Selected works of art from the private collection of Leland and LaRita Boren, make up one part of the tripartite exhibition. The Borens are collectors of cowboy art, most made after World War II, Director Peter Blume said.
“We can see in many of these works of art a nostalgia for an earlier and idealized history of the American West,” Blume said.
Other features include works from the museum’s collection, including paintings by Frank Tenney Johnson and bronze sculptures by Paul Manship and Cyrus Edwin Dallin. A third aspect of the exhibition includes crafts of Native American artists selected to give a sense of the dialog Native Americans were having with the white settlers. “These items were designed for trade or made with materials furnished by European settlers, often incorporating motifs like American flags,” Blume said.
Exhibition Date: May 11, 2007 - August 18, 2007
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