From June 5th through November 6th, 2021, the Couse-Sharp Historic Site (CSHS) is proud to present a substantial exhibition of graphic media focusing on northern New Mexico, most never before seen by the public. Glimpses of the Past: Historic New Mexico Prints, 1880–1950 encompasses a variety of techniques ranging from etching and lithography to woodblock printing, linocut, aquatint, serigraphy and monotype.


Entrance view of Glimpses of the Past from the door of the Luna Chapel

Stylistically diverse, the exhibition focuses on the work of artists who, as CSHS Executive Director and Curator Davison Koenig notes, often are “lost to history, though their artwork is of high quality and provides a fascinating look into days gone by.”


Glimpses of the Past is installed in the 1830s Luna Family Chapel at CSHS, the first painting studio of Taos Society of Artist founding member Joseph Henry Sharp.

“We’ve included work by artists who will be familiar to many, but the primary focus is on the work of lesser-known printmakers who worked in New Mexico for a few years, for a season, or even only for a few days.”

– David Clemmer, Glimpses of the Past Guest Curator

While Glimpses of the Past includes artists who many might recognize, the exhibition also reveals that numerous artists that viewers might be unfamiliar with found similar inspiration in the New Mexican landscape and vibrant cultural communities of the region, especially those of Santa Fe and Taos.


A selection of works from Glimpses of the Past on display in the Luna Chapel

The Couse Foundation is indebted to David Clemmer, a Santa Fe-based author, curator, and E. I. Couse Catalogue Raisonné Project Consultant, for his services as Glimpses of the Past Guest Curator.



The Luna Chapel and the Couse-Sharp Historic Site reside on the ancestral homelands of Taos Pueblo. As guests of these lands, we honor Taos Pueblo, the Red Willow People.


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