The Millicent Rogers Museum has enjoyed yet another incredible year! In 2017, we hosted fourteen exhibits and events including successful fundraisers, such as our Miniatures Show and Sale, Turquoise Gala, and Fall Travel Program. We were awarded the Best Museum in Taos by the Taos News and are ranked as the best museum to visit in Taos on Trip Advisor.
Millicent Rogers' turquoise tab necklace is back on view at the museum. It was recently on loan to the Albuquerque Museum for a special exhibit on the family of Leekya Deyuse, the creator of this amazing piece.
On Monday, August 14th at 6 p.m., I will be giving a lecture as part of the Southwest Seminars series at the Hotel Santa Fe. My presentation will cover the history of trade between Mesoamerica and the Southwest and how these cross-cultural connections are evident in art from the prehistoric and historic periods.
Over the weekend, I visited Chaco Culture National Historical Park, which, like Taos Pueblo, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The majority of the site dates from 850-1250 and includes multiple ruined structures surrounding a small canyon.
A few weeks ago, the Harwood Museum returned pieces they had borrowed from our collection for their traveling Mabel Dodge Luhan and Company exhibit, and the return of these pieces is the inspiration for this blog post.