TAG: western American art

Paintings at the DAM Showcase Areas Protected by the Wilderness Act

Paintings at the DAM Showcase Areas Protected by the Wilderness Act

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Some of the historic landscapes protected by this act are celebrated in the Denver Art Museum’s western art galleries. More

DAM Curator Gives Media a Sneak Peek of The American West in Bronze

DAM Curator Gives Media a Sneak Peek of The American West in Bronze

On May 8, Thomas Smith, director of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the DAM, gave some of Denver's media a tour of The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925. The exhibition opens to members on May 11 and to the public on May 12. More

The American West in Bronze Tour
Event: Tours

The American West in Bronze Tour

Occurs every day the museum is open through August 31, 2014, except July 4, 2014. Next Occurs on

A 45-minute public tour highlighting The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925.

Tour is offered daily at 1 pm, May 11–August 31, except July 4 when the museum is closed.

Meet in the first level elevator lobby of the Hamilton Building.

Free with admission. Reservations are not required. More

Cowboys on Fifth Avenue, Bison in the Bronx: Western Sculptors in New York

Cowboys on Fifth Avenue, Bison in the Bronx: Western Sculptors in New York

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

Thayer Tolles is Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and co-curator of The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925. Before the special exhibition closes August 31, come hear Dr. Tolles discuss how New York City’s vibrant art scene at the turn of the 20th century inspired and supported sculptors of western American subjects.

Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for DAM members, $15 for others.

Funding generously provided by the DAM Westerners.

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Conversation with Curator: The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925
Event: Tours

Conversation with Curator: The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

Curator Thomas Smith leads a tour of The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925.

Conversations with Curators feature lively discussions with different curators on the first Friday of the month.

All Conversations are free with general admission and no reservations are needed.

Meet at 4 pm in the elevator lobby on level one of the Hamilton Building.

(Rescheduled from July 11) More

Western American Art Tactile Tables (June 8)

Western American Art Tactile Tables (June 8)

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Tactile Tables allow museum patrons, including those who are blind or low vision, the opportunity to experience exhibitions in a hands-on format.

June’s Tactile Tables will highlight western American art in conjunction with the exhibition The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925. Learn about the bronze sculpture casting process and more on level 7 of the North Building.

Tactile Tables are a drop-in format and are facilitated by specially trained docents. More

Western American Art Tactile Tables (June 6)

Western American Art Tactile Tables (June 6)

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Tactile Tables allow museum patrons, including those who are blind or low vision, the opportunity to experience exhibitions in a hands-on format.

June’s Tactile Tables will highlight western American art in conjunction with the exhibition The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925. Learn about the bronze sculpture casting process and more on level 7 of the North Building.

Tactile Tables are a drop-in format and are facilitated by specially trained docents. More

Bronco-Inspired Art on View at the DAM (Photos)

Bronco-Inspired Art on View at the DAM (Photos)

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. More

Get to Know: Albert Bierstadt's Mountain Lake

Get to Know: Albert Bierstadt's Mountain Lake

When will the object go on view?

Mountain Lake is currently on view in the western American landscape gallery on Level 7 of the North Building.

Why did the DAM acquire the object?

Albert Bierstadt is one of the most noteworthy American landscape artists of the nineteenth century. This painting is representative of his important role in American art and of his artistic process. More

Denver Art Museum Announces Exhibition Chronicling The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925

The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925
Exhibition

The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925

Closed on Aug 31, 2014

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. More

Journeys West (symposium)

Journeys West (symposium)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 10:00am5:00pm.

The Denver Art Museum’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art is pleased to present their eighth annual symposium that will examine artistic pilgrimages of various eras that left a significant mark on American art history. Many artists ventured to the American West in hopes of finding an artistic muse. They journeyed west seeking unique subject matter made even rarer by its remoteness. Whatever the distance, this westward journey often inspired artists as much as the destination. More

Thomas Moran’s Dazzling Images of Yellowstone

Thomas Moran’s Dazzling Images of Yellowstone

A DAM educator details how during an era that predates color photography artist Thomas Moran used chromolithography to create stunning color pictures that look more like paintings than prints. More

Thomas Moran’s Yellowstone: A Project for the Nation
Exhibition

Thomas Moran’s Yellowstone: A Project for the Nation

Closed on Jan 19, 2014

Fifteen of Thomas Moran’s chromolithographs (multicolor prints) as well as watercolors, drawings, and oil paintings will be on view at the DAM in an exhibition titled Thomas Moran’s Yellowstone: A Project for the Nation. More

Blue Jeans: Iconic Western Duds

Blue Jeans: Iconic Western Duds

As an iconic example of western wear, jeans inevitably have made their way into western American art. More

Western Duds: How Clothing Helped Create an Archetype
Exhibition

Western Duds: How Clothing Helped Create an Archetype

Closed on Sep 22, 2013

Western Duds explores the importance of textiles in the colorful history of the American West. The exhibition highlights four paintings paired with the uniquely western textiles they portray and celebrates western clothing and accessories as sources of artistic inspiration.

Western Duds is part of the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. More

Insider Moment with Karen Kitchel

Insider Moment with Karen Kitchel

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 1:00pm.

Join artist Karen Kitchel for an off-the-cuff chat in the western American art galleries. Learn more about her work in the DAM’s permanent collection and find out what makes this artist tick. We’ll go wherever the conversation takes us!

Image credit: American Grasslands: Pasture #6, 1997, by Karen E. Kitchel. Oil on wood; 12 x 12 in. Denver Art Museum; funds from Contemporary Realism Group. More

How a Landscape Painter Got Around Colorado in the 1800s

How a Landscape Painter Got Around Colorado in the 1800s

If weekend traffic to the Colorado mountains feels like an inconvenience to the modern traveler, put yourself in the shoes of American landscape painter Charles Partridge Adams. More

Decades: An Expanded Context for Western American Art, 1900-1940 (symposium)

Decades: An Expanded Context for Western American Art, 1900-1940 (symposium)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 10:00am5:00pm.

The Denver Art Museum’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art is pleased to present a one-day symposium exploring Western American art within the context of decades, presenting a more dynamic and rich perspective. More

Adventures in Researching a Western Art Painting

Adventures in Researching a Western Art Painting

In the galleries on level seven of the North Building hangs a large oval canvas titled Shoshone Indians at a Mountain Lake. You can’t miss it—mounted in a gilded frame, this brightly colored landscape is an eye-catcher!

Recently, it was my task to research Shoshone Indians at a Mountain Lake and write an essay on the painting. What I learned in a nutshell: More