Many tourists wonder how Taos has become such a mecca for artists. Find out with a visit to the E.L. Blumenschein Home & Museum. Located on historic Ledoux Street near the Plaza, this sprawling structure was where cultural changemaker and artist, E.L. Blumenschein, wife and award-winning artist Mary Greene Blumenschein, and their family resided.
Originally from Missouri, E.L. Blumenschein arrived in Taos after a fluke accident involving a broken surrey wheel and an epic trek through the mountains, and never truly left. A number of years later, after purchasing property and meeting Mary, Blumenschein and fellow artists would found the Taos Society of Artists, an organization that catapulted Taos out of anonymity and into a reputation of being a sophisticated and significant American art colony.
The E.L. Blumenschein Home & Museum has been extremely well preserved, with all of the original interiors and furnishings still intact, as well as many paintings by Taos Society of Artists members. Visit Monday through Saturday from 10am-5pm, and Sunday from 12-5pm with admission prices ranging from $6-7 for adults, and free to children 12 and under & $5 for teens.
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