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Looking West

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Navajo Land , about 1940 © Courtesy of Indianapolis Museum of Art
Looking West

4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208-3326
February 3rd, 2012 - August 5th, 2012

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Tuesday & Wednesday - 11 am to 5 pm, Thursday - 11 am to 9 pm, Friday - 11 am to 9 pm, Saturday - 11 am to 5 pm, Sunday - noon to 5 pm
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prints, photography

DESCRIPTION

Over the period 1870 to 1945 the American West became an increasingly popular sketching ground for eastern artists. The first arrivals were view-painters like Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran whose panoramic paintings, reproduced as chromolithographs, brought the unimagined majesty of the Rockies and Sierras to a broad eastern audience. They were followed by reportorial artists such as Frederic Remington and the photographer Edward Curtis intent on preserving artistically and romantically the disappearing frontier and Native American culture. As artists became residents of the west in the early 20th century, their perspective changed, with tidbits of local color replacing the grandiose prospect.

This exhibition will bring 51 prints, drawings and photographs to the public, few of which have been shown before, including several never-displayed works by the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico. Forty-seven of the works are from the permanent collection and four from a local private collection.