The American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection is a non-profit museum located in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 2010, it is the permanent home for The Anschutz Collection, a formerly private collection of paintings that surveys the art of the American West from the early 19th century to the present.
With a collection that spans nearly two centuries of art history, the museum's holdings include examples of early American expeditionary painting, Hudson River School and Rocky Mountain School landscapes, 19th-century American narrative painting, early American modernism, Expressionism, Cubism and Abstraction, American Regionalism, “New Deal Art”, and Abstract Expressionism.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
Meredith Husk | Jan 31, 2018
It's no joke when they tell you that they run out of wall space! That being said though, they have used the small space well, and everyone is very knowledgeable about the pieces.
Brigette Bustos | May 19, 2017
Really great collection, nicely arranged throughout. The building itself is a story worth hearing, let alone each piece displayed. The staff is friendly and does a nice job making sure people don't get too close to the open access art. (Some people are so unaware of their own limbs!) Knowledgeable, friendly staff in a wonderfully historical setting. Thank you, Mr. Anschutz, for making your art available for our viewing. The museum is outstanding.
Chris Morgan | Aug 16, 2017
Ok it's bad enough to support a self glorifying museum about the American West by someone who continues to be a rabid profiteer making billions exploiting and stealing from the lands of that very same American West. I do appreciate an attempt at philanthropy, but the hypocrisy here is ridiculous and would encourage anyone here to look into the history of the collection and where the money came from. However, given all that a public museum is admirable, but with a seemingly infinite budget please at least have a decent and knowledgeable staff and run a professional operation. This is certainly not he case here as the museum is very poorly run and managed. In the future I'll spend my time and energy supporting true patrons of the arts and professional institutions. Please fix this mess with your disrespectful and rude staff and poor museum information for everyone who wants to view the collection in the future.
Mark Caban | Nov 10, 2017
Enjoyed seeing the Taos Artists represented wonderful collection. Not sure of the Patron’s environmental or social responsibility.
Harper Jocque | Feb 11, 2017
Hidden gem and only $5 for the self guided tour, $10 for guided tour. An amazing collection of Western American art the spans from the earliest days of European movement into the west to contemporary painting and sculpture. The paintings are arranged in a dense salon style on the walls of the multi story building. It is a place where you try to be quiet, so not a good place for young kids. There's very little labeling beyond artist - date - title, so you need the audio guide to get a deeper story. I loved the collection, and could have spent hours taking in the art, but even if you breeze through the museum you'll be happy. My only complaint is that they do not have an online list of the artists in the collection, so if you want to remember an artist or specific work, be sure to write it down!
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