Tour 2: Highlights of the American Museum of Western Art
Tour leader: Darlene Dueck, curator, American Museum of Western Art
The artwork on view at the American Museum of Western Art represents a cross-section of paintings that survey the art of the American West from the early 19th century through the age of industrialization. During the relatively short period illustrated by this collection, the West was transformed from Indian territory unknown to most inhabitants of the eastern United States into a settled region. The Anschutz Collection surveys the development of American art as it pertains to the West and provides examples from all of the schools that contributed to that development. The museum occupies the historic Navarre Building, which was designed and built in 1880. Prior to its current use, it served as a school, a red-light hotel, a dining club/restaurant, and a jazz club. The American Museum of Western Art is only open to the public on Mondays and Wednesdays, so attendees will have no other opportunity to visit during the meeting.
Please note: The museum is ADA compliant; participants will walk approximately 15 minutes to and from the museum. Alternate transportation for people with disabilities is available on request.
Limit 25 people. $20 members, $25 nonmembers