American Museum of Western Art
Type: Art Museums, Museums
The Museum was founded in 2010 as the permanent home for The Anschutz Collection, a formerly private collection of paintings that surveys the art of the American West from the early 19th century to... Read More
The Museum was founded in 2010 as the permanent home for The Anschutz Collection, a formerly private collection of paintings that surveys the art of the American West from the early 19th century to the present. The collection, housed in the historic Navarre Building, includes examples of early American expeditionary painting, the Hudson River School, all the way through American Modernism and Abstract Expressionism. The paintings are exhibited salon style, floor to ceiling, a nod to the 1880 building and in keeping with the way paintings were often exhibited in the 19th century. This means that the majority of the collection can be kept on view permanently. Docent-led tours last 1.5 to two hours. Self-guided audio tours last about 1.5 hours depending on a visitor's own pace.
1727 Tremont Place
Denver, CO 80202
- Museums: "The museum is open to the public Mondays and Wednesdays; Tuesdays and Thursdays are for private tours and school groups. Tickets to visit during specific time slots can be purchased online at www.AnschutzCollection.org."
- Best for Museums Because: The American Museum of Western Art provides access to one of the world's premier collections of Western art in a wonderfully appropriate and unusual setting.
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