The second oldest museum in New Mexico, the Harwood Museum of Art tells the story of the town’s rise as an art colony. The story begins with a fateful 1898 accident, when Ernest Blumenschein broke a wagon wheel that left him and his college, Bert Phillips, stranded in near town. The duo went on to found the Taos Society of Artists, which formalized the town’s artistic leanings and has since that time. You’ll find the works of modern Taos painters well represented here, too, especially the works of abstractionist and longtime resident Agnes Martin. The serene Agnes Martin Gallery has become a gathering place for local yogis, with a class offered here once a week. The Arthur Bell Auditorium also hosts local speakers and the Taos Chamber Music Group’s classical season, which runs May through September.