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

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.

Henry Farny, “The Coming of the ‘Fire Horse,'” 1910

Next Up: Henry Farny, September 12th

Born in France and raised in America, Henry Farny’s artistic career benefited from his sketches, photographs, and the Indian artifacts that he collected on his first journey West, to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakota Territory. Primarily known as a painter of Native Americans, Farny’s scenes depict both the serenity of Indian encampments, as well as the advent of modern technology intruding into their homeland.

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