The Couse-Sharp Historic Site

The Couse-Sharp Historic Site The home and studio of painter E.I. Couse and the two studios of J.H. Sharp, two of the original founders of the Taos Society of Artists. The traditional adobe home, the earliest parts dating back to the 1830s, contains Couse’s furnishings, collections, and paintings of Native Americans.

The site also includes two studios of Joseph Henry Sharp, Couse’s neighbor and colleague in the Taos Society of Artists.

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Experience  “Resurgence: Mark Maggiori Portraits of E. I. Couse's Pueblo Photos” at The Couse-Sharp Historic Site. Exhib...
11/23/2021

Experience “Resurgence: Mark Maggiori Portraits of E. I. Couse's Pueblo Photos” at The Couse-Sharp Historic Site. Exhibition hours are 12pm-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibition runs through January 8th.

Note: We will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday through Friday this week.

Experience “Resurgence: Mark Maggiori Portraits of E. I. Couse's Pueblo Photos” at The Couse-Sharp Historic Site. Exhibition hours are 12pm-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibition runs through January 8th.

Note: We will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday through Friday this week.

The Lunder Research Center welcomed its first reader to the reference library today!#lunderresearchcenter #cousesharphis...
11/23/2021

The Lunder Research Center welcomed its first reader to the reference library today!

#lunderresearchcenter #cousesharphistoricsite

11/17/2021
Signed Mark Maggiori posters !

Thank you to everyone who purchased Mark Maggiori’s Resurgence fine art poster, a portion of the proceeds benefit Couse-Sharp Historic Site and the Taos Pueblo Arts Education Fund! Posters are still available on our website at : ResurgenceMaggiori.com

Happy Halloween weekend! We are excited to announce that we now have regular hours at the Lunder Research Center and hav...
10/30/2021

Happy Halloween weekend! We are excited to announce that we now have regular hours at the Lunder Research Center and have hired a lively new front desk greeter! Come pay us a visit from 12pm-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday to see our current exhibition, "Resurgence: Mark Maggiori Portraits of E. I. Couse's Pueblo Photos."

#lunderresearchcenter #cousesharphistoricsite #taosnewmexico #visittaos #taossocietyofartists #markmaggiori #nmtrue #taosartscene #taosartcolony

"Resurgence: Mark Maggiori Portraits from E. I. Couse’s Pueblo Photos" - the inaugural exhibition in the Lunder Research...
09/28/2021

"Resurgence: Mark Maggiori Portraits from E. I. Couse’s Pueblo Photos" - the inaugural exhibition in the Lunder Research Center at Couse-Sharp Historic Site! All work is for sale and a portion of the proceeds support the Site. Visit: www.resurgencemaggiori.com to view the exhibition and register for live virtual auction and draw ending October 2.
Pictured: "Buffalo Dancer", 2021, Oil on linen, 40” x 28” / E. I. Couse photograph of Antonio Lujan in the Couse studio, 1919.

Maggiori moved with his wife, Petecia Lefawnhawk, also an artist, to Taos in 2020. Shortly after arriving in Taos, Mark inquired about studio space at Couse-Sharp Historic Site. Because the site was closed for months due to the pandemic, it was a great opportunity to pilot an artist-in-residence program. Mark painted in the 1915 Sharp Studio, continuing a longstanding tradition; the space had often been rented as live/work space to artists after Sharp’s death in 1953. Harold Joe Waldrum, Victor Goler, and Randall LaGro are a few of those fortunate enough to create art in the Sharp studio.
During Mark’s Taos immersion, he was introduced to the Couse archives. This includes the 11,000 original contact prints that E. I. Couse produced in his lifetime, which were being digitized. Inspired by this treasure trove, largely never before seen, he began a series of portraits of Taos Pueblo models.
“I discovered the photograph collection of Couse last year while I was in residence at the Sharp studio,” Maggiori said. “Right away, I felt transported in a time machine. I felt so lucky to be one of the first people to see this material that was being scanned for the first time. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Right away came this challenging idea of trying to repaint these images in color. Every detail on these photos is unique and a testimony of the life of Taos Pueblo in the early 1900s. Living now in Taos, it is very important for me to understand the past of this area and the past of the Native Pueblos. Going through Couse material is immensely enriching to me and I hope the viewers will feel the same.”
Mark was born and raised in France. His fascination with the West was triggered by a cross-country road trip from New York to San Francisco at the age of 15. Mark studied art at the prestigious Académie Julian in Paris, where many of the Taos Society of Artists were trained, including Couse.
“It’s fitting for us to open The Lunder Research Center with this series,” said Davison Packard Koenig, CSHS executive director and curator. “Mark’s artwork is a compelling example of why archives matter. We built an archive and research center for early Taos art so that artists, scholars, and the public can be inspired. The legacy of the Taos Society of Artists, in many ways, rests with this new generation of artists.”

