Girl Power! Find A Muse in Taos as the Town of Taos and Marsha Mason Launch Remarkable Women of Taos–A Yearlong Celebration of Creative, Exceptional Women

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Remarkable Women of Taos Yearlong Celebration of Creative, Independent Women Includes Numerous Museum Exhibitions, Gallery Openings, and Self-Guided Tours. Famed for drawing creative people to the high-desert of New Mexico, Taos continues to inspires many visitors seeking the arts, culture and great outdoor experiences.

Remarkable Woman of Taos Millicent Rogers

The Standard Oil heiress and Remarkable Woman of Taos, Millicent Rogers

What is most important to me is to have an adventuresome spirit, curiosity, and a willingness to face my fears and do what scares me. –Marsha Mason

Marsha Mason has it, and she’ll be there. Millicent Rogers had it. Agnes Martin had it. Beatrice Mandleman, Maria Martinez, and oh boy did Mable Dodge Luhan have it. They had oodles of creativity inspired by the high mountain town of Taos with all of its artistic juju. They were independent and adventurous and the remarkable women of Taos remain this way today. Now is a great time to visit, find your own Taos muse, and experience the magic.

On March 22, 2012 actor Marsha Mason will launch Taos, New Mexico’s yearlong Remarkable Women of Taos program at the Harwood Museum in Taos. Remarkable Women focuses on exploring, celebrating and experiencing the exceptional and adventurous women who have been drawn to the freedom and beauty of Taos for decades, particularly artists.

With self-guided tours created for each season available here, you can experience this community-wide celebration of the transformative Taos mystique with behind-the-scenes art tours and a host of gallery and museum exhibitions. The many exhibitions feature an impressive list of remarkable women such as the Taos Modernist Beatrice Mandelman, arts patron and salon hostess Mabel Dodge Luhan, the drop-dead gorgeous high society model, designer and Standard Oil heiress Millicent Rogers, and renowned San Ildefonso Pueblo potter Maria Martinez.

Museums, galleries and institutions with events relating to the 2012 Remarkable Women of Taos & Northern New Mexico include: the University of New Mexico Harwood Museum of Art, the Millicent Rogers Museum, the E.L. Blumenschein Home, Hacienda de los Martinez, Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Mesa’s Edge, RANE Gallery, the Parks Gallery, Taos Institute of Glass Arts (TIGA), the Red Willow Market at Taos Pubelo (a UNESCO living world heritage cultural site and National Historic Landmark) and more.

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS HONORING THE REMARKABLE WOMEN OF TAOS: For a full listing and description of each exhibition, visit

Harwood Museum of Art
Agnes Martin: Before the Grid
February 25 – June 17, 2012

Beatrice Mandelman: Centennial
July 7 – October 14, 2012

Millicent Rogers Museum
Millicent Rogers: The Power to Create, Collect, and Inspire
All of 2012

Maria Martinez: Matriarch of San Ildefonso
January through December, 2012

Millicent Rogers & Her Circle
May 12th – September 2, 2012

Unknown Was A Woman
April – December, 2012

E.L. Blumenschein Home
Out of the Background – The Women Artists of Early Taos
February 10 – May 18, 2012

Barbara Sayre Harmon – Magic and Mystery
September 23 – February 3, 2013

Hacienda de los Martinez
Cultural Threads – Nellie Dunton and the Colcha Revival in New Mexico
June 15 – January 6, 2013

Mabel Dodge Luhan House
Meetings With Remarkable Women
June 1 – 3, 2012

Taos Institute of Glass Arts
The Remarkable Women of Glass Exhibition
Sept 15-October 7, 2012

Remarkable Women of Taos on the Taos Channel.

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Joanie Griffin (505) 261-4444, jgriffin(at)griffinassoc(dot)com
Jennifer L. Hobson (505) 603-8643, jennifer(at)jlhmedia(dot)com

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