Over her lifetime Standard Oil Company heiress, socialite and Taos émigré Millicent Rogers amassed one of the finest Southwestern arts and crafts collection anywhere—much to the benefit of the public who can now view this collection. Native and Pueblo jewelry, textiles, pottery, and katsinas, as well as Spanish Colonial santos, furniture, weavings, and other artifacts are also among the collection.
Rogers also explored her own creativity and began designing modern, geometric jewelry; her sketches and several silver pieces are also on display. Rogers was also famous for popularizing the Navajo-style broomstick skirt and turquoise-and-silver jewelry, which she wore for photo spreads in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Of course, several of the fashionista’s outfits are among the museum’s collection today.
Leave time to stop in the gift shop, which includes beautiful vintage jewelry and modern creations such as the scarves of Taos Pueblo fashion designer Patricia Michaels.