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    • The Cheyenne bronze sculpture by Frederic Remington
      Blog: Inside the Collection

      Frederic Remington's The Cheyenne

      On View in Stampede

      Frederic Remington’s The Cheyenne is one of the most important works in the Denver Art Museum's western American art collection. In honor of our 125th anniversary, learn more about this notable acquisition. More

    • Coulee Dam, Looking West by Z. Vanessa Helder
      Blog: Don't Miss

      What Do You Know About Regionalism? 

      Take Our Quiz & Register for Upcoming Symposium

      Join us for the symposium Beyond America’s Heartland: Regionalism and the Art of the American West on Thursday, January 4, 2018. More

    • A painting of red, yellow, and green bell peppers in a bowl on a chair
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Western American Art on View in the Hamilton Building

      See a selection of paintings by early-twentieth century Taos artists including Victor Higgins, E. Martin Hennings, and Walter Ufer, as well as works by other American modernists including B. J. O. Nordfelt, Beatrice Mandelman, and Denver’s own Vance Kirkland. More

    • Bronco-Inspired Art on View at the DAM (Photos)
      Blog: Don't Miss

      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

    • Thomas Moran’s Dazzling Images of Yellowstone
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      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

    • Adventures in Researching a Western Art Painting
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      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

    • New DAM Publication Explores Western American Art's Diversity
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      New DAM Publication Explores Western American Art's Diversity

      The Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum marked its tenth anniversary in 2011. To celebrate, PIWAA enlisted 30 scholars to explore the western American art holdings in the DAM’s collection. Their research, covering everything from a portion of a New Mexican altarpiece to a magnificent Native American coat, is compiled in PIWAA’s most recent publication, Elevating Western American Art: Developing an Institute in the Cultural Capital of the Rockies. More

    • DAM Joins Google Art Project
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      DAM Joins Google Art Project

      The Denver Art Museum has teamed up with Google Art Project and 150 other museums around the globe to share some of our favorite works with you. More