Jerry Mirabal (Taos Pueblo) on horseback, undated photo. From the Couse Family Photo Collection.#cousesharphistoricsite ...
09/24/2021

Jerry Mirabal (Taos Pueblo) on horseback, undated photo. From the Couse Family Photo Collection.

#cousesharphistoricsite #taos #taossocietyofartists #historicphoto #visittaos #taosnewmexico #historictaos #historicnewmexico #westofmanycolors #eicouse

Jerry Mirabal (Taos Pueblo) on horseback, undated photo. From the Couse Family Photo Collection.

#cousesharphistoricsite #taos #taossocietyofartists #historicphoto #visittaos #taosnewmexico #historictaos #historicnewmexico #westofmanycolors #eicouse

Well, look what Long John Dunn just delivered! Kibbey Couse's steamer trunk was just dropped off at the site after being...
09/07/2021

Well, look what Long John Dunn just delivered! Kibbey Couse's steamer trunk was just dropped off at the site after being couriered by stagecoach via Embudo... and it only took about 90+ years to arrive. We know things move a little slower in Taos, but this is probably a record! Thank you to Jones Walker Gallery for pointing him in the right direction. ;)

Afternoon shadows along the outside of Ginnie's secret playroom.
09/05/2021

Afternoon shadows along the outside of Ginnie's secret playroom.

Afternoon shadows along the outside of Ginnie's secret playroom.

Canale at The Lunder Research Center.
09/05/2021

Canale at The Lunder Research Center.

Canale at The Lunder Research Center.

Beginning in 1916 Beacon Manufacturing (Blankets) began to commission Couse paintings to use in its advertising campaign...
09/02/2021

Beginning in 1916 Beacon Manufacturing (Blankets) began to commission Couse paintings to use in its advertising campaign. These life-size cutouts that Irving designed in partnership with Beacon, are currently on loan to the Site.

A 1931 Beacon catalogue claimed, "These true-to-life subjects not only attract favorable attention to your window, but they hold the interest of the passer-by. Each is truly a work of art, dignified enough for the finest shop, but possessing that atmosphere which makes for unusual human appeal."

Beginning in 1916 Beacon Manufacturing (Blankets) began to commission Couse paintings to use in its advertising campaign. These life-size cutouts that Irving designed in partnership with Beacon, are currently on loan to the Site.

A 1931 Beacon catalogue claimed, "These true-to-life subjects not only attract favorable attention to your window, but they hold the interest of the passer-by. Each is truly a work of art, dignified enough for the finest shop, but possessing that atmosphere which makes for unusual human appeal."

Beginning in 1916 Beacon Manufacturing (Blankets) began to commission Couse paintings to use in its advertising campaign...
09/02/2021

Beginning in 1916 Beacon Manufacturing (Blankets) began to commission Couse paintings to use in its advertising campaign. These are life-size cutouts that Irving designed in partnership with Beacon, currently on loan to the Site.

A 1931 Beacon catalogue claimed, "These true-to-life subjects not only attract favorable attention to your window, but they hold the interest of the passer-by. Each is truly a work of art, dignified enough for the finest shop, but possessing that atmosphere which makes for unusual human appeal."

Come visit the summer exhibition now on view in the historic 1830s Luna family chapel. See this fabulous private collect...
08/21/2021

Come visit the summer exhibition now on view in the historic 1830s Luna family chapel. See this fabulous private collection of New Mexico prints on display for the first time! Free and open to the public today from 10am-4pm.

https://glimpsesofthepast.org/

Come visit the summer exhibition now on view in the historic 1830s Luna family chapel. See this fabulous private collection of New Mexico prints on display for the first time! Free and open to the public today from 10am-4pm.

https://glimpsesofthepast.org/

This striking photographic study of Jerry Mirabal (Taos Pueblo) in the Couse studio was the inspiration for E. I. Couse'...
08/20/2021

This striking photographic study of Jerry Mirabal (Taos Pueblo) in the Couse studio was the inspiration for E. I. Couse's 1924 painting, Planting Prayer Plumes, now on display in the Couse studio on the same model stand upon which Jerry Mirabal posed. The contact print still has Couse's original pencil gridmarks on it, giving us a rare glimpse into his artistic process.

