This lovely and intriguing art collection focuses on a short period of time between the 19th and 20th century - about 90 years - during which the West was transformed from an unknown and mysterious region to a settled world. All the art in this salon-style gallery focuses on this transition - Expeditionary Artists, The Hudson River and Rocky Mountain Schools, Narrative Artists, California Painters, Interpreters of the Old West, Taos and Santa Fe Schools, Modernist Art in the West, American Regionalism and New Deal Art. It's a unique way of looking at the evolution of the west. Use the audio guide to truly understand what you are looking at. The beautiful Navarre Building in which the art is housed was built in 1880.
American Museum Of Western Art Of The Anschutz Collection Travel Tips
- Check attraction website for upcoming artful insight exhibits.
- No photography, food, smoking or pets.
- Kids under 8 not allowed.
Entrance Ticket Details For American Museum Of Western Art Of The Anschutz Collection
- Guided tour: Adults: USD 10; Seniors and Students: USD 7
- Self-Guided Tour: USD 5
- ARtful insights: USD 10
- Military Discounts available
American Museum Of Western Art Of The Anschutz Collection Hours
- Guided tours on Monday and Wednesday starting at 10am or 1pm. Arrive 10 minutes early.
How to Reach American Museum Of Western Art Of The Anschutz Collection
- Bus 10 stop 17th St & Glenarm [ Y Stop ]
- Bus 20 stop 17th Ave & Broadway
- Buses 8, 19, 20, 28, 28B, 32, 52, MALLRIDE stop 16th Street Mall & Tremont St
- Light rail D, H and F stop 18th & California Station
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American Museum Of Western Art Of The Anschutz Collection Reviews & Ratings
Thanks to the Anschutz family for making such a magnificent collection available for public viewing. In addition to their value as fine art, the paintings—mostly oils—have historic importance as depictions of life in the West prior to photographs or when photography was still in its infancy. Just a couple of drawbacks: The building, though charming, is too small for the collection, so that the paintings are crammed literally from floor-to-ceiling. This makes it hard to get a good view of paintings that are too high or too low. Moreover, the lighting relies mostly on traditional spotlights that create shiny bright spots on some of the works, especially those near the ceiling. Nevertheless, a memorable and worthwhile experience!
We loved the musical presentation about Colorado History through music provided by Swallow Hill musicians! What an unexpected treat this was last week! If you enjoy learning about Colorado's history or Western history for that matter, be sure to stop by and enjoy all the artwork.
Great docent-led tour but no photos allowed. Some great artists in the collection but I realized I’m not a fan of “salon-style” installations. I would prefer a different style of curation.
Large Western art collection and free audio guide. We were there with friends on a free Friday. I think there are too many painting, 3 floors and all the walls are packed with beautiful paintings. Some are hard to see with the reflection from the lighting.
Time very well spent , insights into people and culture we know too little about . Folks at museum great help and delightful hosts . Hope the city and other cultural institutions become more aware of the value of knowing the history the museum is trying to preserve and expand upon . Good for the Coors family , Anschutz tribe , Bob Lembke , the Brown Pslace folks pitch in and enrich the rich cultural fabric that is Denver , our country's wonderful West .