Director's Perspective

Another Incredible Year!

Another Incredible Year!

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.

Turquoise Tab Necklace Back on View

Turquoise Tab Necklace Back on View

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.

A Special Thank You

A Special Thank You
In 1956, Millicent Rogers' youngest son, Paul Peralta-Ramos saved his mother's vast collection of Native American jewelry, pottery, textiles, and other Southwest artworks from the auction block and used these rare and significant works to found one of the premier museums of Southwest art and culture in the nation.

Southwest Seminars Lecture

Southwest Seminars Lecture

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.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

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 Close Relationship with Taos Pueblo

A Close Relationship with Taos Pueblo
Since its founding in 1956, the Millicent Rogers Museum has maintained a close relationship with Taos Pueblo. Millicent Rogers' youngest son, Paul Peralta-Ramos, founded the museum in memory of his mother and established several practices in our bylaws that further honored his late mother's affection for the people, customs, and artistic traditions of Taos Pueblo.

Pieces of Mabel Dodge Luhan and Company

Pieces of Mabel Dodge Luhan and Company

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.