Taos Museums and Events

TAOS MUSEUMS

  • E.L. Blumenscheine Home & Museum - The restored and maintained home of Ernest L. Blumenschein, who purchased this 1797 hacienda in 1919 and launched, effectively, the first art colony in Taos. Collections include Blumenschein’s own work as well as that of Taos Society artists
  • La Hacienda de los Martinez - La 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 Harwood Museum of Art - The second oldest art museum in the state whose mission is to  collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the arts, especially those created in, inspired by, or relevant to northern New Mexico
  • Millicent Rogers Museum - Art patron Millicent Rogers settled in Taos in 1947. Her collection formed the core of one of America's most important collections of Southwestern arts and design
  • Taos Art Museum at Fechin House - Located in the historic home of Russian born artist Nicolai Fechin, the Taos Art Museum's permanent collection includes over 300 works of art by more than 50 Taos artists
  • Kit Carson Home & Museum - Purchased by famed cowboy Kit Carson for his bride in 1843, this 3-room adobe home displays artifacts, antique firearms and other pioneer belongings, Kit Carson memorabilia and an exhaustive supply of books about New Mexico
  • The Couse-Sharp Historic Site - In 2001, The Couse Foundation was formed to preserve the home and studio of Eanger Irving Couse, the prominent early 20th-century painter of American Indian subjects. Couse was one of the founders of the Taos Art Colony and first president of the Taos Society of Artists

Annual TAOS EVENTS

  • Taos Pueblo Pow Wow - Experience this traditional dance competition and festival each June at the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Taos Lilac Festival - Celebrating the heritage of lilacs in Taos, including a pet parade & costume contest, live entertainment, foods & crafts vendors and many family-friendly activities
  • Rodeo de Taos - Celebrate the wild west and rodeo traditions of northern New Mexico each June at the Taos Rodeo Grounds
  • Toast of Taos Arts & Wine Festival - Enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery, sample local wines and experience a round of golf at the Taos Country Club
  • Fiestas de Taos - Parades, food vendors, a royal court and family-friendly events celebrate the two patron saints of Taos –– Santa Ana and Santiago
  • Taos Music Festivals - Kit Carson Park and the Taos Mesa Brewing Amphitheater attracts top-notch folk, rock, and jazz musicians throughout the year
  • The Taos Wool Festival - At Kit Karson Park is a "must see" event for fiber lovers and craft lovers alikefeaturing yarns, and artistic creations, kid's hand-on activities, workshops and food vendors
  • SOMOS (Society of the Muse of the Southwest) Story Telling Festival - An impressive lineup of tellers spinning their tales in concerts, children stories, workshops and more
  • Taos Fall Arts Festival - A celebration of  the visual arts and artists of Taos
  • The PASEO Outdoor Art Festival - Free Art Festival held annually in Taos featuring national and international installation artists
  • Taos Pueblo Christmas Eve Procession - The intertwining of Native traditions with the re-enactment of the procession of the Virgin Mary combine to make this a moving ceremony of bonfires and church bells, religious history and faith