couse-sharp historic site
100 Years ago (July 15, 1915), six American-born, European-trained artists founded the Taos Society of Artists with the mission to promote the art and scenery of the American Southwest. They influenced American Southwest art then, and their influence endures today. Most of the larger museums in the Southwest currently exhibit art by the TSA artists.
Today the Couse-Sharp Historic Site reflects the original goals of these artists and continues to promote their mission. The Site is honored with three important historic markers: the National Register of Historic Places, a New Mexico State Register, and the Historic Artists Homes and Studios. The Site includes not only the home and studio of E.I. Couse, but also the garden designed by his wife, Virginia, the workshops of his son, Kibbey, and the two studios of his neighbor and fellow artist, Joseph Henry Sharp. The Site also brings to light the contributions of a long and interesting history of previous owners.
His later studio, built in 1915, was completely restored in early 2017 and now hosts a permanent rotating exhibition of his artwork, personal effects, and Native art he collected and used in his paintings. All public areas of the site can be toured by appointment via the couse-sharp.org website or by calling the site office.
|Tours||By Appointment; Please call 575-751-0369 for tour appointments|
|Office Hours||Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm|