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, Wednesdays, and Fridays and tickets can 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 Special Programs

The American Museum of Western Art strives to create educational and entertaining programs for our visitors throughout the year. Our Special Programs are designed to engage visitors in conversation, explore specific works and artists found in the collection, and cultivate the inspiration found all around us in the galleries. We invite you to browse our upcoming programs and join us in our adventures through the American West through art.

AMWA Closed

September 29th, 2017

We will be closed on September 29 for a teacher workshop. For more information or to register for the workshop please follow the link below.

Writing the West–Water

October 18th, 2017

Monthly creative writing session co-led by Lighthouse Writers Workshop.


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Puzzlin’ Art SPARK! Alzheimer’s Association Program

October 19th, 2017

In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter, the American Museum of Western Art offers through the SPARK program an opportunity for individuals with mild memory loss and their care partners to enjoy art and artifacts in a guided, comfortable setting that is both welcoming and stimulating.

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Artful Insight -
Eanger Irving Couse

October 23rd, 2017

Couse was the founding president of the Taos Society of Artists, known for his quiet, contemplative scenes.

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FREE All-Day Self-Guided Tours

Novemeber 6th, 8th & 10th 2017

Join us for a FREE self-guided tour to celebrate Denver Arts Week and the local art scene!

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Artful Insight -
Frank Mechau

November 20th, 2017

Colorado artist, Frank Mechau, produced many large scale murals for the Federal Art Project.

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Writing the West–Confidence Men

November 29th, 2017

Monthly creative writing session co-led by Lighthouse Writers Workshop.


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