TAG: western American art

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

Una paseo por la naturaleza
Inspiraciones para la clase

Una paseo por la naturaleza

El proceso creativo de Karen Kitchel requirió la observación atenta y la atención al detalle. Reproduzca esa experiencia con sus estudiantes para que aprendan las herramientas necesarias para la observación atenta.

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Inspirarse con herramientas para marcar
Exploraciones artísticas

Inspirarse con herramientas para marcar

El uso de herramientas inusuales para pintar les despierta la creatividad a los niños y les permite decidir qué obras crear y cómo hacerlo.

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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

Justin Favela, Fridalandia, 2017. © Justin Favela
Lesson Spark

Home and Identity

Justin Favela is one of 13 contemporary artists whose work was featured in Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place featuring installations that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West.

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Theodore Waddell, Motherwell’s Angus, 1994. Oil paint on canvas. Denver Art Museum; Gift of Barbara J. and James R. Hartley.
Art Exploration

Tinker with Mark Making Tools

Using uncommon painting tools allow children creativity and a choice when determining what and how to create their artwork.

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Frederic Remington, A Dash for the Timber, oil on canvas, 1889.
Exhibition

The Western

An Epic in Art and Film
May 27, 2017–September 10, 2017

The Western: An Epic in Art and Film is the first major exhibition to examine the Western genre and its evolution from the mid-1800s to the present through fine art, film, and popular culture. Featuring 160 works, the exhibition explores gender roles, race relations, and gun violence—offering a visual journey that is about more than cowboys, bandits, and barroom brawls.

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It’s in the Eyes
Lesson Plan

It’s in the Eyes

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 45 minute lesson

Students will examine details of facial expression related to O’Keeffe’s Cow Licking. They will then use Cow Licking and other images of eyes to inspire them as they draw multiple pairs of eyes that reflect different emotions.

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Concepts of Cropping
Lesson Plan

Concepts of Cropping

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 55 minute lesson

Students will look at Donald Coen’s painting Yellow Rain Jacket and discuss the compositional technique he used. Students will then choose a photograph that interests them, crop intriguing sections, and paint the cropped image, emulating Coen’s process.

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Crazy About Clouds
Lesson Plan

Crazy About Clouds

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

In this lesson children will have an opportunity to linger outside and watch the clouds go by. They will then use shaving and/or whipped cream to shape and sculpt the clouds that floated by, paints to explore the color of the sky, and movement to feel like a cloud.

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An Imaginary Romp in the Snow
Lesson Plan

An Imaginary Romp in the Snow

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 45 minute lesson

Through an examination of Theodore Waddell’s Motherwell’s Angus, students will look at colors to understand how artists use them to create sensations and help portray shapes. They will then imagine they are in the painting and write a creative piece about what they experience.

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Summarization Pyramid
Lesson Plan

Summarization Pyramid

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine Rabbit Hunt and apply a summarization technique commonly used in reading to analyze and learn about the painting.

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Find the Details
Lesson Plan

Find the Details

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

This lesson encourages students to focus on details and use their observations to answer hypothetical questions. They will do this by grouping objects in Sprick’s painting Release Your Plans into similar categories.

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