To learn more about the unique treasures at The Couse-Sharp Historic Site, visit http://couse-sharp.org/

Photo from the Couse Family Photo Collection. Painting on loan from a private collection.

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It's a beautiful Saturday here in Taos! After you've strolled through the plaza and perused the farmers' market wares, b...
08/14/2021

It's a beautiful Saturday here in Taos! After you've strolled through the plaza and perused the farmers' market wares, be sure to pay us a visit to catch a glimpse of our summer exhibition now on view in the historic 1830s Luna family chapel. See this fabulous private collection of New Mexico prints on display for the first time! Free and open to the public today from 10am-4pm.

https://glimpsesofthepast.org/

It's a beautiful Saturday here in Taos! After you've strolled through the plaza and perused the farmers' market wares, be sure to pay us a visit to catch a glimpse of our summer exhibition now on view in the historic 1830s Luna family chapel. See this fabulous private collection of New Mexico prints on display for the first time! Free and open to the public today from 10am-4pm.

https://glimpsesofthepast.org/

The truth window in The Lunder Research Center reveals the original adobe mud bricks beneath the fresh plaster.
08/11/2021

The truth window in The Lunder Research Center reveals the original adobe mud bricks beneath the fresh plaster.

The truth window in The Lunder Research Center reveals the original adobe mud bricks beneath the fresh plaster.

Plentiful rains bring a plentiful harvest from the Couse garden this summer.#taosnewmexico #taosgarden #cousehouse #mons...
08/07/2021

Plentiful rains bring a plentiful harvest from the Couse garden this summer.

#taosnewmexico #taosgarden #cousehouse #monsoonseason #taos #visittaos #nmtrue #newmexicotrue #cousesharphistoricsite #eicouse

Plentiful rains bring a plentiful harvest from the Couse garden this summer.

#taosnewmexico #taosgarden #cousehouse #monsoonseason #taos #visittaos #nmtrue #newmexicotrue #cousesharphistoricsite #eicouse

E.I. Couse and Ben Lujan at the entrance to the Couse garden, undated photo (ca. 1930s). From the Couse Family Photo Col...
08/06/2021

E.I. Couse and Ben Lujan at the entrance to the Couse garden, undated photo (ca. 1930s). From the Couse Family Photo Collection.

Cross this very threshold into the Couse garden this Saturday from 3pm-5pm as we host our second open house of the season. Free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you!

#cousesharphistoricsite #eicouse #cousehouse #taossocietyofartists #taos #taosartcolony #visittaos #taosnewmexico #nmtrue #newmexicotravel #newmexicotrue #westofmanycolors #historicphoto #westernart

E.I. Couse and Ben Lujan at the entrance to the Couse garden, undated photo (ca. 1930s). From the Couse Family Photo Collection.

Cross this very threshold into the Couse garden this Saturday from 3pm-5pm as we host our second open house of the season. Free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you!

#cousesharphistoricsite #eicouse #cousehouse #taossocietyofartists #taos #taosartcolony #visittaos #taosnewmexico #nmtrue #newmexicotravel #newmexicotrue #westofmanycolors #historicphoto #westernart

Waiting for Irving Couse's return.
07/17/2021

Waiting for Irving Couse's return.

Waiting for Irving Couse's return.

Afternoon de-light in the Couse pasture.
07/17/2021

Afternoon de-light in the Couse pasture.

Afternoon de-light in the Couse pasture.

Join Davison Koenig, Executive Director and Curator of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, as he gives an illustrated talk on...
07/16/2021

Join Davison Koenig, Executive Director and Curator of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, as he gives an illustrated talk on "The Collective Impact of the Taos Society of Artists" as part of an ongoing series with Bonhams. We will explore – what made the Taos art colony unique, what was the humanities impact, and what is the legacy of the artists today?
Register online: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cRPJzGHGSsKYgic7wy3efg

Join Davison Koenig, Executive Director and Curator of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, as he gives an illustrated talk on "The Collective Impact of the Taos Society of Artists" as part of an ongoing series with Bonhams. We will explore – what made the Taos art colony unique, what was the humanities impact, and what is the legacy of the artists today?
Register online: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cRPJzGHGSsKYgic7wy3efg

Photos from Taos MainStreet's post
07/10/2021

Photos from Taos MainStreet's post

"Making adobe bricks in New Mexico."Picture postcard, undated, from the Couse Family Photo Collection, The Lunder Resear...
07/02/2021

"Making adobe bricks in New Mexico."

