Classes have begun on the SMU in Taos and it promised to be an exciting summer for the Fort Burgwin library.
Students from the Fall 2009 term graciously gifted a “Mustang” sculpture to the campus. The wall sculpture measures about 20″ by 30″ and is located just behind the library reference desk.
Another gift for the SMU in Taos campus that has found a home in the Fort Burgwin Library is a
painting given in honor of Governor William P. Clements Jr. The painting, by Gerald Nailor, is entitled Ambush at Agua Caliente. 1851. This was a historic battle that took place during the Season of the Winds in March 1851 where the Picuris and Apache fought the 23rd dragoons of the U.S. Army. The artist was born and raised at the Pueblo of Picuris and his paintings adorn 31 suites at the Hotel Santa Fe.