It’s no secret that Taos has a rich and diverse history a place where culture and artistic endeavors flourish. Whether it be visual art, music, literary arts, film or something a bit different, Taos has a lot to offer those who enjoy the creative process or seeing it in action.
And with a rich heritage that begins with Taos Pueblo, Taos is absolutely flush with culture. With as many high-quality museums as most cities, and quirky characters all around, Taos is as interesting as a small town can be.
That’s why we tried to capture the artistic and cultural spirit with a series of articles that touch on the on our various artistic traditions. We take you to Lama to visit the D.H. Lawrence Ranch (page 38) and we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Taos Society of Artists (page 46). We step more directly into the modern age with the film locations of Taos (page 42) and a story about the next generation of Taos artists (page 58).
Of course, Taos is also a great music town, and we’ve got a full summer schedule of events for you on page 74. While you’re at these events, you might notice some policemen on bicycles: we even tell you what that’s all about on page 70.
And of course, you’re gonna need to get around from gallery to museum and venue to event, so we’ve collected some of the most useful shortcuts (page 64).
If you don’t fully buy into Taos’ reputation as a world-class arts destination, just stick around a few more days. Let the experience sink in and let the light remind you why you’re here.
- D.H. Lawrence Ranch a Literary Landmark, by Joan Livingston
- A Cinematic Landscape by Andrew Oxford
- One Hundred Years of Light, by Yvonne Pesquera
- The Many and Varied Museums of Taos
- Taos Artists: The Next Generation by Yvonne Pesquera
- Taking the Backroads by Mel A. James
- Cops on Bikes, by Yvonne Pesquera
- 2015 Music Festivals & Concerts
— Andy Jones, special sections editor