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Taos Art Museum, Taos

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The Taos Art Museum is an art museum located in Taos, New Mexico in the Nicolai Fechin House. This was the home of Russian artist Nicolai Fechin, his wife Alexandra, and daughter Eya. The museum's primary aims are to improve awareness of the works and patronage of Taos artists and to nurture local artistic development. Many of the works of the Taos Society of Artists are held by museums outside of New Mexico, leading them to work to "Bring Taos art back to Taos."
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  • A very interesting experience. Nicolai Fechin was an amazing artist and wood carver. The woodwork he did in his Taos home was simply beautiful. The receptionist was very polite and informative. Did... 
    A very interesting experience. Nicolai Fechin was an amazing artist and wood carver. The woodwork he did in his Taos home was simply beautiful. The receptionist was very polite and informative. Did...  more »
  • I really didn’t know what to expect of this museum, but was delighted to learn about an artist I didn’t know and to see a lovely, historic adobe home. Nicolai Fechin, a Russian American artist... 
    I really didn’t know what to expect of this museum, but was delighted to learn about an artist I didn’t know and to see a lovely, historic adobe home. Nicolai Fechin, a Russian American artist...  more »
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  • How wonderful to have this gallery in Fechin's home. The house is a work of art in itself. They've done a great job of describing each room and the artist/homeowners handmade contribution. So glad to have visited here. Ample parking also.
  • The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, is a small art museum housed in the extraordinary former home of artist Nicolai Fechin (pronounced "fay-shin"), his wife Alexandra and daughter Eya. In 1979, the building was placed on the the list of National Registry of Historic American Homes, and New Mexico Registered Cultural Properties. --- Nicolai Fechin (1881-1955) and his family immigrated from Russia to New York in 1923. They visited Taos in 1926, and bought a house there a year later. They settled in 1928 and lived in their new home until they decided to completely remodel and expand it in Mission Revival style. For the next five years, they lived in adjacent to the house in the artist's studio that now serves a the gift store and meeting room. --- Fechin carefully planned every detail of his home. He hired two masons to make all of the stucco walls. Fechin himself tirelessly adzed every piece of wood and beam to give it an undulating surface, then stained and polished them. He also designed, carved decorations, and built every door, lamp, and piece of furniture. By 1933, the home was mostly finished. The completed home is masterpiece of its kind, and worth a visit alone for anyone interested in architecture, craft, and design. --- The Taos Art Museum shows paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Nicolai Fechin - who was especially noted for his vivid portraits, landscapes, and still lifes - and works by the Taos Society of Artists (1915 to ca. 1950), founded by a group of six Romantic Western genre painters, in periodically changing exhibitions.

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