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Women looking at art in the Harwood Museum
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The many museums of Taos span hundreds of years of history and a gamut of fine arts, inspired by the colorful characters who helped make Taos the luminous place it is today. Taos museums are rich with opportunities to delve into Taos’s culture and, yes, quirkiness, exploring the trappers and traders, wealthy heiresses and remittance men (paid a living wage to merely stay away), legendary artists and far-sighted entrepreneurs, who enliven Taos history. 

Taos boasts excellent art museums whose collections span centuries of Taos artists, beginning with the works of Native artists as well as those of the original Taos Society of Artists, and including the work of artists living here today. You’ll get a glimpse of how these Taos artists have been inspired by the light, the land, and the people of Taos for generations.

From our rich Native and Spanish cultures to the characters of the Old Wild West, Taos museums can also take you on a walk through history. The architecture of the museums themselves, some dating back to the early 19th century, speak volumes about the history and uniqueness of this enchanted town. In the museums of Taos, you’ll find many doorways that lead to the past; speaking of doorways, watch out or you might even bump your head on the same one as Kit Carson.

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