33 hours ago

In 1975 the Anschutz Collection acquired over...

In 1975 the Anschutz Collection acquired over 200 works on paper directly from the artist Emil Bisttram. Bisttram wrote out his inspiration and thoughts behind each piece. Last time a large number of these works were on display was during a show in 1983 at the Harwood in Taos. Come explore some of Emil Bisttram's work with us this Friday. Tickets are still available, and only $10.

    Emil Bisttram Works on Paper: Experimental Sky | American Museum of Western Art | Art Museum Denver
    Join us for this staff-led discussion on Emil Bisttram, featuring several of his works on paper that have never been on view at the Museum before! Bisttram often experimented with the subject of sky in styles ranging from realism to abstract expressionism.
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2 days ago

On this date in 1579 English sailor Francis D...

On this date in 1579 English sailor Francis Drake stopped near modern-day San Francisco after raiding Spanish settlements in Western South America to repair his ship, and claimed California for England, calling it "Nova Albion." Though it would be another couple of centuries before Anglo-European artists like Thomas Hill painted California, the scenery must have made an impression on Drake and his crew as well. Image Credit: Thomas Hill, "Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe," c. 1874.

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    On this date in 1579 English sailor Francis Drake stopped near modern-day San Francisco after raiding Spanish settlements in Western South America to repair his ship, and claimed California for...
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2 days ago

Happy Fathers Day! Let us celebrate with thes...

Happy Fathers Day! Let us celebrate with these father daughter duos from throughout history.

    8 Father-Daughter Artist Duos Who Share a Creative Bond
    In 15th-century Italy, there were generally two career options for women: wife or nun. Suor Antonia Doni, daughter of early Italian Renaissance painter , opted for the latter path, likely because it allowed her to receive painting commissions from her chosen Carmelite order.
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4 days ago

On this day in 1775, Congress appointed Georg...

On this day in 1775, Congress appointed George Washington general and commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. Artist Rembrandt Peale was able to get a sitting with Washington, and continued to paint portraits like this one after our first president's death. Image credit: Rembrandt Peale, "Porthole Portrait of George Washington," c. 1823.

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    On this day in 1775, Congress appointed George Washington general and commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. Artist Rembrandt Peale was able to get a sitting with Washington, and continued to...
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5 days ago

Happy National Bourbon Day! Enjoy this North ...

Happy National Bourbon Day! Enjoy this North American Spirit and celebrate the West this evening!

    Where Bourbon Really Got Its Name and More Tips on America's Native Spirit
    If there's just one thing I take away from my conversation with Louisville, Kentucky, historian Michael Veach, it's that there is no wrong way to drink bourbon. Dilute it with water, mix it with ginger ale, or stir in a liqueur or two and call it something fancy like " The Revolver.
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Jun 12

Rockwell Kent was born on this day in 1882. K...

Rockwell Kent was born on this day in 1882. Kent had a lafe full of adventure and expressed it in many artistic mediums. Come by the Museum of a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday to see "Wilderness," which was done while living with his son on Fox Island, Alaska. Image Credit: Rockwell Kent, "Wilderness," 1918-1919.

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    Rockwell Kent was born on this day in 1882. Kent had a lafe full of adventure and expressed it in many artistic mediums. Come by the Museum of a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday to see "Wilderness,"...
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Jun 10

Edward Henry Potthast was born June 10, 1857....

Edward Henry Potthast was born June 10, 1857. Through he worked primarily in New York City and is known for his coastal scenes, in 1910 the Santa Fe Railroad company invited him to travel west and painting the Grand Canyon. Image credit: Edward Henry Potthast, "The Grand Cnyon," 1910.

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    Edward Henry Potthast was born June 10, 1857. Through he worked primarily in New York City and is known for his coastal scenes, in 1910 the Santa Fe Railroad company invited him to travel west and...
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Jun 03

Check out the Denver Chalk Art Festival @denv...

Check out the Denver Chalk Art Festival @denverchalkartfestival today to see @stephendeorio finished piece. Steve will be speaking about his artistic process and works of art at the museum Friday, June 8th at 3pm! Get your tickets on our website! #chalkart #denverart #denverchalkartfestival #denver #westernart

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    Check out the Denver Chalk Art Festival @denverchalkartfestival today to see @stephendeorio finished piece. Steve will be speaking about his artistic process and works of art at the museum Friday,...
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Jun 01

American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz C...

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection updated their cover photo.
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May 30

Move aside Cowboys! Pearl Hart, an amateur ba...

Move aside Cowboys! Pearl Hart, an amateur bandit held up and Arizona Stagecoach today, May 30, in 1899. This female bandit was a true westerner as she moved out west to Arizona at a very early age. Her life before and after her stint as a bandit is filled with myths and mysteries that the American west is known for, let it be her possible travels with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show or her role as “The Arizona Bandit,” Pearl Hart was a western woman that was not to be messed with! Image credit: Herman Hansen, “Attack on the Stagecoach,” 1890-1900.

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    Move aside Cowboys! Pearl Hart, an amateur bandit held up and Arizona Stagecoach today, May 30, in 1899. This female bandit was a true westerner as she moved out west to Arizona at a very early age....
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May 28

On May 30, 1868, the first Memorial Day was e...

On May 30, 1868, the first Memorial Day was established by General John A. Logan. Since that first day of remembrance, Memorial Day has been made a federal holiday and is set as the last Monday of May. AMWA wishes to thank all of our lost service men and women for their service and sacrifice for our country. Image credit: John Frederick Kensett, “In the Colorado Rockies,” 1870.

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    On May 30, 1868, the first Memorial Day was established by General John A. Logan. Since that first day of remembrance, Memorial Day has been made a federal holiday and is set as the last Monday of...
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May 26

Ernest Leonard Blumenschein was born on this ...

Ernest Leonard Blumenschein was born on this day in 1874! He grew up in a family of musicians, and had talent for both musical and visual art. Can you see the orchestral influence in the rolling hills of “The Sangre de Christo Mountains”? Image credit: Ernest Leonard Blumenschein, "Sangre de Christo Mountains," 1926.

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    Ernest Leonard Blumenschein was born on this day in 1874! He grew up in a family of musicians, and had talent for both musical and visual art. Can you see the orchestral influence in the rolling...
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May 25

On May 25, 1864 President Lincoln declared Mo...

On May 25, 1864 President Lincoln declared Montana a territory! The land had been part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 but the harsh conditions and Native American populations discouraged American settlement until the discovery of gold in the 1850s. And in 1889 Montana became the 41st state! Image credit: John Mix Stanley, "Friendly Indians Fleeing Fort Benton," 1859.

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    On May 25, 1864 President Lincoln declared Montana a territory! The land had been part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 but the harsh conditions and Native American populations discouraged American...
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