Mabel Dodge Luhan – New Era, New Blog

In February 2015 the Mabel Dodge Luhan House website got a new look. In April new staff came on board. Julie Keefe, General Manager, and I, in the newly created Community Engagement position, agreed to co-host a new blog. Julie will cover the day-to-day happenings at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House. I’m charged with Mabel. That may sound simple but is actually as complex as the woman herself.

Who was Mabel Dodge Luhan? She was one of the early 20th century’s most significant and under-recognized cultural figures. And she’s about to get her due. She is key to Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and The West, a travelling exhibition that opens in Taos at the Harwood Museum of Art in May 2016. The exhibition shows Mabel’s long reach. She was a “political, social and cultural visionary, salon hostess, and collector of genius in almost every field of modern endeavor.”

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