here at donabe,
we hope to enhance the experience of our patrons by combining food, art, history, and ambiance.
current extended exhibit
show title: kabukimono: works in fused glass
artist: michael “jojo” miro
excerpt from the artist:
what is fused glass?
glass fusing is the process by which different forms and colors of glass are bonded through heat in a glass kiln. glass fusing, also known as kiln–formed glass, is one of the most commonly used techniques in the world of glass manipulation and artistry. It represents a technological revolution in modern studio art. The possibilities for glass…
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miro’s work at donabe is available for purchase. please contact the gallery directly for pricing.
james gerkin, donabe art gallery director – (303) 619-3891
the donabe restaurant and gallery is proudly located inside the historic home of arthur manby in downtown taos, nm. the manby hacienda boasts a staggering 19 rooms with 9 original fireplaces, and was originally built by arthur manby himself in 1907.
the home and gardens have been beautifully preserved by the taos center for the arts (tca). at the heart of serving the taos community, the tca offers avant-garde movies, locally produced plays, performances, and lecture series in its auditorium. the tca’s stables gallery on the property helped to launch the taos modern arts movement in the 1950’s, and once housed manby’s own horses.
manby’s death remains an unsolved mystery after he was discovered beheaded within its walls in 1929.
“a history of the manby house” by mary hunzicker dunn
“to possess the land” by frank waters (a famous taos author)
“headless in taos: a dark fated tale of arthur rochford manby” by james s. peters