What would an art community be without MUSEUMS?
The Taos Art Museum - This museum is the former residence of Nicoli Fechin, a Russian born immigrant whose adobe home dates to the late 1920's. Moved by the magic of Taos, Nicoli, a great artist and master craftsman, transformed his own home into a work of art. The collection of paintings complements the architecture nicely.
The Harwood Museum of Art - Within walking distance of the Taos plaza, at the end of famed Ledoux Street, the Hardwood Museum is now considered a world-class facility. It displays work by the great artists who have chosen Taos as their home, drawn by the light and the landscape. With ever changing exhibitions, this place never gets stale.
Millicent Rogers Museum - Located just four miles north of the Plaza, on a road that bears its name, this museum started from the collections of Millicent Rogers, a beautiful and talented designer who arrived after the turn of the 20th Century. If you've never seen the black pottery of Maria Martinez, you ought to stop here and check it out.
Kit Carson Home and Museum - Located on historic Kit Carson Road which is just steps off the Plaza, the museum presents the dichotomy of the man known as Kit Carson. In this small museum, you can live vicariously through the people and times of the Wild West of the 19th century.
Martinez Hacienda - Explore the Spanish colonial house that was built in 1804, becoming a busy trade center of the Spanish Empire. Take a walk back in time to catch a glimpse of frontier life, and enjoy a stroll through the open courtyard. Some say there are ghosts that inhabit the place.
Blumenschein Home and Museum - Two artists, Ernest Blumenschein, and Bert Phillips, were traveling together in 1898, heading west when a wheel on their wagon broke just outside Taos. The men flipped a coin to see who would take the wheel for help and who would stay back with their belongings. Once that wheel was repaired neither left, both taken by the place they had stumbled upon. The Blumenschein Museum, on Ledoux Street, once the home of the artist, contains some of his work and that of others.