Throughout autumn 2015 the art of printmaking in Taos will be on view in multiple museums, arts centers, and private galleries for an amazing total of 12 sites. This set of exhibitions will mark the first time so large a themed show has been staged in Taos, the result of an unprecedented and successful collaboration among arts organizations around town. (Visit our calendar for details on openings and how long each part of the exhibition runs).
On our museums and galleries pages will find many of the exhibit sites centrally located and easily reached on your autumn stroll through Taos. When you enter some of the museums you will find yourself in spaces that were the homes and studios of prominent early artists — all of which contributes to a feeling of stepping back in time. In these beautiful, historic places you will find a range of prints that started 150 years ago and moves right up to contemporary works selected by a prominent national jury for Pressing Through Time.
For those interested in different printmaking techniques, there will be examples of many different processes for creating images on paper rolled through a specially designed press. You will also find a range of styles, from representational and modernist to contemporary art — some rendered in black and white, with other pieces in brilliant color. The private galleries on the list below will show prints from their stable of living artists or from their inventory of historic work, all of which will be available for purchase.
The museums and art centers featuring prints made around Taos in earlier periods (19th and 20th C.) are: The Doel Reed Center for the Arts, The Harwood Museum of Art, The Millicent Rogers Museum, The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, The Taos Historic Museums/E. L. Blumenschein House. Contemporary prints selected by a jury (see Call for Entries) will be exhibited at the Taos Center for the Arts Encore Gallery and in the Fechin Studio at the Taos Art Museum.