The Art of the American West collection, defined by geographical subject, consists of historic and contemporary works of art which focus on varying expressions of individuals, landscapes, ideals, and myths of the American West. It includes a wide array of artistic traditions from Euro-American and Native American peoples, spanning across the Southwest, Plains, and Rocky Mountain regions.
The Frank and Jean Hamilton Gallery, the Jeanette and Bernard Schmidt Gallery, and entry of the John K. Goodman Pavilion display artistic representations from the past 200 years through today in an assortment of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, textiles, ceramics, and other media. The story of the West is told through depictions by nineteenth-century artist-explorers, the Taos School of Artists, Native American cultural artists, and modern and contemporary Western artists.
Represented artists include: Henry C. Balink, Oscar E. Berninghaus, Maynard Dixon, Maria Poveka Martinez, Ed Mell, Howard Post, Charles Marion Russell, Fritz Scholder, Joseph Henry Sharp, and Olaf Weighorst.
Search our Collection under “West”, “Native American”, or “Ethnographic.”