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The original Harwood Girls’ School consisted of the current Harwood Art Center building, a one story classroom building constructed during the WPA era and Hudd Hall built in 1940.

Today, Harwood Art Center occupies most of the main building with artist studios, galleries, classrooms and offices. Harwood also owns and operates the old church building at the corner of Mountain Road and Sixth Street as an art studio/classroom, and just purchased the building two doors down – previously a bail bonds office – to be used as additional studio and classroom space.

Harwood’s parent organization Escuela del Sol Montessori inhabits Hudd Hall, the WPA building and the north wing of the main building with toddler, primary and elementary classrooms, and administrative offices. In 2002, Escuela del Sol purchased the land directly east of Hudd Hall and built four additional primary classrooms.

We are at work on a renovation plan to update and make more efficient our campus, and we look forward to sharing our vision with you!


Susan Klebanoff

Susan Klebanoff

Former Resident Artist

I had the good fortune to be an artist at the Harwood Art Center from 1996 – 2005. It was wonderful being in a community of artists that were so creative and supportive of each other. Having just arrived in NM in ’96, it was particularly meaningful for me because I did not know anyone in this state, and it enabled me to create immediate friendships with like minded people. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work at Harwood and believe that the [Harwood] Art Center is vital to the neighboring community.

Susan Klebanoff is an internationally recognized contemporary tapestry artist who lives and works in Albuquerque. She kept a studio at Harwood Art Center from 1996 – 2005.

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