About The Western American Collection
Art of the American West is a significant part of the Museum's collection, offering diverse interpretations of our region by artists of the past and those working today. The Western collection, which is defined by subject matter, comes in all imaginable styles, from highly detailed images to abstract compositions. On view in the Western galleries are works by early 19th-century explorer artists, paintings by members of the early 20th-century Taos School, early Western modernism from New Mexico, and depictions of the present-day "New West." A newly defined area emphasizes the cultural history of Arizona and the greater Southwest. Represented artists include Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, Ernest Blumenschein, Walter Ufer, Ernest Martin Hennings, Maynard Dixon, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ed Mell, Paul Pletka, Howard Post and Chuck Forsman.
The 2012 West Select Steele Gallery Sunday, November 11, 2012 - Monday, December 31, 2012
Gustave Baumann Orme Lewis Gallery Saturday, April 7, 2012 - Sunday, July 29, 2012
The West Select Steele Gallery Sunday, October 23, 2011 - Sunday, November 20, 2011
Tony Foster Orme Lewis Gallery Saturday, July 11, 2009 - Sunday, October 18, 2009
In Contemporary Rhythm Steele Gallery Sunday, March 15, 2009 - Sunday, June 14, 2009
A Century of Retablos Orme Lewis Gallery Saturday, October 6, 2007 - Sunday, February 3, 2008