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Millicent Rogers Museum
PO Box A
Taos, NM 87571
Hours daily: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Fees: $6 adults, $5 seniors & students, $2 children,
$12 families, $5 per person for groups, members free.
A wealthy socialite, Millicent Rogers came to Taos in 1947. A passionate designer and stunning beauty, she was frequently featured in the pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Millicent Rogers collected Native American jewelry textiles, baskets, pottery and paintings which now form the core of the collection of the Museum bearing her name.
Today, the Museum collection also includes contemporary and traditional Hispanic and Native American art forms. On permanent display is the largest family collection of Maria Martinez black-on-black pottery. The Hispanic Gallery exhibits include traditional New Mexico religious figures, Spanish Colonial furniture, unique Dona Sebastiana death carts and Rio Grande weavings. Other exhibit areas include colorful Native American weavings, Zuni and Hopi Kachina dolls, traditional jewelry and prehistoric and contemporary Pueblo pottery and paintings. Changing exhibits include annual invitational shows of Hispanic and Native American artwork.
The Museum is housed in a traditional one-story adobe home, which was renovated and expanded under the supervision and design of Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill. A research library with a collection of about 3,000 books and pamphlets is open by appointment.
The Museum Shop sells Hispanic and Native American art and crafts. Exquisite reproductions of jewelry designed by Millicent Rogers and Museum reproductions of the silver collection are available for purchase.
Visit their web site at: www.millicentrogers.org
Visit the Museum Association of Taos web site at: taosmuseums.org
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