May through September 2009 Taos celebrates the 40th anniversary of Easy Rider. Dennis Hopper, director and co-star of the film and oft-resident of Taos, New Mexico, participates with two exhibits at The Harwood Museum of Art. A summer full of events, art, film, and music are slated. Ride away to Taos and flash back to a freer time. Find peace and love (and a little fun) in Taos this summer. And be sure to enter your name in the Summer of Love Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $4,000 trip to Taos.


Summer of Love Events Schedule:

Throughout June – September 20
Dennis Hopper: “Silver Gelatin Prints: Selected Portraits of Artists and Paintings,” Joyce and Sherman Scott Gallery of Late 20th Century Art, at Harwood Museum of Art. Focuses on photographs demonstrating Hopper’s rich narrative ability with a single-lens reflex camera. The silver gelatin prints included in this exhibition are portraits that serve to demonstrate a convincing love – not only of Hopper’s craft – but also of the artists he has photographed.

Throughout June – September 20
“Hopper Curates: Larry Bell, Ron Cooper, Ronald Davis, Ken Price and Robert Dean Stockwell” at Harwood Museum of Art. Includes the work of five artists who by way of Los Angeles came to make Taos their home.

June 5 -7
Red River Classic Car Show, Brandenburg Park, Red River

June 5 – July 1
“Summer of Love” Open House Reception at the Taos Gallery. Group exhibit featuring new work by all gallery artists. Visit

June 7-31
A Photographic “trip” through the Sixties and Seventies, Starr Interiors, 117 Paseo del Pueblo Norte: Chronicler of the counter culture in Taos and other areas, photographer Paul Dembski will be present at the artist’s reception June 7, 3-5 p.m. Admission free. Call 1-800-748-1756

June 13
San Antonio Feast Day, Taos Pueblo

June 20 - 21
Fine Art & Wine Festival, Brandenburg Park, Red River

June 20 - July 4
Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, 119 A Kit Carson Road, presents” A Lunar Experience:” New works by Marvin Moon. Meet the artist June 20, 5-7 pm. Call 575-758-3255 or visit

June 21- August 6
Taos School of Music Chamber Music Festival, TCA in Taos and Hotel St. Bernard in Taos Ski Valley: Devoted to the study and performance of chamber music.

June 22
Full Moon Hike to Williams Lake, Taos Ski Valley

June 24
San Juan Feast Day, Taos Pueblo plaza

June 26 - 28
Taos Solar Music Festival, Kit Carson Park: Great music and interactive alternative energy displays in Taos, “The Solar Capital of the World.”

June 27 – 28
Annual Rodeo de Taos, Taos Rodeo Grounds

June 27, 2009-June 25, 2010
40th Anniversary Year Celebration: Total Arts Gallery is proud to announce its 40th anniversary year celebration. The opening reception is June 27, 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Call 575-758-4667, write or visit


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