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 as we know it today.
Wander through the Couse home and see how these pioneer painters lived. Stand at Couse’s easel, see the model’s stage and props. Nothing is under glass. 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 studio and the building of a new archive.
Learn more about the artists on the Couse Portfolio and Sharp Portfolio pages.
Summer 2016 exhibition in the Luna chapel, Visionaries in Clay: Pueblo Pottery, Past and Present.
Visionaries in Clay features Native artists whose bold work helps to define our understandings of Native identity and cultural expression. The exhibition draws from the impressive historic pottery collection of E.I. Couse and from the work of contemporary Native artists in northern New Mexico. The pots are arranged in groups that create a visual conversation through time.