Aún Aquí: Spanish Colonial Contemporary

Thursday , September 21st, 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Couse-Sharp Historic Site

Couse-Sharp Historic Site is pleased to announce its first exhibition highlighting northern New Mexican artists working in the Spanish Colonial tradition, titled Aún Aquí: Spanish Colonial Contemporary. The exhibition name translates to “Still Here.” Including decorative and fine arts such as textiles, furniture, woodcarving, santos, metalwork, and painting, the exhibition will also feature historic works by J. H. Sharp and from the collection of E. I. Couse.

The exhibition will be in the 1830s Luna Family Chapel, Sharp’s first Taos studio. He dubbed it “the studio of the copper bell” in honor of the Spanish Colonial rough-cast bronze bell (acquired at Taos Pueblo) that hangs above the entrance. All contemporary work in the exhibition will be for sale.