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Virtual book panel: The Couse Collection of Native Beadwork
Saturday, August 15 - Thursday, December 31, 2020

Virtual book panel: The Couse Collection of Native Beadwork

3 pm
Zoom and Facebook Live

Join coauthors Dr. Chelsea Herr and Dr. E. Jane Burns for a discussion of the book, these historic works, and contemporary Indigenous beadwork

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Opening: Stitched in Sovereignty exhibition
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Opening: Stitched in Sovereignty exhibition

Luna Chapel, Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 138 Kit Carson Rd

A beautiful collection of recent expressions in traditional and non-traditional Native beadwork, Stitched in Sovereignty highlights how Indigenous peoples maintain control of their own cultures

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National Census Day
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

National Census Day

Nationwide

Please step up and be counted in the US Census - Your participation helps institutions like the Couse-Sharp Historic Site! Visit this link: 2020census.gov

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Holiday Reception | Kit Carson Road Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 21, 2019

Holiday Reception | Kit Carson Road Holiday Celebration

4-6 pm
Lunder Research Center, Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 138 Kit Carson Rd

Join us under the farolitos for light refreshments in the future Lunder Research Center as we celebrate the holidays along with other Kit Carson Road museums and merchants.

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First Saturday Open House | Heritage Garden Giveaway
Saturday, October 5, 2019

First Saturday Open House | Heritage Garden Giveaway

3-5 pm | Free admission, donations welcome
Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road

Open house of historic site and three exhibitions, plus traditional giveaway of seeds and cuttings from the site's

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Art Show and Sale | Taos Treasures from the Leavitt Collection
Saturday, September 28 - Saturday, October 12, 2019

Art Show and Sale | Taos Treasures from the Leavitt Collection

10am-5pm & by appointment
DAFA | David Anthony Fine Art | 132 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM

45 works by Taos artists collected by Virginia Couse Leavitt and Ernie Leavitt

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First Saturday Open House |
Saturday, September 7, 2019

First Saturday Open House | "Hard Hat" tour of planned research center

3-5 pm | Free admission, donations welcome
Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road

Open house of historic site and three exhibitions, plus tour of under-construction research center in former Mission Gallery building

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First Saturday Open House | Artist Demo with C.S. Talley in Sharp's Montana exhibition
Saturday, August 3, 2019

First Saturday Open House | Artist Demo with C.S. Talley in Sharp's Montana exhibition

3-5 pm | Free admission, donations welcome
Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road

At this open house we highlight the temporary exhibition "Joseph Henry Sharp's Montana" with a painting demo in addition to full historic site tour.

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Opening of Taos Pueblo Portraiture: The Photographic Studies of E. I. Couse
Saturday, July 6, 2019

Opening of Taos Pueblo Portraiture: The Photographic Studies of E. I. Couse

3-5 pm | Free admission, donations welcome
Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road

Exhibition of Couse photos of Taos Pueblo models, chosen from 8,000+ negatives. The stunning images are windows into his artistic process and into the life of Taos people in the early 20th century

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Book Launch | Eanger Irving Couse biography by Virginia Couse Leavitt
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Book Launch | Eanger Irving Couse biography by Virginia Couse Leavitt

11 am-1 pm
Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road

Launch party for the recently released "Eanger Irving Couse: The Life and Times of an American Artist, 1866-1936," the definitive biography by art historian Virginia Couse Leavitt, his granddaughter.

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Sixth Biennial Gala & Art Auction
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sixth Biennial Gala & Art Auction

5:00 pm | Ticketed event
El Monte Sagrado Resort, 317 Kit Carson Road, Taos

TICKETS SOLD OUT! Gala dinner, entertainment, silent and live auctions benefit Couse-Sharp Historic Site in this biennial fundraising event

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Lecture by Dr. Marie Watkins - “So me for the North and snow!”:  Joseph Henry Sharp’s Montana
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Lecture by Dr. Marie Watkins - “So me for the North and snow!”: Joseph Henry Sharp’s Montana

10am | Ticketed event
The Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux St, Taos

In conjunction with the Foundation's biennial Gala, Dr. Marie Watkins will present a lecture on the work and life of J.H. Sharp, focusing on his years painting in Montana.

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Mini Holiday Reception | A Kit Carson Road Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 22, 2018

Mini Holiday Reception | A Kit Carson Road Holiday Celebration

4-6pm
138 Kit Carson Road, Taos | Couse-Sharp Historic Site

Join us for light refreshments in the future Lunder Research Center to celebrate the holidays along with other Kit Carson Road museums and merchants

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Book Signing | Peter Hiller & Ann Hedlund, coauthors |
Friday, October 12, 2018

Book Signing | Peter Hiller & Ann Hedlund, coauthors | "Navajo Weavers of the American Southwest"

12-1 pm
Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road

Join coauthors Ann Hedlund and Peter Hiller for a book sale and signing on the historic Couse House portal celebrating the release of Navajo Weavers of the American Southwest

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First Saturday Open House | Artist Demo with Edna Romero | Heritage Garden Giveaway
Saturday, October 6, 2018

First Saturday Open House | Artist Demo with Edna Romero | Heritage Garden Giveaway

2-5 pm | Free admission, donations welcome
Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road

Open house and pottery demo by Edna Romero, garden giveaway

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First Saturday Open House | Artist Talk with Jonathan Warm Day Coming
Saturday, September 1, 2018

First Saturday Open House | Artist Talk with Jonathan Warm Day Coming

2-5 pm | Free admission, donations welcome
Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road

Open house and talk by Taos Pueblo painter Jonathan Warm Day Coming

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My Full Circle Summer: Taos from a Native art history student's perspective
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

My Full Circle Summer: Taos from a Native art history student's perspective

5:30 pm
Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road

Alicia Harris speaks on her internship, including work on an exhibition of contemporary Native art and in the collections at the Couse Foundation.

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First Saturday Open House | Artist Demo with sculptor John Suazo
Saturday, August 4, 2018

First Saturday Open House | Artist Demo with sculptor John Suazo

2-5 pm | Free admission, donations welcome
Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road

Tour the studios of E. I. Couse and J. H. Sharp, two of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists (TSA), from 3-5 pm, and enjoy a talk and sculpture demo at 2

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Lecture by Virginia Couse Leavitt: In My Grandfather's Footsteps
Saturday, July 7, 2018

Lecture by Virginia Couse Leavitt: In My Grandfather's Footsteps

10am | Ticketed event
Harwood Museum of Art | Arthur Bell Auditorium

Art historian Virginia Couse Leavitt, granddaughter of E.I. Couse, will speak about the trips she and her husband made to relive Couse's vacations in European art colonies during his student years.

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First Saturday Open House | Artist Demonstration with Ira Lujan
Saturday, July 7, 2018

First Saturday Open House | Artist Demonstration with Ira Lujan

3-5 pm | Free admission, donations welcome
Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road

Please join us for our July First Saturday Open House, featuring a glass-blowing demonstration by Taos Pueblo artist Ira Lujan.

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