Picture postcard, undated, from the Couse Family Photo Collection, The Lunder Research Center, The Couse-Sharp Historic Site.

Come to our open house this Saturday, 3pm-5pm, to see more highlights from the collection!

"Making adobe bricks in New Mexico."

Picture postcard, undated, from the Couse Family Photo Collection, The Lunder Research Center, The Couse-Sharp Historic Site.

Come to our open house this Saturday, 3pm-5pm, to see more highlights from the collection!

Step into the historic 1830s Luna family chapel and see this fabulous private collection of New Mexico prints on display...
06/19/2021

Step into the historic 1830s Luna family chapel and see this fabulous private collection of New Mexico prints on display for the first time! Free and open to the public today from 10am-4pm.

https://glimpsesofthepast.org/

Step into the historic 1830s Luna family chapel and see this fabulous private collection of New Mexico prints on display for the first time! Free and open to the public today from 10am-4pm.

https://glimpsesofthepast.org/

Mid-day sun falls on the Couse house and the Lunder Research Center, currently under construction.
06/18/2021

Mid-day sun falls on the Couse house and the Lunder Research Center, currently under construction.

Mid-day sun falls on the Couse house and the Lunder Research Center, currently under construction.

The official drawing by Virginia Couse Leavitt for our 20th Anniversary Commemoration virtual door prize: a specially co...
06/12/2021
Drawing for Josh Elliott's painting! See who won!

The official drawing by Virginia Couse Leavitt for our 20th Anniversary Commemoration virtual door prize: a specially commissioned (and donated!) oil painting by renowned artist Josh Elliott. "A Friendship" depicts E. I. Couse and his friend and favored model Ben Lujan in front of the Couse Home. The event in the Couse Studio is introduced by Rich Rinehart, President of The Couse Foundation, and Davison Packard Koenig, Executive Director and Curator. Virginia is Couse's granddaughter, the leading authority on his work, Secretary of the Foundation and one of its founders.

And the winner is: Drew Bachhuber!

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who bought a ticket to our Commemoration and those who sent generous donations in response to our anniversary. We raised more than $30,000 to continue our programs and preserve the treasure that is the Couse-Sharp Historic Site.

The official drawing by Virginia Couse Leavitt for our 20th Anniversary Commemoration virtual door prize: a specially commissioned (and donated!) oil paintin...

ESQ’s applying a fresh color coat on The Lunder Research Center.#thecousesharphistoricsite #taossocietyofartists #nmtrue...
06/11/2021

ESQ’s applying a fresh color coat on The Lunder Research Center.
#thecousesharphistoricsite #taossocietyofartists #nmtrue #taosnewmexico @ The Couse-Sharp Historic Site

Help us celebrate 20 years! Last day for your chance to win a Josh Elliott painting!Your $100 ticket supports The Couse ...
06/05/2021

Help us celebrate 20 years!
Last day for your chance to win a Josh Elliott painting!

Your $100 ticket supports The Couse Foundation’s mission and vision, and purchases the following (link in bio):
-A surprise commemorative gift (one per household)
-One entry per person for a “virtual door prize” drawing for Josh Elliott’s original painting valued at $7000

#cousesharphistoricsite #taossocietyofartists #thecousefoundation #joshelliott #eicouse

Help us celebrate 20 years!
Last day for your chance to win a Josh Elliott painting!

Your $100 ticket supports The Couse Foundation’s mission and vision, and purchases the following (link in bio):
-A surprise commemorative gift (one per household)
-One entry per person for a “virtual door prize” drawing for Josh Elliott’s original painting valued at $7000

#cousesharphistoricsite #taossocietyofartists #thecousefoundation #joshelliott #eicouse

David Quintana, our master gardener, helping to erect Henry Sharp's Crow-style tipi, a tradition here at the site for ov...
06/05/2021

David Quintana, our master gardener, helping to erect Henry Sharp's Crow-style tipi, a tradition here at the site for over 100 years.

