Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hi! Welcome to the new Director's Blog. I have been on the job for just over two months, and we have been keeping very busy around here. We started off with the 14th Annual Miniature Show and Sale, which is always a favorite event at the museum.  After that, we opened two shows highlighting our mission to share and celebrate the arts and cultures of the Southwest: Millicent as Visionary and The Supernaturals: Contemporary Katsinas from the Collection.  The Taos Arts and Culture Consortium's theme for this year is Taos Visionaries, and our Millicent as Visionary exhibit focuses on the parallels between her vision as a collector, designer, and advocate for the traditional arts of the Southwest and the mission of the Millicent Rogers Museum.  We have been continuing her legacy now for 60 years, and are celebrating the anniversary of the museum's founding by showcasing some real treasures from our permanent collection.  My favorite part of this exhibit is the pairing of a photograph of Millicent Rogers dying velvet in her kitchen with a watercolor painting by Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal).  You can see the painting hanging on the wall behind Millicent in this photograph.

Last weekend, we hosted the 4th Annual Taos Pueblo Artists Winter Showcase, and saw big crowds, particularly for the raffle. Next up, we are working hard to install the Storytellers: Teaching Heritage through Song and Story exhibit, which will open Saturday, March 19th.  The opening will be accompanied by a free children's story time at 1 p.m. featuring bilingual readings from children's books that focus on the artistic traditions of northern New Mexico.  Visit our website or call (575) 758-2462 for more info.  See you this Saturday!

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