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Millicent Rogers Museum
of Northern New Mexico

1504 Millicent Rogers Road
Taos, New Mexico

Phone: 1-505-758-2462 --

Statement of Purpose:

Art, history, culture of the Native American, Hispanic and Anglo peoples of the American southwest. Jewelry, pottery, textiles, paintings, katchinas, santos, tinwork, sculpture, stichery, woodworking, photography.

Museum Mission: The acquisition, preservation, research, display and interpetation o the art, history and culture of the Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo peoples of the Southwest, focusing on northern New Mexico and Taos.

The Museum offers direct experience of the art, design, and material culture of Northern New Mexico through display and interpretation of historical and contemporary examples of ceramics, metalwork and jewelry, textiles, furniture, woodcarving, photopphy, graphics, and religious arts made, owned, or used in the Southwest.

Objects are displayed in thematic groups that illuminate the history and cultures of the region. Special exhibitions focus on themes, issues, ideas, or artists that influence and reflect the cultures of the region.

Major holdings include the most comprehensive documentary oollection of the life and work of potter Maria Martines of San lldefonso Pueblo in the United States; a unique collection of Native American jewelIy from Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and Pueblo artisans; a distinguished collection of Navajo and Hispanic Rio Grande weavings; Hispanic religious arts in wood, paintings and metalwork; Apache basketry; a renowned collection of historic and prehistoric pottery from Southwestern peoples; folk art and sculpture; nineteenth-century engravings illustrating popular culture of the Southwest; Hopi and Zuni kachinas; and jewelry designs by the Museum's namesake, Millicent Rogers.


Special thematic and loan exhibitions are presented on a regular basis. These exhibitions examine tlle artistic and cultural history of the region, the contextual and thematic backgrounds of art and design, the work of established or emerging artists, and the issues and forces that influence creative work today.

The Museum offers a wide range of educational programs for children and adults, including workshops and seminars, lectures and gallery presentations, crafts demonstrations, music and performing arts, video tours, and regional, national, and international study-travel programs.

Exhibits & Special Events:

Permanent Exhibits: "Testament to Diversity: The Millicent Rogers Collection of New Mexican Jewelry"

Frank Waters Lecture Series,
with noted authorities and family members of one of the Southwest's most influential and prolific writers, including presentations by Barbara Waters, Dr. Alex Blackburn, Dr. Jose Martinez, and others.

Held Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Taos Civic Center. Reservations by ticket purchase. Closing reception for participants at Millicent Rogers Museum on November 17 at 4 30 p.m. November 16:

"Greet the Artist"
program in Museum Store presents Taos artist Jessie Martin, demonstrates making animal figures from dried cholla and other natural materials. Free with Museum admission. 2 to 4 p.m.

at Museum. Free C ommunity and Family Day, with free Museum admission all day, free crafts workshops, music, dance, refreshments, special Museum Store promotions and discounts. Event made possible by a grant from the McCune Charitable Foundation of Santa Fe. 10a.m. to 5 p.m.


Admission & Directions:

The Museum is located four miles north of Taos Plaza, on Millicent Rogers Road. Follow signs from town.



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