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David Quintana, our master gardener, helping to erect Henry Sharp's Crow-style tipi, a tradition here at the site for over 100 years.

#cousesharphistoricsite #taossocietyofartists #cousefoundation #cousehouse #eicouse #josephhenrysharp #jhsharp #tipi #taos #visittaos #newmexico #newmexicotrue #nmtrue #westofmanycolors #newmexicotravel

The yellow rose of Taos at the Couse house.#cousesharphistoricsite #taossocietyofartists #cousefoundation #cousehouse #e...
06/05/2021

The yellow rose of Taos at the Couse house.

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The yellow rose of Taos at the Couse house.

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If you are fortunate enough to be in Taos right now or visiting before January 8th do not miss this important exhibition at the phenomenal The Couse-Sharp Historic Site. It is such a huge and important part of the continual and living history of art in Taos!
My husband and I received a private tour of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site today. What a delight. I recommend this to anyone who loves Taos as we do. Thank you.
Taos Spring Arts for 2021 included an Art Walk featuring projections of artworks from our downtown Museums. Thanks everyone for coming out! Take a look at this great video providing a glimpse of the weekend! April 23 + 24, 2021 Sponsored in part by Taos Community Foundation. Video by Gizmo Productions Artwork by The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos Art Museum at Fechin House and The Couse-Sharp Historic Site.
Fritz Scholder’s "Indians on Horseback" (lot 294), estimated at $10,000 to $15,000, soared past presale estimates to realize $100,000 at Hindman Auctions' recent Western Paintings and Sculpture including Contemporary Native American Art auction. Featured in the auction was a selection of 22 works sold to benefit The Couse Foundation (The Couse-Sharp Historic Site) in Taos, New Mexico, and the construction of The Lunder Research Center. The offering raised more than $114,000. The Western Art sale concluded with a selection of 114 lots of contemporary Native American art which was very successful, realizing over $471,000 and achieving a 95 percent sell-through rate. Modern and contemporary Native American art is an actively growing market and the combination of the categories proved to be an exciting and diverse sale composition. Luis Tapia’s "Chama Altar IV "sculpture / wall hanging (lot 346) realized $15,000 against a presale estimate of $4,000-6,000 and Ramona Saskiestewa’s "Blue Corn 10" tapestry from 1994 (lot 342) sold for $17,500 against a presale estimate of $3,000-5,000. Romona Saskiestewa’s work was new to the auction market until 2020 when Cowan's sold a tapestry by her for a record $6,250. Blue Corn 10 surpassed that original record. For more information, visit https://hindmanauctions.com/.
For the 2021 Taos Spring Arts Art Walk we partnered with a number of local art museums and organizations to bring art to the streets. Featured here are photos of works presented by The Couse-Sharp Historic Site, Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, UNM-Taos Art Department, and the Taos Fall Arts Festival. Taking the work off the walls and projecting into the streets, revealing new stories and new possibilities. 📷: Zoë Zimmerman
The FIRST Spring Arts - Art Walk is tonight. April 23 and 24th, sunset to 10pm. Big thanks to all our partners joining us for this pilot event. We've created an open-air art gallery featuring works from downtown museums, including The Harwood Museum of Art, The Couse-Sharp Historic Site and Taos Art Museum at Fechin House. Immerse yourself in works from their collections in a whole new way! Also joining us this weekend is UNM Taos UNM-Taos Art Department UNM Taos Digital Media Arts and Taos Fall Arts Festival. Mask up and follow all that socially distant awkwardness! Explore the Map and Schedule: https://paseoproject.org/taos-spring-arts/
Join 𝘚𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘵𝘺 Virtual Panel Discussions this Thursday (11/19) and Friday (11/20) hosted by the The Couse-Sharp Historic Site! Email [email protected] to register for Zoom webinar. The panels will also be streamed on Facebook Live via www.Facebook/thecousesharphistoricsite For more info, check out the website here: https://stitchedinsovereignty.org #BeadWork #CouseSharpHistoricSite
Delightful details: The eye-catching blue color on the door to Joseph Henry Sharp's studio can be found throughout The Couse-Sharp Historic Site - from the clear New Mexican sky above and the garden chairs out back to E. I. Couse's palette. #HAHSSites #MuseumMomentsofZen Photo credit: National Trust for Historic Preservation
This month we are celebrating these four influential artists who had September birthdays: Eanger Irving Sharp (b. September 3, 1866) — The Couse-Sharp Historic Site, Joseph H. Sharp (b. September 27, 1859)— The Couse-Sharp Historic Site, James Castle (b. September 25, 1899) — James Castle House, and Theodore Clement Steele (b. September 11, 1847) — T. C. Steele State Historic Site. To learn more about these artists, visit & follow their individuals site's pages! #HAHSSites
