American Museum of Western Art, Denver

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The American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection is a non-profit museum located in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 2010, it is the permanent home for The Anschutz Collection, a formerly private collection of paintings that surveys the art of the American West from the early 19th century to the present.
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  • I can't call this a hidden gem, because it is located across the street from the Brown Palace Hotel, and not too difficult to find. This brick house holds 3 floors of western art and several rooms...  more »
  • There are not enough superlatives to do justice to this small gem of an art museum. Located in downtown Denver, the American Museum of Western Art houses the collection of Philip Anschutz, a...  more »
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  • Thanks to the Anschutz family for making such a magnificent collection available for public viewing. In addition to their value as fine art, the paintings—mostly oils—have historic importance as depictions of life in the West prior to photographs or when photography was still in its infancy. Just a couple of drawbacks: The building, though charming, is too small for the collection, so that the paintings are crammed literally from floor-to-ceiling. This makes it hard to get a good view of paintings that are too high or too low. Moreover, the lighting relies mostly on traditional spotlights that create shiny bright spots on some of the works, especially those near the ceiling. Nevertheless, a memorable and worthwhile experience!
  • Beautiful place with tons of amazing art, really enjoyed the audio walkthrough. Parking is a little difficult if you don't want to shell out 20 bucks but I lucked into finding 2 hour street parking just down the street. Entrance is cheap, very worth it.

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