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William H.D. Koerner, The Tent Law, Don’t You Go Frettin’, Sallie, I’ll Tend To It, 1922. Oil on canvas.

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 and American Indians, pursuits and duels, or bandits and barroom brawls. The Western observes how the mythology of the West spread throughout the world and endures today. From the romantic, large-scale paintings by Frederic Remington and Albert Bierstadt to the legends of “Buffalo Bill” Cody and Billy the Kid, the American West materializes at the Denver Art Museum, May 27–September 10. 

Visit denverartmuseum.org to learn more about this one of a kind exhibit that cowboys, cowgirls, country folk, and fans of the old west from all over the world will love.