We just love the Couse-Sharp Historic Site - the history, the artwork, the landscape. 😍 We are suckers for an artist's studio collection (we do have four 😉). That’s why the Couse-Sharp is our #MuseumCrush. A centerpiece of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site in Taos, NM, is E. I. Couse’s painting studio, which has been preserved virtually intact since the artist passed in 1936. It contains Native American pottery, clothing, beadwork, and artifacts that he used in his paintings. An unfinished painting, next to his brushes and palette, sits on the easel by his chair, which seems to await his return. The studio, along with the rest of the home, features the largest continual exhibition of original Couse paintings accessible anywhere. The home purchased by the Couses on Kit Carson Road in 1909 appealed to them because there was room to add on a spacious studio. Couse’s design for the addition was ingenious. He removed the south wall of the original adobe house and extended the room to double its size. A large window facing true north was built above the existing roof line, from the top of which the new roof slopes dramatically to the south. He added an alcove at the southeast corner with an adobe fireplace that provided an ideal setting for painting some of his famous firelight pictures. In the northwest corner he built in a small darkroom for developing the photographs he used as part of his painting process. CSHS has some 10,000 (yes, that’s ten thousand) negatives and prints that he made over two decades, all developed without running water or electric light. The area where the old walls met the new upward extension provides a shelf for the display of his Pueblo pottery collection of more than 100 vessels. A large stage where his models could pose occupies the south end of the room. This was the ideal studio Couse had dreamed of. A wide porch wraps around the outside with built-in benches, which became a favorite spot for the early Taos artists to gather, discuss their work, and enjoy the view across Taos valley—just as visitors do today. 📷: The Couse-Sharp Historic Site
The artists' view On clear days Eanger Irving Couse, Joseph Henry Sharp, their families, and members of the Taos Society of Artists they helped create enjoyed this view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. #HAHSSites #MuseumMomentsofZen Photo credit: The Couse-Sharp Historic Site
We are thrilled to celebrate today the official worldwide launch of our new publication! Take an armchair tour of all 44 of the current member-sites with a copy of the newly published Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios by Valerie Balint, manager of Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. We are incredibly grateful for the lead support of the The Henry Luce Foundation and additional support from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, which made this book possible. We thank our publisher Princeton Architectural Press for their outstanding efforts and our colleague, editor Alexandra Anderson for her contribution. This book would not be possible without the support of everyone in the network. We never list everyone in our posts, but will do so today as this is a joint accomplishment to be shared by all! See below for full list of our amazing sites. For signed copies: https://www.chesterwood.org/books Other orders: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=guide+to+artists+homes+and+studios Congratulations and thanks to our members: Alice Austen House Museum; Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens; Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens; Brandywine River Museum of Art (Andrew and N.C Wyeth Studios); Burchfield Homestead; Bush-Holley House; The C.M. Russell Museum; The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation; Chesterwood; The Couse-Sharp Historic Site; 500 Capp Street Foundation/David Ireland House; The Demuth Museum; East Hampton Historical Society (Thomas and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio); Edward Hopper House; Elisabet Ney Museum; Florence Griswold Museum; Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio; Gari Melchers Home and Studio; Georgia O'Keeffe Museum; Grace Hudson Museum - Sun House & Wild Gardens; Grant Wood Studio (Cedar Rapids Museum of Art); James Castle House; John F. Peto Studio Museum; Judd Foundation; Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art; Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center; Melrose Plantation (Clementine Hunter Studio); Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle; Monhegan Museum (Rockwell Kent, Alice Kent Stoddard and James Fitzgerald Studio) Olana State Historic Site: Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center; Roger Brown Study Collection; Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park; Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts; T. C. Steele State Historic Site; Thomas Cole National Historic Site; Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio State Historic Site; The Valentine (Edward V. Valentine Studio); Portland Museum of Art (Winslow Homer Studio); and Weir Farm National Historic Site Cover Image credit: Chesterwood Studio Photograph by Don Freeman, 2019