September 18 - November 16, 2014 - Discovering & Interpreting the West: 19th, 20th and 21st Century Landscapes
The exhibition examines landscapes from three centuries specifically related to the American West. On display are 19th century works by artists including Albert Bierstadt, Karl Bodmer, and Thomas Moran.
By the 20th century most of the west had been settled, and interpreting it took on a new meaning. No longer were artists documenting new geological features, flora and fauna that were nowhere to be seen in the East, they were interpreting the West artistically. Landscapes started to follow the artistic trends of the times, such as impressionism and abstraction. Many artists studied in academies and schools that were nestled in the West, and Colorado specifically. Works from this exhibition will be drawn from the Collection of Tracy & Sushe Felix, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, as well as Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and include artists such as Charles Bunnell, Boardman Robinson, Ethel Magafan, Adolf Dehn, Frank Vavra, Vance Kirkland, William Sanderson, and many more.
Image: Charles Bunnell, Trees and More Trees, 1930, Collection of Tracy & Sushe Felix