russia in 1881, carved and molded the adobe buildings into a fascinating, harmonic marriage of Russian, Native American, and Spanish motifs. Fechin's heirs have entrusted many of his art works to the care of Taos Art Museum. Read More

Website - https://www.taosartmuseum.org
Email - director@taosartmuseum.org
Phone - (575) 758-2690
Physical Location - 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571 (Mapquest)
Mailing Address - PO Box 1848, Taos, NM 87571
Organization Type - Museum


 

Taos Historic Museum -  E.L. Blumenschein Home and Museum 
Located on historic Ledoux Street in downtown Taos, the E.L. Blumenschein Home and Museum is maintained much as it was when the artist and his family were alive. The home is filled with a superb collection of the Blumenschein family’s art, a representative sampling of works by other famous Taos artists, fine European and Spanish Colonial style antiques, and the family’s lifetime of personal possessions. The home beautifully illustrates the lifestyle of Taos artists in the first half of the twentieth century. Read More

Website - http://taoshistoricmuseums.org
Email - info@taoshistoricmuseums.org
Phone - (575) 758-0505
Physical Location - 222 Ledoux Street, Taos, NM 87571 (Mapquest)
Organization Type - Museum