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

Indians Outside Taos Pueblo, Gerald Cassidy, ca 1912-34, 44x29.5"

Gerald Cassidy, “Indians Outside Taos Pueblo,” c. 1912-34.

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 in a regular tour. Advance reservations are highly recommended, as programs often sell out.

Next Up: Gerald Cassidy – December 5th, 2016

Gerald Cassidy was a commercial artist in Denver, a founding member of the Santa Fe Artists’ Colony, and selected by Pablo Picasso to have one of his works displayed at the Luxemburg Palace, in France. Cassidy died at a young age, but was able to receive international recognition and attention for his beautifully colored and detailed work. Come join us as we explore this great artist’s life and work in the upcoming Artful Insight.

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