Mabel & Company Now a Book

Hot off the press! The Mabel Dodge Luhan and Company: American Moderns and the West book is now available. Beautifully designed with numerous color illustrations, the 220-page book reads like a work of fiction. Except that it’s not.

Between the covers, art historians Wanda M. Corn and MaLin Wilson-Powell introduce Mabel and discuss her impact on American modernism and culture. Americanist Lois Rudnick tackles the arts patroness as catalyst. And journalist Carmella Padilla scrutinizes Anglo patronage through the lens of Hispano art and culture.

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Karen Young Memorial Service, Mabel Dodge Luhan House

The family of Karen Sue Young cordially issues an invitation to attend an informal party on Saturday, March 26, 2016 (2:00-5:00 pm), honoring the life of their beloved sister, mother, grandmother, and aunt.

Family members will be on hand to share memories and photos in Karen’s Room in the new Yoga and Meditation Building, located just off the parking lot adjacent to the stairs leading up to the Mabel Dodge Luhan House.

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Mabel’s 2016 Big Birthday Tribute

This February 26th marks the 137th anniversary of Mabel’s birth. In past years the Mabel Dodge Luhan House has thrown her memorial dinners and hosted special events. This year she gets the biggest birthday party ever.

Opening in May at the Harwood Museum of Art, the Mabel and Company: American Modernism and the West exhibition examines art works created by the modernist movers and shakers who were Mabel’s guests in Taos. The landscape, the brilliant light, and the traditional lifeways of the Hispanic and Pueblo people made an indelible impression. In every case, these American luminaries found inspiration.

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Honoring Natalie Goldberg and Her Two Newly Released Books

Taos honors writer Natalie Goldberg this weekend. Friday afternoon, in recognition of her far-reaching influence on the creative arts in Taos, Mayor Dan Barrone will declare February 19 2016 “Natalie Goldberg Day.”

For the occasion Natalie will read from two of her newly released books. On Saturday the Mabel Dodge Luhan House will host two events sponsored by SOMOS (the Society of the Muse in the Southwest). In the morning long-standing writing students and friends will present stories and anecdotes on how Writing Down the Bones affected them. In the afternoon Natalie will teach a workshop (advance registration required).

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