The American Museum of Western Art, located in Denver, Colorado, has announced special guided tours of the Anschutz Collection on the first Monday of each month this summer. The Monday tours, dubbed “Artful Insights” and led by museum staff, allow visitors to take in information about specific artists, artworks, and topics.
The American Museum of Western Art was founded in 2010 to house and publicly display paintings and art works representing the American West. The works range in years from the early 19th century to that of the contemporary era. The collection is located in the historic Navarre Building in downtown Denver – the building was constructed in 1880. This writer was fortunate to tour the collection in 2013 and its breadth is incredible.
The first Artful Insight tour on June 2nd will examine the life and work of William Tylee Ranney (1813-1857), a self-taught painter who created portrayals of the West as it was prior to the US Civil War and major settlement by westward-migrating non-Indigenous Americans. The American Museum of Western Art houses four works by Ranney.
Trapper Crossing the Mountains – (1853) – Oil on Canvas
In addition to the special 2014 summer tours, the museum also offers docent-led and self-guided visits. Further information about the American Museum of Western Art – Anschutz Collection can be found at The Anschutz Collection.
UPDATE: The first Artful Insight tour on June 2nd has sold out. Contact the museum to reserve a space for the July 7th or August 4th tours.
(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)