Western Horizons: Landscapes from the Contemporary Realism Collection

December 12, 2010–December 4, 2011
Now Closed: December 12, 2010–Dec 4, 2011
Hamilton Building - Level 2

Celebrating nearly 20 years of collecting contemporary western landscapes, Western Horizons features more than 25 paintings that demonstrate the American West’s enduring influence on artists.

"Landscapes continue to inspire artists today much as they did well-known western painters like Charles M. Russell and George Catlin," says Thomas Smith, the exhibition's curator and director of the DAM's Petrie Institute of Western American Art. "This collection underscores the fact that landscape is indeed a relevant subject exploring many diverse aspects of western life."

Western Horizons includes unspoiled vistas of wide open spaces and landscapes completely dominated by the work of man, as well more idyllic views of man and nature in harmony. Among artists represented are Clyde Aspevig, Len Chmiel, Don Coen, Daniel Morper, Leon Loughridge, and T. Allen Lawson.