Robert L. Parsons Fine Art Gallery
is located on historic Bent Street, Taos New Mexico in the Ferdinand Maxwell House. The Maxwell home is one of the best examples of a true territorial style building remaining in Taos. Built in 1859 as a residence and merchantile store, it contains an inner courtyard with a large zaguan entry. The courtyard was a safe haven for the occupants during a time when the Ute Indians still made raids on the town. Built of thick adobe and finished with mud plaster, this building was once bought by artist Rebecca Salsbury James as a birthday present for her husband, and it is now owned by The Taos Historic Museums. The museum owners have kept it as close to original as possible with short doorways leading from room to room. The tall ten foot ceilings contain lumber from Taos' first sawmill . The ambiance created by this historic setting makes a fine home to the extensive collection of art, from the early Taos Art Colony, which it houses.
131 BENT STREET • TAOS, NEW
(575) 751 0159 • 800 613 5091 • FAX 575 758 8698