Taos Society of Artists / Resources


Taos Museums with Taos Society of Artists Collections

The Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico
Taos Art Museum at the Fechin House
The Blumenschein Home and Museum, part of Taos Historic Museums


Bickerstaff, Laura. Pioneer Artists of Taos. Denver: Old West Publishing, 1983.
Broder, Patricia Janis. Taos, A Painter’s Dream. New York: New York Graphic Society, 1980.
Coke, Van Deren. Taos and Santa Fe: The Artist’s Environment, 1882–1942. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press for the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, TX, and the Art Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1963.
Eldredge, Charles C., Julie Schimmel, and William H. Truettner. Art in New Mexico, 1900-1945: Paths to Taos and Santa Fe. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; New York : Abbeville Press, 1986.
Hassrick, Peter H. and Elizabeth J. Cunningham. In Contemporary Rhythm: The Art of Ernest L. Blumenschein. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008.
Luhan, Mabel Dodge. Taos and its Artists. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1947.
Nelson, Mary Carroll. The Legendary Artists of Taos. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1980.
Porter, Dean. Victor Higgins: An American Master. Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1991.
Porter, Dean, Teresa Hayes Ebie, and Suzan Campbell. Taos Artists and Their Patrons: 1898–1950. Nortre Dame, IN: Snite Museum of Art, 1999.
Rossi, Paul, and David Hunt. The Art of Old West. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1971.
Troccoli, Joan Carpenter. Painters and the American West: The Anschutz Collection. Denver and New Haven: Denver Art Museum and Yale University Press, 2000.


Statement of Purpose

Through its archives, collections, and programming, the Couse-Sharp Historic Site preserves and interprets Taos’ crossroads of cultures, promoting and facilitating research, education, and new perspectives on the Taos Society of Artists, early artists of Taos, and regional and Indigenous communities in relation to the greater story of the multicultural American West.