6.18.2016

MABEL DODGE LUHAN & COMPANY: AMERICAN MODERNS AND THE WEST


THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART





This complex, sophisticated, legendary woman quite literally put Taos, New Mexico on the national and international map by influencing  the avant-garde  of the  art world to experience the physical and cultural delights of Northern New Mexico.

Here they found inspiration for their work and from 1918-1948 Taos was dubbed PARIS WEST. The extraordinary exhibit at the HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART showcases 150 works of art and ephemera produced by artists who came to Taos at Mabel's behest, and visually explores the impact that Mabel Dodge Luhan had on 20th Century Modernism.  

ENJOY THE VISUAL TOUR...


Mabel and son...






This is a beautifully-curated and organized exhibit, which took six years to bring to fruition. Handsome signage guides you through Mabel's cultural journeys.  Presented chronologically, you can follow her transition from 19th century Victoriana to American Modernity in the Southwest.  


(note: the images I'm presenting below are not in chronological order)











Charming quotes pepper the walls of the exhibit...























THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART
TAOS, NEW MEXICO

MABEL DODGE LUHAN & COMPANY

Through September 11, 2016

Curated by the dynamic scholarly team of
 MaLin Wilson-Powell and Dr. Lois Rudnick


If you miss the exhibit in Taos, it will be travelling to Albuquerque...

The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, New Mexico
October 29, 2016 to January 22, 2017


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