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Artful Insight–George Catlin

August 7, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

- $10.00

George Catlin, “The Bull Dance,” 1832.

George Catlin was the first of many painters to choose the West as his main source of subject matter. Beginning in the 1830s, he took many trips up the Missouri River to the Dakotas, observing first-hand the buffalo hunts, ceremonies, and rituals of the Mandan.  During this Artful Insight we will discuss three paintings by Catlin which are in the Collection. Each one depicts an aspect of the Mandan’s social and cultural history, and serves as an extraordinary record of a tribe that was nearly decimated by Small Pox soon after they were painted.

Artful Insights are limited to a small number of visitors so each guest can have an intimate experience with the art and Museum guide. Advance reservations are highly recommended, as programs often sell out.  Tickets are not refundable for sold-out events.

Guests may arrive early to reserve their seat.  The talk will begin at 11:45am and last approximately 1 hour.  The Museum guide will reserve the last portion of each talk for guests’ questions and to give visitors the opportunity to enjoy other paintings on view as time allows.


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August 7, 2017
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
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American Museum of Western Art
1727 Tremont Place
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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(303) 293-2000

 As a Blue Star Museum, we offer FREE admission to active duty military personnel and their families with valid ID. To reserve tickets please contact us at Info@AnschutzCollection.org or (303)293-2000.

MY Denver Card holders receive FREE admission to the Museum when accompanied by a paid chaperone. FREE admission is valid for regular guided tours and self-guided tours. To reserve tickets please contact us at info@AnschutzCollection.org or call (303)293-2000.