The People of Taos

Ernest BlumenscheinFebruary 28, 2014 – March 22, 2015
Fred and Novadean Hogan Gallery

Ernest Blumenschein
Portrait of Indian with Hair Ornament
Oil on linen
Gift of Fred and Novadean Hogan
1980.009.003




















Each year, the Hogan Gallery offers a different look into the Museum of the Southwest’s permanent collection, with a focus on the art of Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The 2013 gallery rotation examined the influence of Taos on several generations of artists. This year, the Hogan Gallery explores the people of Taos and how art reflects the many personalities in this small town. Visitors learn about the original Native inhabitants, Spanish colonists and white settlers. Since 1893, artists have been flocking to Taos, along with many writers, patrons and other characters. This small artists’ colony has had a huge influence on American art. This exhibition is on view for nearly a year, giving all Museum guests the opportunity to learn about the social networks and VIPs that made this area so significant and unique.

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