New Mexico is home to a vibrant art community, ranging from prominent museums to hundreds of smaller galleries. Our trip offers unique private tours of the best museums and tailored recommendations for some of the most unique (and sometimes hidden!) galleries in the area.
Our goal is to identify the most fascinating and unique exhibits and ensure that you are given an unparalleled and in-depth experience of the Santa Fe and Taos art landscapes.
Art Highlights in New Mexico
Georgia O’Keeffe Home & Studio
Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1998, the Georgia O’Keeffe Home & Studio, located in the town of Abiquiu outside of Santa Fe, is one of the most important artistic sites in the southwestern United States. The Abiquiu house, garden, and surrounding views were a great source of inspiration to Georgia O’Keeffe. It is a property that she put much time and love into, making it “a house of her own.” The Abiquiu Home and Studio offers a special look into the life of one of America’s greatest artists. It offers viewers a chance to see the home, which was her vision. Throughout the property one can see and feel the time and love O’Keeffe dedicated to this special property in a very special town, Abiquiu.
New Mexico Museum of Art
The New Mexico Museum of Art is the oldest art museum in the state of New Mexico. The building itself is an example of Pueblo Revival Style architecture and one of Santa Fe’s best-known representations of the synthesis of Native American and Spanish Colonial design styles. The museum’s art collection includes over 20,000 paintings, photographs, sculptures, prints, drawings, and mixed-media works. Notable artists in the collection include Ansel Adams, Gustave Baumann, Georgia O’Keeffe, Fritz Scholder, T.C. Cannon, Bruce Nauman, Luis Jimenez, Maria Martinez, members of the Ashcan School, Los Cinco Pintores Transcendental Painting Group, and the Taos Society of Artists.
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum offers insight not only into the artist’s paintings, but also her creative process and the light and landscape that inspired her. The Museum’s collections of over 3,000 works comprises 140 O’Keeffe oil paintings, nearly 700 drawings, and hundreds of additional works dating from 1901 to 1984, the year failing eyesight forced O’Keeffe into retirement.
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA)
The Institute of American Indian Arts Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of contemporary Native art, history and culture through preservation, collection and acquisition, preservation, and interpretation. MoCNA is recognized as the preeminent organizer of exhibitions devoted exclusively to the display of dynamic and diverse arts practices representative of Native North America.