April 20, 2021 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Arthur Bell Auditorium

This state-of-the-art auditorium, part of the Harwood Museum of Art's 2010 building expansion, offers

  • 95 fixed seats
  • 30 moveable chairs
  • Projection capability for DVD or Blu-Ray
  • Ceiling-mounted high-definition video projector
  • Ceiling-mounted retractable screen with a 108 x 122" viewing area
  • Surround-sound system
  • Lectern with a P.A. system
  • Wireless P.A./microphone system 


The Arthur Bell Auditorium may be rented either before, during or after the Museum's public hours. Refreshments are allowed in the stage area, but not in the seating area.

Outdoor Area

This beautiful, terraced landscape area behind the Museum's main building features outdoor sculpture and is the perfect spot for an outdoor reception.  A large tent, tables and chairs are available.  The Outdoor Area must be rented in combination with either the Arthur Bell Auditorium or the downstairs galleries.  

The outdoor area may be rented before, during or after Museum hours so long as it is rented in combination with the Arthur Bell Auditorium.  It is not available during Museum hours when rented in combination with the downstairs galleries.


Rental Policies

Harwood Museum of Art space may not be rented for religious, political, or fundraising events.   

Because the Harwood Museum of Art is a museum facility, certain restrictions will apply when planning events. Not all events  or programs will be appropriate for the Museum.

Events may be scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, depending on the space requested.  Evening events scheduled for days that the Museum is open to the public may begin no earlier than 5:30 p.m. 

Renters and attendants to rental programing may not modify or deface the Museum facility in any way.  Banners, signage and other materials may not be posted either inside or outside the Museum (including on walls, woodwork, or display cabinets).  Renters may not modify room arrangements prior to the start of an event.  If a change is required, please consult with the Museum Programs Manager.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside or outside the Harwood Museum of Art.

Renter must demonstrate proof of insurance. 

Contact the Harwood Museum of Art at  programs@harwoodmuseum.org for pricing information, and to begin planning your event!