William Lamb Picknell, From My Studio Windows (detail), c. 1890, oil paint on canvas, Denver Art Museum: Funds from the Friends of Painting and Sculpture and T. Edward and Tullah Hanley by exchange, 1998.213
Photography Courtesy of the Denver Art Museum
Current Program Offerings: through June, 2017

Exploring the Denver Art Scene: Critics, Dealers, Artists
Video of the Panel Discussion held February 9, 2017 is now available. Click here to view.


Tour: The Western: An Epic in Art and Film

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 9 am
Meet in the Hamilton Building lobby
8:15-9  Coffee will be provided in the museum coffee shop.
Free and open to Fopas members ONLY. Tour is limited to 30 members.
Reservations are required and the special exhibit fee must be paid, go to:
or call 720-913-0130.

Thomas Smith, curator of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art, will lead a tour of The Western: An Epic in Art and Film. The exhibit is the first major exhibition to examine the Western genre and its evolution from the mid-1800's to the present through fine art, film, and popular culture. Featuring 160 works, the exhibition explores gender roles, race relations, and gun violence-offering a visual journey that is more than cowboys and American Indians, pursuits and duels, or bandits and barroom brawls. The Western observes how the mythology of the West spread throughout the world and endures today.

              …to upcoming events, tours, and programs for FOPAS members:
  • a summer tour of a unique sculpture garden
  • a Great Collections fundraiser at a special home in Cherry Creek
  • a fall excursion to Fort Collins to visit artist’s studios and the CSU museum
  • an opportunity for a hardhat tour of the new Kirkland Museum before it opens to the public
  • a lecture on Degas by Richard Kendall and Jill DeVonyar to take place in conjunction with the FOPAS annual meeting in September
  • more programs about Degas before the exhibit opens in February, 2018

Stay tuned!

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