Step Back into the American West,
Where Art and History Come Together.

It is the mission of the American Museum of Western Art to promote the public’s understanding and appreciation of art depicting the American West from the early 1800s through the present day. The art presented is intended to give the public a better understanding and appreciation of the character, history, and beauty of the American West and the peoples, individuals, and ideas that transformed it over time.

The Anschutz Collection offers guided and self-guided tours of the museum on Mondays and Wednesdays and tickets must be purchased in advance. In addition to guided and self-guided tours, The Anschutz Collection accommodates school tours and group tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which can be arranged using the forms provided in Visitor Information.

The Anschutz Collection offers educational programs including our monthly special topic conversations, Artful Insights. Please see our upcoming programs listing below or visit our Tickets page for more information.


Join Our Artful Insights

Albert Bierstadt, “Wind River, Wyoming” c. 1870

Artful Insights are limited to a small number of visitors so each guest can have an intimate experience with the art and Museum guide. Artful Insights discuss a work of art, subject matter or artist in detail that you won’t experience on a regular tour. Advance reservations are highly recommended, as programs often sell out.

Next Up: Albert Bierstadt – December 5th, 2016

Albert Bierstadt, namesake of one of Colorado’s 14-ers will be the subject of our next Artful Insight. The Hudson River school artist traveled throughout Colorado and the West eventually becoming known for his sublime western landscapes, six of which are on exhibit at the museum. Bierstadt had a deep connection to the western landscape which is evident
as he refers to the west, “man is so fortunate to dwell
in this American Garden of Eden.”

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