Art Review

Review: Discovering and Interpreting the West Takes a Fresh Look at the Landscape

Discovering and Interpreting the West The Arvada Center 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard

It was the scenic Rocky Mountains that first attracted artists to Colorado 150 years ago, and paintings and photos of the landscape are the works that laid the foundation for the rapidly developing art scene we have here now.

This kind of art continues to play a key role for many contemporary artists around here, and it was with that in mind that Kristin Bueb, the Arvada Center's exhibition coordinator and registrar, organized the three-part landscape extravaganza Discovering and Interpreting the West: 19th, 20th and 21st Century Landscapes.

See also: Review: Dmitri Obergfell Collapses the Old Into the New at Gildar Gallery

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Michael Paglia is an art historian and writer whose columns have appeared in Westword since 1995; his essays on the visual arts have also been published in national periodicals including Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction and Sculpture Magazine. He taught art history at the University of Colorado Denver.
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