Located on historic Ledoux Street near Taos Plaza, the Harwood Museum of Art is operated by the University of New Mexico. Its mission is to "collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the arts,'' with emphasis on artwork related to northern New Mexico. The museum is a natural extension of the Harwood Foundation, created in 1935 by Lucy Case Harwood to create and maintain an educational, cultural and art center for the University.
The Harwood Museum of Art's permanent collection acts as a unique record of the region's multicultural heritage and the influence of Taos in American art. It contains more than 1,700 works of art along with an archive of some 17,000 photographs dating from the 19th century to the present. Ongoing exhibits include the Dorothy and Jack Brandenburg Gallery of work by the Taos Society of Artists and the Ellis-Clark Taos Moderns Gallery, with rotating displays of works from the 1920s through recent years by artists who worked in the region.
The Harwood Museum of Art's address is 238 Ledoux Street, Taos, New Mexico 87571. Its hours of operation are 10am to 5pm on Tuesday through Saturday and from noon till 5pm on Sundays. The cost of admission is $8 for adults and $7 for seniors and students.
Street parking can be found on Ledoux, and limited free parking is available off Ranchitos Street in the museum parking lot.