One of the things my husband and I like to do when we visit Taos, N.M. is go to the Millicent Rogers Museum, which is filled with Southwestern artistry, including one of my personal favorite types of art work – religious icons.
The museum also features Navajo and Hispanic weavings; Apache basketry; pottery that dates from prehistoric times to the present; a large collection of pottery by Mary Martinez, a famous potter from San Ildefonso Pueblo; a collection of New Mexican traditional dress; jewelry,; Plains beadwork; and, the Hispanic Santos (what I have previously referred to as icons) from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Here are some pictures:
Just from the sampling of photographs here, I hope you can see that the Millicent Rogers Museum can give you some insight into New Mexican history, if that interests you. If you are in the area, I would highly suggest visiting the museum.