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Taos Art Museum

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Address: 227 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Fechin House, Taos, NM 87571-7316
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+1 575-758-2690
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Taos's newest museum, opened in 1994, has a collection of works by early...

Taos's newest museum, opened in 1994, has a collection of works by early members of the Taos Society of Artists never seen before by the public.

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My college bestie and I decided to spend Spring Break in Taos. We are both educators and love to visit museums slightly more than our hubbies so we couldn't resist stopping at the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My college bestie and I decided to spend Spring Break in Taos. We are both educators and love to visit museums slightly more than our hubbies so we couldn't resist stopping at the Taos Art Museum. What a treat! Since my college bestie spent a year teaching in Moscow, the fact that it was formally the home of Nicolai Fechin... More 

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Bellaire, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture alone is worth the price of admission. The carving on the interior has so much attention to detail. There are cubbies, nooks and crannies throughout. The art is worth seeing and the story of the home and the Fechin family is certainly interesting. Make sure to visit the studio/ gift shop area.

Thank Bellaire56
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the art at the Taos Art Museum and the Fechin House itself. The house lends itself perfectly to the viewing of the art and the architecture and carving throughout the house is quite literally amazing. The folks who lovingly tend the home and museum are super nice and informative. Don't miss Fechin's studio and the classy gift... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

If you have any interest at all in the Southwest, it's people or particularly it's art - you need to stop by the Taos Art Museum. It is housed on Nicolai Fechin's home. The home itself just feel authentic. His main home is the museum, his studio the gift shop. Fechin is known as a painter, but obviously he was... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Home to a small art gallery, we were less interested in the art and more interested in the house itself. Nicholai Fetchin was born in Russia, immigrated to New York City in 1923, and moved to Taos in 1927 where he built this house for his wife and daughter. The woodwork and carvings throughout the adobe building and his studio... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House is a must stop for any visitor of Northern New Mexico who has a free afternoon. The building is beautiful and the art really lets you see what the early "pioneer artists" saw when they settled here.

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Crawford, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

What a wonderful place! The art is tasteful and well chosen. The artistic woodwork is awe inspiring. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here!

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I had the opportunity to visit this museum on my last trip to Taos. Loved being able to wander through the beautiful old adobe house, especially the part that had been the artists studio! Also very notable was the gift shop - it was filled with beautiful items from local artists and other items carefully chosen. Really gorgeous stuff! This... More 

Thank TravelLady086
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Everyone was so nice and helpful. The exhibit was wonderful but Fechin's home and wood carvings was the star attraction. The museum shop was just as lovely and had high quality items. Great local jewelry and art. A surprising treat for us all.

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Taos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

If you do one thing in Taos, you must do this museum. The rotating art exhibits are always wonderful and the woodwork and art by Nicolai Fechin is just unbelievable! You also get to see his studio which has more of his woodwork and hand-made furniture. The gift shop has been revamped and has exquisite works - most of it... More 

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