Journeys West (symposium)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 10:00am5:00pm
Hamilton Building - Lower Level
Ticketed with member discount. Purchase tickets online or call 720-913-0130.

The Denver Art Museum’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art is pleased to present their eighth annual symposium that will examine artistic pilgrimages of various eras that left a significant mark on American art history.  Many artists ventured to the American West in hopes of finding an artistic muse. They journeyed west seeking unique subject matter made even rarer by its remoteness. Whatever the distance, this westward journey often inspired artists as much as the destination. This one-day symposium will explore how the West indelibly shaped artists' work and how, for some, the western experience included an unforgettable journey.

Symposium speakers and topics

  • Eric Paddock, Curator of Photography, Denver Art Museum — William Henry Jackson’s Tale of Arrival
  • Toby Jurovics, Chief Curator & Holland Curator of American Western Art, Joslyn Art Museum —Thomas Moran and Yellowstone: Setting the Compass West
  • Derrick R. Cartwright, Director of University Galleries and Professor of Practice, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History, University of San Diego —Robert Henri’s California
  • Carolyn Kastner, Curator, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum — Georgia O’Keeffe’s 1929 Journey West

10 am-5 pm, doors open at 9 am

$25 student, $55 DAM member, $65 nonmember. Registration is required.

For more information or questions, call 720-913-0147 or e-mail western@denverartmuseum.org.