Image: E. Martin Hennings. Rabbit Hunt, ca. 1925. Oil on canvas, 35 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. Denver Art Museum: William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen Collection, 2001.449. © E. Martin Hennings

Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: This is a virtual event
Cost: Free to attend

In collaboration with Frist Art Museum, join Thomas Brent Smith, director and curator of Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum, on March 5 for a special virtual presentation. With a long-standing connection to history painting and accounts of westward expansion, western American art has often been viewed, celebrated and critiqued based on historical authenticity rather than artistic merit. This has left the field with distinct barriers and limited its inclusiveness. Rethinking the boundaries of western American art with consideration for artistic merit can shape a more robust canon. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. and is free to attend.