Taos Tuesdays: “Awakening in Taos” Documentary Screening


Writer and arts advocate Mabel Dodge Luhan, from the documentary “Awakening in Taos.”

This stunning film reveals the personal evolution of a woman 100 years ahead of her time. Mabel Dodge Luhan was a writer and advocate for the arts, women’s rights and Native American culture. In her late 30s she arrived at a small town in Northern New Mexico and embraced a Native culture in a way that seized the attention of the artistic and literary world.

Her unconventional marriage to Antonio Lujan, a Tiwa Indian from Taos Pueblo, created a revolutionary bridge between two cultures, putting Taos on the world map as a place of distinctive beauty and transformative spiritual power. Their home became a haven of inspiration and creativity for writers and artists such as D.H. Lawrence, Ansel Adams, Andrew Dasburg, John Marin, and Georgia O’Keeffe.

Included with museum admission; free to museum members.