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

Come stop by the Museum to see the soak-stain technique on the Helen Frankenthaler painting on view!

    How Helen Frankenthaler Pioneered a New Form of Abstract Expressionism
    In 1956, the Abstract Expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler was photographed by Gordon Parks for a spread in LIFE magazine. Lovers of Abstract Expressionism will recall that several years earlier, in 1949, Jackson Pollock had been photographed for the magazine, appearing alongside an article lede that read: "Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?"
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Feb 18

On January 18, 1803 President Thomas Jefferso...

On January 18, 1803 President Thomas Jefferson made the Louisiana Purchase, more than doubling U.S. territory, and greatly opening the American West to explorers, entrepreneurs, and artists. Stop in to see the artists who ventured into these newly acquired American lands what they found there. Image credit: William Tylee Ranney, "Boone’s First View of Kentucky," 1849.

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    On January 18, 1803 President Thomas Jefferson made the Louisiana Purchase, more than doubling U.S. territory, and greatly opening the American West to explorers, entrepreneurs, and artists. Stop in...
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Feb 16

Today in 1847 John C. Fremont was appointed g...

Today in 1847 John C. Fremont was appointed governor of the California territory. Freemont was a renowned explorer and mapmaker of the American West, traveling on multiple government expeditions, and publishing accurate maps used by many moving to and exploring the West. Image credit: Gutzon Borglum, "Staging in California," 1889.

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    Today in 1847 John C. Fremont was appointed governor of the California territory. Freemont was a renowned explorer and mapmaker of the American West, traveling on multiple government expeditions, and...
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Feb 12

Happy Birthday to Thomas Moran, who painted t...

Happy Birthday to Thomas Moran, who painted this scene of Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, in 1907. Known for his Hudson River Style paintings, Moran ably captured intriguing landscapes for East-Coasters, hungry for a taste of the West. Image credit: Thomas Moran, "Petrified Forest," 1907

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    Happy Birthday to Thomas Moran, who painted this scene of Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, in 1907. Known for his Hudson River Style paintings, Moran ably captured intriguing landscapes for...
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Feb 07

On February 7, 1855, cowboy celebrity Charles...

On February 7, 1855, cowboy celebrity Charles Siringo was born. Siringo became a cowboy in Texas at the age of 15, and at 30 published a memoir based on his experiences. This memoir, titled “A Texas Cowboy, or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Cow Pony” gained wide success and contributed to the mythic ideal of the Wild West that captured the imagination of many Americans. Many Americans wrote and depicted the open range era of the West, but many did not have the first-hand experiences of Siringo or cowboy painter Charles Russell. Image credit: Charles Russell, "The Cinch Ring," 1909.

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    On February 7, 1855, cowboy celebrity Charles Siringo was born. Siringo became a cowboy in Texas at the age of 15, and at 30 published a memoir based on his experiences. This memoir, titled "A Texas...
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Feb 05

Ernest Martin Hennings was born on this date ...

Ernest Martin Hennings was born on this date in 1886: He was a founding member if the Taos Society of Artists, and was a quiet, peaceable man who enjoyed the solitude of Taos and the intellectual stimulation of his Taos Society colleagues. Perhaps the tranquility and contentment he felt in New Mexico is reflected in this 1924 painting, "The Encounter". Image credit: Ernest Martin Hennings, "The Encounter," 1924.

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    Ernest Martin Hennings was born on this date in 1886: He was a founding member if the Taos Society of Artists, and was a quiet, peaceable man who enjoyed the solitude of Taos and the intellectual...
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Feb 02

Check out the Museum on CPR this morning disc...

Check out the Museum on CPR this morning discussing clouds in art!

    Colorado's #Cloudscape Is A Work Of Art, Perfect For Both Instagram And Museums
    Colorado has one of the most dramatic skies in the country. Summers see towering thunderheads thanks to the mountains and winter winds can whip clouds into flying saucers. That atmospheric grandeur is why the Cloud Atlas Project wants more of us to turn our eyes skyward, snap photos of the clouds and then share those images on social media.
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Jan 31

Zane Grey was born January 31, 1872 in Zanesv...

