Image: Maynard Dixon. Wide Lands of the Navajo, 1945. Oil on canvas board, 24 x 38 in. Denver Art Museum: Roath Collection, 2013.100

Dates: Friday, March 5, 2021, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Cost: Museum members, free; guests 18 and younger, free; adults, $15

Beginning March 5, head to Frist Art Museum to see its new exhibit, Creating the American West in Art. The American West is an idea and process as much as it is a location. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, depictions of the people, landscape and wildlife of the West fostered a sense of American identity that was rooted in a pioneering spirit of adventure and opportunity. Through nearly 80 paintings and sculptures, the exhibit explores the nuances of a complex American West, including its often-challenging history, especially in relation to Indigenous people, and its vibrant cultural and artistic diversity.