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Museum Update

2020 April 15

We hope that you are your loved ones are weathering this global crisis as well as possible, and that you are healthy and safe.  All of us have been affected in ways we could hardly have imagined just two months ago.  While the Museum is closed indefinitely, our dedicated staff continues working as best possible to keep us going so that we can emerge stronger, with new ways to offer you access to our Museum’s content and cultural mission through online channels.

 

The Millicent Rogers Museum Board of Directors has decided to reschedule the Museum’s traditional August fundraising event to next August 7, 2021 at El Monte Sagrado.  Our partner, Taos Onstage is happy to be joining us to present live mystery theater. While many factors were taken into consideration in making this decision, we will not elaborate, as you’re probably familiar with them already. 

 

Many of our event sponsors have generously gifted the Museum their sponsorship dollars to be used for operating expenses during this time when we have no income. We cannot tell those folks enough just how much we appreciate their generosity and support. With our doors closed, the Millicent Rogers Museum has no revenue from ticket sales. Like many other museums, the Millicent is experiencing steep financial losses. At this time, we are focused on safeguarding our two greatest assets— the priceless collection and a community of talented staff dedicated to our mission. Now, more than ever, a gift of any amount or an early renewal, will serve as your endorsement of the Millicent Rogers Museum. Thank you for your consideration. – The Millicent Rogers Museum staff and Board of Directors

Sharing and Celebrating the Arts and Cultures of the Southwest

Come face to face with the rich and diverse heritage of the American Southwest at the Millicent Rogers Museum in historic Taos, New Mexico

Whether your tastes range from prehistoric pottery to contemporary jewelry, the MRM is the place to experience all the cultures of the Southwest—and all under one roof. As you walk through our 20 galleries and exhibition spaces, you too will make your own discoveries about the heritage of the Hispanic, Native American and Anglo arts and cultures of the Southwest.

A special highlight of the museum is the magnificent turquoise jewelry collected and owned by 20th-century fashionista Millicent Rogers, for whom the museum is named. Among the many highlights from her collection is the famous "Tab Necklace," which she purchased for $5,000 in the 1940s.

Also not to be missed is the permanent exhibition of materials donated by the family of Maria Martinez, the famed San Ildefonso Pueblo potter. On a first-name basis with Presidents and First Ladies, Martinez was the foremost Native American potter of the 20th century. This collection is a must-see for those interested in the history of pueblo pottery making.

To visit the Millicent Rogers Museum is to see 2,000 years of Southwestern history.

With spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, the Millicent Rogers Museum is housed in a historic Southwestern hacienda. The building was generously given to the museum by the Anderson family of Taos. Over the years, this historic structure has been updated, upgraded, and renovated—and it includes a noteworthy addition by the famed New York architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Today’s visitors appreciate the wonderfully intimate spaces where every turn leads to yet more discoveries about the arts and cultures of the Southwest. With plenty of free parking and easy handicapped access, the museum is open and welcoming to all.

Millicent Rogers

Millicent was very passionate about both the Hispanic and Native American communities in New Mexico. While her tenure in Taos was brief, just a few short years, her impact on the community was tremendous.

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Store

The Millicent Rogers Museum has been selling authentic contemporary and vintage American Indian and Hispanic art for more than 30 years. Most items are purchased directly from the artists and we guarantee their authenticity.

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The Collections

One of the great strengths of the collection at the Museum is that it provides a wonderful introduction to the art and cultures of the Northern New Mexican region and the greater Southwest.

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Visit the Museum

Beautiful. Fascinating. A Place to Understand the History of New Mexico and the Southwest. These are just a few of the comments from our visitors about their visit to the Millicent Rogers Museum. 

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Taos Pueblo

The Millicent Rogers Museum highly recommends a visit to Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the national historic home of the Tiwa speaking Native Americans who captured the heart of Millicent. 

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