Zane Grey was born January 31, 1872 in Zanesville, Ohio. A prolific author known primarily for his Western novels like “Riders of the Purple Sage,” Grey was extremely taken with the scenery, cultures, and people of the American West just as many visual artists of the same time were. Sometimes the works of Grey and visual artists would intersect, illustrations by Anschutz Collection artist W.H.D. Koerner would often appear in Zane Grey novels. Image credit: William Henry Dethlef Koerner, "Are You Calling Me a Liar" 1935.

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    Zane Grey was born January 31, 1872 in Zanesville, Ohio. A prolific author known primarily for his Western novels like "Riders of the Purple Sage," Grey was extremely taken with the scenery,...
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Jan 30

January 30, 1933 marks the debut of “The Lone...

January 30, 1933 marks the debut of “The Lone Ranger” radio show in Detroit, Michigan. Shortly after the show was broadcast nationally, it captured the attention of adults and children alike across the country. Though not historically accurate, it helped spawn the western fiction genre that permeated radio, books, magazines, illustration, comics, films, and television. Paintings like “The Lady Wins” by N.C. Wyeth were often reproduced in books and magazine telling stories of the Wild West similar to those of “The Lone Ranger.” Image credit: N.C. Wyeth, "The Lady Wins," 1915.

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    January 30, 1933 marks the debut of "The Lone Ranger" radio show in Detroit, Michigan. Shortly after the show was broadcast nationally, it captured the attention of adults and children alike across...
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Jan 26

Happy Birthday to the great Frank Mechau, bor...

Happy Birthday to the great Frank Mechau, born today in 1904 in Kansas. In order to earn money for art school Mechau was a prize fighting boxer and a cattle driver, gaining some first-hand experience seen in some of his paintings, such as “Wild Horse Race.” Image credit: Frank Mechau, "Wild Horse Race," 1935.

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    Happy Birthday to the great Frank Mechau, born today in 1904 in Kansas. In order to earn money for art school Mechau was a prize fighting boxer and a cattle driver, gaining some first-hand experience...
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Jan 24

Want a fun take-away from the Museum? This wo...

Want a fun take-away from the Museum? This woodcut Liberty Puzzle is a good choice! Have some fun with this artwork by Kim Wiggins as you discover the whimsical character pieces.

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    Want a fun take-away from the Museum? This woodcut Liberty Puzzle is a good choice! Have some fun with this artwork by Kim Wiggins as you discover the whimsical character pieces.
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Jan 18

On January 18, 1803 President Thomas Jefferso...

On January 18, 1803 President Thomas Jefferson made the Louisiana Purchase, more than doubling U.S. territory, and greatly opening the American West to explorers, entrepreneurs, and artists. Stop in to see the artists who ventured into these newly acquired American lands what they found there. Image credit: William Tylee Ranney, "Boone’s First View of Kentucky," 1849

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    On January 18, 1803 President Thomas Jefferson made the Louisiana Purchase, more than doubling U.S. territory, and greatly opening the American West to explorers, entrepreneurs, and artists. Stop in...
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Jan 16

Today in 1847 John C. Fremont was appointed g...

Today in 1847 John C. Fremont was appointed governor of the California territory. Freemont was a renowned explorer and mapmaker of the American West, traveling on multiple government expeditions, and publishing accurate maps used by many moving to and exploring the West. Image credit: Gutzon Borglum, "Staging in California," 1889

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    Today in 1847 John C. Fremont was appointed governor of the California territory. Freemont was a renowned explorer and mapmaker of the American West, traveling on multiple government expeditions, and...
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Jan 12

Happy Birthday to Thomas Moran, who painted t...

Happy Birthday to Thomas Moran, who painted this scene of Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, in 1907. Known for his Hudson River Style paintings, Moran ably captured intriguing landscapes for East-Coasters, hungry for a taste of the West. Image credit: Thomas Moran, "Petrified Forest," 1907

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    Happy Birthday to Thomas Moran, who painted this scene of Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, in 1907. Known for his Hudson River Style paintings, Moran ably captured intriguing landscapes for...
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