Autry Museum of the American West

Art of the West

June 15, 2013–Ongoing

Museum Purchase, Autry Museum,

Art of the West showcases the dynamic and evolving world of art that springs from the cultural practices of some of the many peoples who have shaped the American West. This exhibition is the first of its kind to explore how shared values and interests have inspired artists from different cultures and times to create distinctive, powerful works that speak to their experience of the West as both a destination and a home.

Museum Purchase, Autry Museum, 93.131.1

Loan courtesy of the Estate of James Doolin and Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Culver City

Purchased by the 2009 Gold-Level Member Acquisitions Committee, with additional funds provided by Anonymous Donors (2), Barbara Bianco, Simona and Marvin Elkin, Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross, Wendie and Steven Olshan, James R. Parks, Janice and Robert Raney, Lora A. and Robert U. Sandroni, and Lili and Owen M. Schafer. With special thanks to Nancy Benkoff and Paul Pletka, Autry Museum, 2012.17.1

Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Van Kirke Nelson, Kalispell, Montana, Trails End Collection, Autry Museum, 93.225.27

Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, Autry Museum, 309.L.6

Purchase made possible by Jackie and Gene Autry, Autry Museum, 2008.34.1

Museum Purchase, Autry Museum, 92.147.1

Museum Purchase, Autry Museum, 91.41.1, 91.41.2

Organized around three primary themes—Religion and Ritual, Land and Landscape, and Migration and Movement—Art of the West displays historical works by such masters as Thomas Moran and Frederic Remington alongside more contemporary pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe, Virgil Ortiz, Luis Tapia, David Levinthal, and many others. Shown with these icons are rarely seen artworks from the Autry’s rich collections, including the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, as well as a selection of contemporary photography in Yosemite After Adams, which focuses on changing visions of this famous landscape.

Art of the West

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