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Taos Cultural Institute: July 16 - 19, 2015

Taos Cultural Institute

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2015 Courses

The Secret City: Los Alamos and the Atomic Age
A favorite of first-time participants and returning attendees. It once was reported that there were two great loves in J. Robert Oppenheimer’s life: physics and New Mexico. Read more...

Presidential Partnerships
No man is an island, and neither is a president. Throughout American history the fate of presidential administrations and, in turn, the fate of the nation have been determined not only by the men who have to date held the most powerful office in the land, but also by those whom they have as partners in their lives, their governments and the world. Read more...

Cook, Eat, Laugh and Learn at Mediterranean Ports of Call
Embark on a gastronomic tour of Greece and Turkey, two of the world’s most popular travel destinations, with James Beard-recognized chef Chris Maher. Read more...

Georgia O’Keeffe and the Rich Artistic Tapestry of Taos
This introduction to the rich and diverse tradition of painting in Taos by Randall C. Griffin, a professor of art history at SMU, will offer a fresh consideration of the works of Georgia O’Keeffe and other Taos artists. Read more...

Taos: Color in Landscape
Focus on the enchantment of color in Taos with SMU Professor of Art and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Mary Vernon and acclaimed Dallas painter and instructor Gail Norfleet as they share their expertise in color and structure. Read more...

Cultural Connections in New Mexico and the Southwest
Nowhere in the United States have the cultures and aspirations of three major population groups – Indians, Mexicans and Anglo Americans – converged in episodes of bitter contestation as well as peaceful coexistence, forging one of the most culturally rich regions of the country. Read more...

Fly-Fishing in the Land of Enchantment
Experience uniquely crafted fly-fishing trips in and around Taos, including a day of fishing with the well-trained staff of The Solitary Angler on the Little Rio Grande, where it flows through the SMU-in-Taos campus. Read more...