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Online Exhibition Guide
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Through an examination of the influence of French Orientalism on representations of the American West during the nineteenth and early twentieth centirues, this volume considers how French artistic values informed the development of western American art and the ways that Orientalist aesthetics and ideology shaped both French and American colonialism and expansion.
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Near East to Far West: Fictions of French and American Colonialism is organized by the Denver Art Museum. It has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Research for this exhibition was supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art. It is presented with generous support from Keith and Kathie Finger, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Sotheby's, the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the residents who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine and CBS Colorado.