June 12 at 11 a.m. we held the official drawing by Virginia Couse Leavitt for our 20th Anniversary Commemoration virtual door prize: a specially commissioned (and donated!) oil painting by renowned artist Josh Elliott. And the winner is: Drew Bachhuber! See the drawing on our YouTube Channel or via our Facebook page.
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who bought a ticket to our Commemoration and those who sent generous donations in response to our anniversary. We raised more than $30,000 to continue our programs and preserve the treasure that is the Couse-Sharp Historic Site.
Couse-Sharp Historic Site is open for limited tours. Please visit couse-sharp.org/tour for more information about availability and restrictions. We are thrilled to welcome visitors again!
Visit our latest seasonal exhibition, Glimpses of the Past: Historic New Mexico Prints 1880-1950, in the Luna Chapel through Nov. 6. If you can't make it in person, view it virtually at GlimpsesofthePast.org
See the virtual version of our Stitched in Sovereignty: Contemporary Beadwork from Indigenous North America exhibition at the StitchedInSovereignty.org website.
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Two visionary painters, whose art captured the Southwest.
Explore the studios of E. I. Couse and J. H. Sharp, founding members of the Taos Society of Artists. These two painters helped create the cultural fabric of Taos and the West as we know it today.
Visit the Couse home and see how these pioneer painters lived. Stand at Couse’s easel, see the model’s stage and props. All remains as it was 100 years ago. Witness this unbroken chain of history as it is preserved into the future, with the restoration of Sharp’s 1915 studio and the building of a new archive and research center. Explore the artists' work on the Couse Portfolio and Sharp Portfolio pages.