The Super Bowl-bound Broncos' name celebrates the city's Wild West heritage. The Denver Art Museum also honors it with its western American art collection. More than one dozen works in the collection feature the fierce animal from which the team derived its name.
We took a look in the galleries on level seven of the North Building and level two of the Hamilton Building to see what's on view right now. This slideshow highlights five captivating broncho depictions in the collection.
Broncho with an "h" was the popular spelling at one time. This is the name artist Frederic Remington used, and he included the artwork name on his bronze works. Over time, the shortened version has become popular.
Image credit: James Walker, Cowboys Roping a Bear, 1877. Oil paint on canvas. Denver Art Museum; Fred E. Gates Collection, 1955.87.