Because of national and State of New Mexico recommendations in response to the COVID-19
pandemic,Doel Reed Center in Taos Leisure Learning classes and Academic Credit courses scheduled for Summer 2020 and Fall Leisure Learning classes are cancelled. The center anticipates a return to Taos for its Summer 2021 Leisure Learning classes
and Academic Credit courses.
The Center isoffering aseries of online talks and discussions in September and October starting with a 3-lecture
series on Doel Reed, focusing on hislife and work.
The Doel Reed Center in Taos is an educational site that extends Oklahoma State University's
reach to culturally rich northern New Mexico. Located in the former home and studio
of Doel Reed, a noted print-maker and founding chair of OSU's art department, the Center is a
hub for creativity in teaching, research and outreach. Donated to OSU by Martha Reed, Doel's daughter, the Center is fulfilling her vision of a thriving educational community
that is befitting of her father's work and legacy.
OSU invites you to participate in Leisure Learning classes, designed by expert instructors
for inquiring adults. You'll explore the art, culture and recreational experiences
that multi-cultural northern New Mexico has to offer.
As Leisure Learning classes scheduled for Summer 2020 were cancelled due to COVID-19
pandemic, the center anticipates a return to Taos for its Summer 2021 Leisure Learning classes.
The academic courses are offered in the summer and they cover topics from OSU’s Department
of English; Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History; Department of Design,
Housing, and Merchandising, and various other disciplines.
Thanks to generous support from Jim Vallion and Jim & Linda Burke, the Doel Reed
Center hosts an annual Visiting Artist and Scholar program. The Smelser-Vallion Visiting
Artist and the Jim and Linda Burke Visiting Scholar are chosen from a national pool
of applicants for two to four week summer residencies at the center in Taos. During
the residency, they produce original works, interact with OSU students, and present
workshops and talks in Taos. Later, they give talks and workshops on campus in Stillwater.
Meet the Artists and Scholars
We continue to explore ways to stay in contact with our supporters and friends virtually. We
anticipate offering a series of online talks and discussions in September and October
starting with a 3-lecture series on Doel Reed, focusing on his life and work.
"Doel Reed, Regionalist Painter and Printmaker" by Rebecca Brienen Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 4:30 - 5:30 CST
"Doel Reed: Hispanic Influences and Resonances" by Ed Walkiewicz Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 4:30 - 5:30 CST
"Et in Arcadia Ego: Doel Reed and the Spanish Villages of Northern New Mexico" by Mark White
Please consider partnering with us to sustain Martha Reed's vision at the Doel Reed Center in Taos. Gifts ensure the availability of innovative programming
and help OSU to protect, maintain, and expand the use of the property.