This is a museum-wide exhibition of art by women from the collections of the Harwood Museum of Art. The artists in Work by Women are pioneers. They are stewards of the living legacy of Taos Arts, described by Harwood director Richard Tobin as “a complex narrative shaped over centuries by the confluence of Native American, Hispano and Anglo cultures against the towering landscape of Taos.”
As curators of this exhibition, we have selected rarely shown works by women from the museum collection. We believe it is past time to celebrate these women artists who share a maverick desire to express their personal visions in Taos. It is time to look at the work of these artists through the lens of the “silence breakers” era. It is time to recognize that women in Taos have been speaking their truths for decades — in paint, on film, glass and stone.
-Judith Kendall and Janet Webb, guest curators
For more information visit The Harwood Museum website.