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Elevating western American art : developing an institute in the cultural capital of the Rockies

Author: Thomas Brent Smith; Marlene Chambers; Petrie Institute of Western American Art.
Publisher: Denver : Petrie Institute of Western American Art ; Norman, OK : Distributed by University of Oklahoma Press, ©2012.
Series: Western passages.
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"Unprecedented in size and scope, this special issue of Western Passages celebrates the full range of the western American art holdings at the Denver Art Museum. Published to mark the tenth anniversary of the museum's Petrie Institute of western American Art, the volume includes thirty essays by art historiasn from across the Unives States and Canada on topis in western American art and on more than twenty of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: In art
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Brent Smith; Marlene Chambers; Petrie Institute of Western American Art.
ISBN: 9780914738718 0914738712 9780914738725 0914738720
OCLC Number: 759907987
Description: 320 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.
Contents: Foreword and acknowledgements / Thomas Brent Smith --
A history of western American art at the Denver Art Museum / Marlene Chambers --
The collection --
Early landscapes of the Colorado frontier / Nicole A. Parks --
Shoshone Indians at the Mountain Lake: "a thing of beauty is a joy forever" / Karen E. Brooks --
Albert Bierstadt's Wind River Country / Peter H. Hassrick --
Moran and the British landscape tradition / Kathleen Stuart --
Modernist road trip / Emily Ballew Neff --
New Mexico recollection # 6: the American west in a Europ[e]an metropolis / Heather Hole --
Colorado painters and printmakers: between the wars (1918-1941) / Hugh Grant --
Eastern passage: Hiroshi Yoshida and his depiction of western America / Ronald Y. Otsuka --
Reframing traditional realist painting in the west / Don Stinson --
The necessity for ruins / Ann Scarlett Daley --
Dancing on a line / Timothy J. Standring --
Willy, Argus & Lucky: the horses of Deborah Butterfield / Gwen F. Chanzit --
Motherwell's Angus by Theodore Waddell: whose cattle are these? / Dean Sobel --
On entropology: the vivid waters of David Maisel and Robert Smithson / Micah Messenheimer --
Valley curtain: project for Rifle, Colorado / Jill Desmond --
Trappers and cowboys: Long Jakes, the "Rocky Mountain Man" / Carol Clark --
Still in the saddle: cowboys in American art / B. Byron Price --
Thomas Eakins: Cowboy Singing / Peter H. Hassrick --
The horn chair / Darrin Alfred --
The power of art and artists in Native America / Nancy J. Blomberg --
George Catlin, Pohk-hong, The Cutting Scene : Mandan O-Kee-Pa ceremony / Joan Carpenter Troccoli --
The Indian Hunter / Lewis I. Sharp --
Charles M. Russell's In the Enemy's Country / Brian W. Dippie --
Frederic Remington's The Cheyenne / Lewis I. Sharp --
Andy Warhol's The American Indian (Russell Means) / Christoph Heinrich --
Portraits by James Bama: Plains Indians during an era of movement / Thomas Brent Smith --
Art history mystery: a New Mexican lunette / Donna Pierce --
Bound for Taos: in search of American art / Marie Watkins --
Robert Henri and the changing face of modern American art: portraits of westerners / Thomas Brent Smith --
E. Martin Hennings, Rabbit Hunt / Peter H. Hassrick --
Petrie Institute of Western American Art 2001-2011 --
Exhibitions, publications, symposia.
Series Title: Western passages.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Brent Smith ; introduction by Marlene Chambers.

Abstract:

"Unprecedented in size and scope, this special issue of Western Passages celebrates the full range of the western American art holdings at the Denver Art Museum. Published to mark the tenth anniversary of the museum's Petrie Institute of western American Art, the volume includes thirty essays by art historiasn from across the Unives States and Canada on topis in western American art and on more than twenty of the mseum's undisputed masterworks. ... Special attention is paid, as well, to contemporary works of western American art and to objects that relate to western American art but are displayed an cared for in other museum departments."--book jacket.
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