Art & chocolate – let your senses collide

What makes a work of art "good"? Why are we personally drawn to one artist and not another? These are some of the questions we'll explore during this tour of three Santa Fe art galleries and the one-and-only Kakawa Chocolate House.

The Galleries

Housed in a sprawling historic adobe, Nedra Matteucci Galleries specializes in work with a Southwestern flair by modern and contemporary New Mexico artists. Peters Projects shows a range of work by local and international artists, and Pippin Contemporary celebrates color. Through close looking prompts and conversation, we’ll probe what makes good art good, pinpoint what we personally respond to, and uncover what we value about art.

Please note that due to exhibition schedules, the selection of galleries may change.

The Chocolate House

To conclude the tour, we’ll visit Kakawa Chocolate House and taste tantalizing chocolate elixirs that stimulate the senses with unique combinations of herbs, spices, and fine drinking chocolate. One small chocolate elixir is included in the price of the tour.

The Experience

  • Practice tricks for art criticism
  • Pinpoint what you like and what you don’t
  • Explore three exciting galleries
  • Have fun conversations about art
  • Stimulate your senses with a unique chocolate elixir

The Details

Who: All adults and children 10+ are welcome. If you have younger children, please consider our Kid-Friendly Canyon Road tour.
When: Please see our calendar for availability. You may be able to book this tour on an alternative date for an additional fee. Please contact us for details.
Where: We'll meet at the entrance of the Nedra Matteucci Galleries, located at 1075 Paseo De Peralta, and walk about a half a mile.
How long: Approximately 2 hours
How much: $35 per person plus tax. One small chocolate elixir is included in the price. A $105 or three-person minimum is required. (This means that the tour may be cancelled if the minimum is not met.) Gratuity for your guide is always appreciated. Private tours carry an additional fee.

Please note that from November-March, availability may be limited. However, you can always contact us to request a private A Matter of Taste tour on the date of your choosing.