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Ernest L. Blumenschein House
photo by Elmo Baca
Ernest L. Blumeschein was among the first professional artists to discover the many charms of Taos in 1898. According to legend, Blumenschein and artist friend Bert Phillips supply wagon broke down on the outskirts of Taos, and they found the adobe village by chance. They remained for decades and founded the Taos Society of Artists, one of Americas earliest arts colonies. Inside his house on Ledoux Street, Blumenschein built a large studio and several bedrooms for his family and guests. The interiors are well preserved and display the artistic curiosity and eclecticism that were part of the cultural zeitgeist at the early Twentieth Century. The Blumenschein house is open as a house museum and interprets the formative years of the Taos Arts Colony.
222 Ledoux Street | Taos, NM 87571 | 575-758-0505
mon: 10am - 5pm | tue: 10am - 5pm | wed: 10am - 5pm | thu: 10am - 5pm | fri: 10am - 5pm | sat: 10am - 5pm | sun: Noon - 5pm