Harwood Museum of Art announces Centennial Celebration in 2023; Monroe Gallery loans Margaret Bourke-White photograph

February 13, 2023 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography


Via The Taos News

February 13, 2023


Harwood Museum of Art announces Centennial Celebration in 2023

Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico announces the celebration of its one-hundred-year anniversary in 2023. 

To mark the museum’s role as a steward of Western history and American art, Harwood’s Centennial celebration will take place from June 3, 2023 to January 28, 2024 and will include a major exhibition, publication and a full calendar of educational and community programs.  

Burt and Lucy Harwood made art and education the soul of Harwood when they purchased the property on historic Ledoux Street in 1916. The Harwood Foundation was founded in 1923; Originally a library born from the lending library Lucy Harwood began in her then-home, the museum has since become an international destination for tens-of-thousands of visitors each year. 

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and the second-oldest museum in New Mexico, Harwood celebrates Taos’ artistic legacy, cultivates connections through art and inspires a creative future. 

“This is a great milestone for Harwood, which has been a cultural anchor in Taos,” said Juniper Leherissey, executive director. “As the museum has evolved and changed, what endures is the strength in art and creativity that we hope to continue to inspire long into the future.”

The kick-off for the Centennial will take place with opening events at the museum on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3. This will be followed by the Harwood 100 Birthday Bash on Saturday, June 17 at the Sagebrush Events Center from 5:30-10 pm. The Harwood 100 Birthday Bash will include Taos Pueblo’s Hail Creek Singers, mariachis, and dance music by Big Swing Theory. Tickets will go on sale in March.

From June 2023 to January 2024, the Centennial exhibition will fill all nine galleries and will take visitors on a journey through the museum’s rich history, including 200 works of art from Harwood’s collection and 200 books from the former Harwood Public Library, along with significant works on loan by artists Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Margaret Bourke-White, Elaine de Kooning and Georgia O’Keeffe. Continue to full article here.


For more information, visit  https://harwoodmuseum.org/centennial/.



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