October 2016 Newsletter
Letter from the Director
October has arrived, and the fall colors and distant views of Taos mountain truly make the lovely drive to the Millicent Rogers Museum even more enjoyable.  Last month, our "On the Trail of the Anasazi" travelers returned from their trek throughout the Ancestral Pueblo Southwest.  We posted lots of pictures of their adventures at Chaco Canyon, Aztec Ruins, Hovenweep, Mesa Verde, and other stops along the way on our Facebook page if you would like to see how much they enjoyed the experience.  Their trip began with a presentation on the turquoise, cacao, and macaw trade between the Southwest and central Mexico by yours truly, and I will be giving another presentation for our "On the Trail of the Hopi, Oct. 15-21" travelers next week.  The Hopi trip is completely full, but it never hurts to check on any last minute cancellations.  Please call our store manager and trip coordinator, Nancy Colvert, at (575)758-4316 with any questions, and be sure to stay tuned for our upcoming announcement for next year's travel program.  Our annual Fall for Antiques Show and Sale is this weekend, and I will be presenting a lecture on Saturday, October 8th at 2 p.m. on historic Pueblo pottery from the MRM's collections vault (a sneak peek at what will be included is pictured above).  More information about the Antiques Show and all of our current exhibits and events can be found in our newsletter below.  You can also learn more about the museum by reading our blog.  Thanks for supporting the MRM and I'll see you at the museum (and hopefully this weekend!).
Upcoming Events, New Openings,
and Ongoing Exhibits
Fall for Antiques
Show & Sale
October 7, 8, and 9, 2016

Friday, October 7th
  • Preview Reception from     5:30-  8:00 p.m.
  • General Tickets are $25 
  • Member Tickets are $20
  • Ticket holders receive admission for the whole weekend
  • Note that the museum will be closed during the day on Friday, October 7th for the antiques show installation and the ​Crossing Paths beadwork show will be off exhibit for the whole weekend.

Saturday, October 8th
  • Museum open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • General admission unless a Preview Reception ticket has been purchased
  • Lecture by MRM Executive Director Caroline Jean Fernald on historic Pueblo pottery at 2 p.m. included with admission

Sunday, October 9th
  • Museum open from Noon to 5 p.m.
  • The MRM Store will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • General admission unless a Preview Reception ticket has been purchased

See our website for more information or call (575) 758-2462.
Crossing Paths:
Beadwork from the Millicent Rogers                                 Museum and E. Irving Couse Collections 
Galleries 9 & 10

Crossing Paths: Beadwork from the Millicent Rogers Museum and the E. Irving Couse Collection focuses on the history of beadwork in northern New Mexico--an art form not typically associated with the Southwest.  Finely crafted beaded works that were collected by Millicent Rogers’ youngest son and the founder of the MRM, Paul Peralta-Ramos, are paired with items collected by the painter and first president of the Taos Society of Artists, E. Irving Couse. Crossing Paths examines the history of how this art form made its way into northern New Mexico through trade connections with the north and the cultural interconnectivity that has since ensued.  

This exhibit will be on view from September 1 to January 31, 2017, and will be temporarily off exhibit during the installation of the Fall for Antiques Show and Sale.  Visit our website for more information or see our blog.

Visit our event calendar for more information.
Please note that all of our special exhibits will be partially off exhibit during the installation of the Fall for Antiques Show and Sale.
New Items in the MRM Store!
The Millicent Rogers Museum Store is one of the best places in Taos and online to purchase authentic vintage and contemporary Southwestern art, jewelry, books, clothing, and accessories.  We are very excited to announce that we have recently added new necklace pendants and earrings designed by Millicent herself!  Acclaimed jeweler David Anderson recreated these gorgeous pieces using Millicent's original molds and hand-drawn designs.  We feature many examples of her work in our jewelry galleries, and now you can own a piece of her signature style.  In addition to being a very talented and detail-oriented jeweler, David is also the grandson of Claude and Elizabeth Anderson, close friends of Millicent Rogers who donated their home to the museum in the 1960s.  We feature photographs of the original Anderson home throughout the museum, and Millicent's initials are carved into the frame of what was once the home's main entrance. We are honored that the Anderson family continues to be a part of the museum and Millicent's legacy!    
Members receive a 10% discount!
Help the MRM Continue to be the
Best Museum in Taos!
The Millicent Rogers Museum was founded 60 years ago by Millicent Rogers' son Paul Peralta-Ramos to honor his mother and showcase her extraordinary collection of Southwest art. The museum was established as a non-profit cultural institution and has grown and thrived with the help of friends like you. Through your support, we have recently been awarded the Best Museum in Taos for the third year in a row!  In order to continue to care for our fabulous collection and contribute to the local Taos community, we rely on dedicated staff, volunteers, donors, and supporters, such as yourself.  
Here are some ways you can help:
As always, we are grateful for your support!
Spotlight on Our Volunteers!
This month, we would like to extend a huge thank you to Kathy and Dennis Tyree.  Both Kathy and Dennis have been instrumental in the planning and preparation for this weekend's Fall for Antiques Show and Sale.  Kathy also volunteers at our admissions desk, helps out in the MRM Store, and has done everything from painting walls for a new exhibition to washing wine glasses for special events.  She is originally from Kansas City, Missouri and relocated to Taos in 2002 after Dennis retired from his career as a human resources director.  Kathy's background is in education and taught math to junior high and high school students.  As a dedicated volunteer at the MRM, she finds it very satisfying and fulfilling and loves the flexibility of just coming in whenever she's needed.  Some of her favorite things about the museum are our special exhibits and events and the opportunities that they provide to meet people visiting the show from such varied backgrounds, parts of the country, and the world.  In addition to serving as the Antiques Show committee chair for the past four years, Dennis is also on the museum's board of trustees.  He says that he has always been fascinated by the Southwest and values the museum's mission to educate our visitors about the history of the region through its varied and unique art forms. According to Dennis, the Antiques Show is always an exciting time to be at the museum because it's a fun event in an energetic environment.  Like all of us at the MRM, Kathy and Dennis are really looking forward to meeting the vendors at the Fall for Antiques Show and Sale and seeing how they completely transform the museum's galleries with their beautiful work. In fact, the dealers primarily specialize in early Spanish and American Indian art and antiques, and similar works that can be found in the MRM's permanent collection will be available for purchase in a range of prices. This event is definitely not your typical antiques show, and we cannot thank Kathy and Dennis enough for the donation of their time. If you would like to join our amazing team of volunteers, please email our curator and volunteer coordinator, Carmela Quinto, at carmelaquinto@millicentrogers.org.
PO Box 1210, 1504 Millicent Rogers Road, Taos, NM 87571