Mabel & Company in Buffalo: Exhibition Finale, New Connections

by Elizabeth Cunningham   Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West is currently in Mabel’s hometown. The exhibition, hosted by the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State in Buffalo, New York, runs March 10 through May 28, 2017. STORY OF AN EXHIBITION: Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company tells the story […]

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Mabel Dodge Luhan, Remarkable Women of Taos: Websites New and Redux

March 2017 marked both the completion and this announcement of the WomenofTaos.org archival website – an independent resurrection of the original Remarkable Women of Taos 2012 website. In tandem, the old Mabel Dodge Luhan and the Remarkable Women of Taos (2010-2012) blog–archived on this website–makes its renewed debut.

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Mabel’s 138th Birthday: Reflections and New Insights

This year marks the 138th anniversary of Mabel’s birth on February 26, 1879. Interestingly, the Mabel Dodge Luhan House has celebrated her birthday on special occasions since 1979. That year then owners George and Kitty Otero threw her a centennial party. Advertised in The Taos News, the event was listed under “Banish Winter Blues.” In the 1990s, Mabel House management continued the tradition with occasional lively dinner parties.

More recently two salons honored Mabel…

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Chef Sophia Vigil: Working Magic in the Tradition of Mabel Dodge Luhan

This past week I had the pleasure of interviewing our new chef, Sophia Vigil. The aroma of cooking and baking filled the kitchen. It reminded me of a guest’s remark, “It smells like home.” Mabel considered the kitchen the nicest room in the house. It’s the heart of the house, now managed by Sophia.

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