Speaking on Business: UMFA — Go West! Art of the American Frontier

The "Go West! Art of the American Frontier exhibition" commemorates the critical period of Westward expansion from 1830 to 1930.

Chris Redgrave Nov 17, 2017

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

From 1830 to 1930, the West was a site of exploration and settlement for Euro-Americans and of displacement and adaptation for Native Americans, resulting in societal conflict that influenced creative expression. This critical period in American history has been captured in priceless artwork, and December 3, you’ll have the opportunity to see it in Salt Lake City with the opening of the “Go West! Art of the American Frontier” exhibition at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

The “Go West! Art of the American Frontier” exhibition is on loan from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, and commemorates the centennial of Buffalo Bill Cody’s passing. It’s also the first traveling exhibition at the UMFA since the Museum’s newly remodeled galleries opened.

Executive Director Gretchen Dietrich says this exhibition includes 80 artworks with pieces by landscape painters such as Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt and Rosa Bonheur, one of the 19th century’s best-known female artists. In addition to beautiful landscapes, you’ll see works by Plains Indian artists, like an Indian headdress, bear paw necklace, moccasins, and a parfleche bag, used to carry personal items.

Go West! includes a series of free educational programming to encourage critical thinking and accompanies the exhibition, which runs through March 11, 2018.

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For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.


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