Image shown: Joseph Henry Sharp, From the Corner of the Pueblo Studio, undated.
Oil on canvas. 21½ x 32½ inches (54.6 x 82.5 cm).
Gift of Fra Dana, Photograph by Todd Goodrich.
Glorious Vista: Art of the American West from the MMAC Permanent Collection
January 7 - February 20, 2016
Paxson and Meloy Galleries
From the Pueblos of New Mexico to Glacier National Park, this exhibition explores the landscapes and people of the Rocky Mountain West during the 19th and 20th centuries. Landscape paintings by Edgar Paxson, Joseph Henry Sharp and others in the Meloy Gallery combine to show the backdrop that enticed many west. Paintings and sculptures of cowboys and Native Americans by Charles M. Russell, Ace Powell, Nancy McLaughlin, and George Catlin round out this show in the Paxson Gallery to give a face to individuals who made history in the broader American West. From documenting Native American tribal identities to rallying support behind conservation and the National Parks movement, see how art in the West evolved to create a regional aesthetic that remains influential today.