Artful Insight–Ernest Blumenschein

Artful Insight–Ernest Blumenschein

Ernest Blumenschein, "Sangre de Cristo Mountains," 1926. American Museum of Western Art - The Anschutz Collection

Co-founder of the renowned Taos Society of Artists, Ernest L. Blumenschein's colorful oil paintings of Native Americans and Southwestern landscapes influenced how the rest of the world saw the vast region. While Blumenschein's work both on and off the canvas are inextricably tied to the artsy New Mexico hamlet, it was initially a busted wagon wheel that waylaid the Pittsburgh-born painter and musician there long enough to open a painting studio. Artful Insight, an ongoing series at the American Museum of Art's Anschutz Collection (1721 Tremont Place) narrows its focus to four of Blumenschein's paintings, examining the interplay between the Southwest's influence on Blumenschein's paintings and his influence on the Southwest. The ninety minute talk begins at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 17. Visit Anschutzcollection.org to learn more and buy tickets, $10. Make haste, these events sell out quickly.

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