Long-time gallery owner Rena Rosequist dies

- Staff report
Posted 9/15/19

Rena Rosequist, who ran the Mission Gallery in Taos for decades, passed away Monday (Sept. 16).

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Long-time gallery owner Rena Rosequist dies

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Rena Rosequist, who ran the Mission Gallery in Taos for decades, passed away Monday (Sept. 16).

Rosequist moved to Taos in 1960 and began managing the gallery at 138 Kit Carson Road shortly after it was opened in 1962 by her future husband Ivan Rosequist. Before moving to Taos, she studied art and art history at the University of North Carolina and later at Black Mountain College.

“I know it may sound cliché, but I don’t just try to sell a painting or a sculpture," she told Taos News in a 2014 interview. "I am here to help people discover the kind of art that they would be happy seeing every day in their homes and to introduce new artists to the public.”

That business formula worked for decades. 

In 2017,  the building that housed the Mission Gallery was acquired by The Couse Foundation in a deal with Rosequist. 

Read more about Rosequist and her life in Thursday's edition of Taos News.

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