The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925, showcases sculptures by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, Paul Manship, and more than 20 other artists.
The first full-scale exhibition of western bronzes, it includes pieces depicting American Indians, cowboys, cavalry, pioneers, horses, buffaloes, and other symbols of the West during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The American West in Bronze offers a fresh and compelling look at the complex role that artists played in creating three-dimensional interpretations of the Old West—whether based on fact, fiction, or something in-between.
The American West in Bronze is co-curated by Thomas Smith, director of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the DAM, and Thayer Tolles, Marica F. Vilcek Curator, American paintings and sculpture, the American wing, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This exhibition will be seen in New York, Denver, and the Nanjing Museum in China.
There is an audio guide for this exhibition, which gives listeners a chance to spend time looking closely at individual sculptures while a narrator guides the eye through the details. The American West in Bronze audio guide is $2 for the general public and free for members (available in English and Spanish).
An exhibition catalog is available in The Shop at the Denver Art Museum and the online museum shop.
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