Arts & Culture

An Art and Cultural Destination

The Heart of Southwestern Design

The heart of Taos art and culture scene is the Taos Pueblo. Taos Pueblo is the only community in the United States designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a sight to behold. Its multi-story adobe structure is home to numerous artisans, who sell handmade pottery, jewelry, leather goods and other arts and crafts to visitors. Guided tours conducted by Pueblo college students highlight the culture, history and people.

The Town of Taos has one of the nation’s best small-town art scenes. This includes excellent museums like the Harwood Museum of Art in the artistic enclave of Ledoux Street and the Millicent Rogers Museum on the north side of town. There are also dozens of galleries and countless artist studios, film festivals, live theater, lectures and special events can be found on LiveTaos.com, the Taos News Entertainment section as well as the Taos Ski Valley Events Calendar.

Taos is the place to expand your creative energies!

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Taos School of Music

Taos School of Music

“One of the most prestigious and intimate of summer music schools in the country.” -National Public Radio Fine chamber music has been the focus of Taos School of Music for over 50 years. Each summer nineteen advanced, pre-professional musicians ages 18 to 29 are selected to immerse themselves…

Pat Woodall Fine Art Gallery

Pat Woodall Fine Art Gallery

The Pat Woodall Fine Art Gallery is located in the restored Taos Rock House (built between 1917-1918) across from the Taos Inn or the southwest corner of Bent Street and Paseo del Pueblo. Woodall is an avid skier and loves to paint Taos Ski Valley. In the dining room…

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Cumbres & Toltec’s coal-fired steam engine carries you through steep mountain canyons, high desert, and lush meadows as you zig zag between the Colorado and New Mexico border. Open your eyes to spectacular and rare Western scenery which can only be viewed from this train’s unique route. Ride in…

Harwood Museum of Art

Harwood Museum of Art

Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico, close to the historic Taos Plaza, collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets the arts, especially those created in, inspired by, or relevant to northern New Mexico. The Harwood actively contributes to and participates in the cultural and civic life of northern New Mexico. The Harwood…

Millicent Rogers Museum

Millicent Rogers Museum

The Museum and Museum Store are open year-round! Highlights are the museum’s namesake’s jewelry collection and rotating special exhibits. Visit the website for seasonal hours, special exhibits and events. The Millicent Rogers Museum Store has been selling authentic contemporary and vintage American Indian and Hispanic art for more than 30 years. Most…

Taos Opera Institute

Taos Opera Institute

Come to Taos a singer, leave an artist. A vocal and dramatic experience like no other, Taos Opera Institute has been established as a four week intensive program for the emerging young artist designed to bridge the gap between academia and apprenticeship. Our philosophy focuses on integrating and improving…

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. We welcome you to visit our village when you travel to Northern New Mexico.