CultureHaus InHaus Presents The Western: An Epic in Art and Film

Frederic Remington, A Dash for the Timber, 1889. Oil on canvas. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Amon G. Carter Collection.

CultureHaus InHaus Presents Tour and Trivia in The Western: An Epic in Art and Film

The Western: An Epic in Art and Film is the first major exhibition to examine the Western genre and its evolution from the mid-1800s to the present through fine art, film, and popular culture. Featuring 160 works, the exhibition explores gender roles, race relations, and gun violence—offering a visual journey that is more than cowboys, bandits, and barroom brawls.

The exhibition is co-organized by the DAM and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA); co-curated by Thomas Brent Smith, director of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the DAM, and Mary Dailey Desmarais, Ph.D., curator of International Modern Art at the MMFA. Thomas Brent Smith will introduce the exhibition before a self-led tour and afterward lead us in a game of trivia!

There will be time at the beginning of the event to mingle and enjoy complimentary Odell beer, with other selections available at the cash-only bar. The event is $5 per person for CultureHaus members and one guest. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Date: Wednesday, June 07, 2017
  • Location: Denver Art Museum, Hamilton Building, Level 2 (map)
  • Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm: Cocktails from 6:00–6:30pm, Speaker begins at 6:30pm followed by self-led tours. Trivia with co-curator, Thomas Brent Smith starts at 7:35 pm.
  • Cost: $5/person for Members and Guest
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The Western: An Epic in Art and Film is co-organized by the Denver Art Museum and the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. It is presented with generous support from the Terra Foundation for American Art, Jim and Lucy Wallace, Adolph Coors Exhibition Endowment Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, Harmes C. Fishback Foundation Trust, and Robert and Carolyn Barnett. Additional funding is provided by the donors to the Petrie Institute of Western American Art endowment and to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and by the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.