See where the Taos Society of Artists began: Couse-Sharp Historic Site
Our 2+ acre campus in the heart of Taos’ central historic district features the former homes and studios of E. I. Couse and J. H. Sharp, two of the American-born, European-trained artists who formed the TSA in 1915.
Visitors are astonished that such a well-preserved—and charming—complex of period buildings, gardens, furnishings, and associated art collections still exists. Engineering enthusiasts can see a 1936 laboratory and machine shop plus a Kibbey Couse-invented mobile machine shop used in World War II. Our latest addition is The Lunder Research Center, a beautiful state-of-the-art research and museum facility dedicated to the early Taos art colony and the TSA.
We invite you to peruse our website to get a feel for the amazing range of history, culture, architecture, science, and art at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site.
News and Information
- The only research center and museum facility dedicated to early Taos art and the Taos Society of Artists is now open: The Lunder Research Center. To access our catalogs, visit LunderResearchCenter.omeka.net. Access to the "brick and mortar" library and archives by appointment only, Tuesdays through Saturdays exclusive of holidays. To learn more about the LRC, click here.
- Our current seasonal exhibitions are Aún Aquí: Spanish Colonial Contemporary in the Luna Chapel and Reflections: Taos Pueblo and the Photography of E. I. Couse in the Lunder Research Center. Click on the exhibition name for more information and open hours. Work in both exhibitions is for sale.
- Two of our previous exhibitions can be viewed online: GlimpsesofthePast.org, StitchedinSovereignty.org
- We are currently taking appointments for our 2-hour historic site tours. Find out all the details of booking on our Tours page
- See our latest video lectures on our YouTube channel: Virtual Road Trip to Couse-Sharp Historic Site, The Artistic Import of Taos: 1900–1950 by Executive Director & Curator Davison Koenig, and PARDS: The Taos Society of Artists by Michael Grauer, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
- If you prefer the podcast format, check out the interview with ED Davison Koenig on the American Art Collective.
- The E. I. Couse Original Contact Print Collection has been digitized thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant and is now accessible online through New Mexico Digital Collections.