Courses

Taos Cultural Institute

Current Course Offerings

Courses for 2015 will be announced soon!

2014 Courses

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

Presidents, Wars and Western Democracy
The “West” has done more than just shape our presidents. It also has shaped the nation’s wars, and in turn altered the very fabric of our democracy. Read more...

A Charismatic but Ruthless Force of Nature
Every year, thousands of tourists enjoy the eruption at Kilauea in Hawaii with little understanding of the speed and scale with which volcanic disasters can unfold, burying cities and obliterating civilizations. Read more...

A Poetic Retreat
People can be intimidated by poetry, but they have nothing to fear. When approached in the right spirit and frame of mind, and with the right instructor, poetry can speak comfort and inspiration to your very soul. Read more...

The Call of the West
New Mexico continues to attract outsiders who are lured by the state’s impossibly blue skies, stunning landscapes and culturally rich indigenous peoples. Read more...

Fore! Tee Time with the First Lady of Golf
Take a swing at improving your golf skills in the august company of Kathy Whitworth, the golf legend with the most wins in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), amidst the spectacular desert scenery of the Taos Country Club. Read more...

Unearthing the Past
Dig deep into archaeology through ongoing archaeological investigations at Fort Burgwin and Pot Creek Pueblo. Located at SMU-in-Taos, Pot Creek is the largest prehistoric adobe pueblo north of Santa Fe. Read more...

From Petroglyphs to Pottery: The Captivating Treasures of Taos
There are few places in the world like Taos, where the collision of art, archaeology, history, food and wine creates a unique cultural canvas that excites the senses, engages the intellect and elevates the human experience. Read more...