February 7, 2014 - May 10, 2014Curated by Kirk Ambrose, Associate Professor of Art History, Chair of the Art & Art History Department, Editor-in-Chief of Art Bulletin, and Stephen V. Martonis, Interim Director, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder.
American West features selections from the substantial nineteenth- and twentieth-century holdings of the CU Art Museum’s Permanent Collection.
This exhibition explores how artists documented, as well as mythologized, the western United States. Included in this exhibition are works by Charles Partridge Adams, Thomas Hart Benton, Eve Drewelowe, and Muriel Sibell Wolle. The questions these works raise touch upon the representation of history, the significance of landscape, the uses of natural resources, and the effects of cultural encounters.