The Lunder Research Center, which opened its doors in 2022, is a 5,000 square foot state-of-the-art museum facility dedicated to the Taos Society of Artists and is located on the campus of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site. The building features climate-controlled collections and archive storage, a public exhibition gallery, staff offices, curatorial workspace, and a research library. The $3.5 million capital campaign to fund the project ensured that the entire building meets American Association of Museum standards for environmental controls, security, collections storage, and clean agent fire suppression.
Access to the archive and library is by appointment only. Reading room hours are currently Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm, but are subject to change. Please carefully review our reading room policies before your visit. If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any other questions, please fill out our contact form.
The Couse-Sharp Historic Site (CSHS), owned and managed by The Couse Foundation and located in the historic center of Taos, is a 2-plus acre campus that includes the homes, studios and gardens of E. I. Couse and J. H. Sharp, two of the TSA’s founders. The Lunder Research Center building incorporates the last remnants of the home of J.H. Sharp. The Couse home and studio remain largely as they were during Couse’s lifetime, with his original artwork, Native American art collection and Spanish Colonial art and furniture. Docent-led tours of the historic site are available by prior appointment only. For more information, please visit the Couse-Sharp Historic Site website.