Arts & Culture

The Heart of Southwestern Design

An Arts & Culture Destination

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 on historic Ledoux Street and the historic Millicent Rogers Museum‘s fabulous collection of pottery, baskets, and jewelry in El Prado. There are dozens of galleries and countless artist studios, film festivals, live theater, and music. For a hands-on art experience, visit Taos artist and gallery owner Pat Woodall to take an oil painting class or to purchase one of his originals. Ancient adobe architecture is one of the key characteristics of Taos, but more recently, the unique Earthship community just a few miles over the iconic Rio Grande Gorge bridge was created to normalize sustainable building methods based on using recycled materials. Take tour of the whimsical buildings and homes to experience the off-grid lifestyle.

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. Its multi-story adobe structure is home to numerous artisans. Inside the Pueblo’s family-owned stores you will find handmade pottery, jewelry, leather goods and other arts and crafts. Guided tours are conducted by Pueblo students and highlight the culture, history and people.

 

Current Museum Exhibits

Raven Chacon: Three Songs

Raven Chacon: Three Songs

February 24, 2024 – July 7, 2024 Raven Chacon: Three Songs brings together three of Raven Chacon’s projects at the Harwood Museum of Art, that pay tribute to Indigenous women through sound, video, and visual work. In the series For Zitkála-Šá (2018), Chacon created musical arrangements dedicated to different contemporary Indigenous,…

Special Collections at the Harwood Museum of Art

Special Collections at the Harwood Museum of Art

The Harwood Museum of Art Special Collections: Taos Municipal School Historic Collection The Taos Municipal School Historic Collection is on long-term loan to the Harwood Museum of Art that includes works by numerous Taos artists including, Joseph Henry Sharp, John Ward Lockwood, Joseph Fleck, Ila McAfee, Gene Kloss, Emil…

Millicent Rogers Museum: Miniatures Show & Sale

Millicent Rogers Museum: Miniatures Show & Sale

February 2, 2024 – March 3, 2024 We are pleased to present the 22nd Annual Miniatures Show & Sale, on view from February 2 through March 3, 2024 at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, New Mexico. Please join us for the opening Preview Party on February 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm.

Special events in Taos County can be found on LiveTaos.com, the Taos News Entertainment section as well as the Taos Ski Valley Events Calendar.

Location

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…

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…

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…

Millicent Rogers Museum

Millicent Rogers Museum

Named after the Standard Oil heiress and fashion icon, the museum was founded in 1956 with Millicent Rogers’ personal collection. It has since since grown to over 7,000 objects, and hosts a variety of events throughout the year. The museum features 15 galleries that focus on the art, culture, and…

Taos School of Music

Taos School of Music

Fine chamber music has been the focus of Taos School of Music for over 60 years. Each summer nineteen advanced, pre-professional musicians ages 18 to 29 are selected to immerse themselves in eight weeks of chamber music study under the guidance of our premiere faculty. During June, July and…

Heritage Inspirations

Heritage Inspirations

Heritage Inspirations provides year-round, all-inclusive, authentically-curated guided tours that dive deep into the vibrant heritage of Taos and New Mexico. Our diverse year-round Taos tours peel back the ancient layers of our living heritage and explore the wild contrast of our mountains and high…

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TSRR) is the highest, longest, and most authentic steam-operated railroad in America. The railroad was awarded National Historic Landmark Designation in 2012 and is owned jointly by the states of Colorado and New Mexico. The C&TSRR operates on 64-miles of track between Antonito, Colorado…