Programs

Museum Meditation 06/20/2024

June 20, 2024

Thursday, June 20, 2024 Come decompress in AMWA’s galleries with a guided meditation class from 1:00 - 1:45 PM. Find peace and relaxation in this condensed lunchtime session that is great for both beginners and meditation enthusiasts. Classes will be led by Dharma practitioner, Erica, of Kadampa Meditation Center. Meditation classes will take place in one of the museum’s galleries on the third Thursday of the month, from May through August 2024.

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Queer Frontier: Pride Month Art Discussion - Cowboy Poetry of Queer Love

June 21, 2024

Friday, June 21, 2024, 3:00 p.m-4:00 p.m. Cowboys are icons of straight masculinity, who often formed deep bonds with their professional partners on the range. Sometimes those bonds were romantic and inspired artists and poets. Hear some cowboy love poetry while considering the painted subject. Image: Andrew Dasburg, Portrait of a Cowboy, Tom Holder, 1928

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Puzzlin’ Art SPARK! Program 6/27/24

June 27, 2024

Thursday, June 27, 2024 In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter, the American Museum of Western Art offers this SPARK program as an opportunity for individuals with mild memory loss and their care partners to enjoy art and artifacts in a guided, comfortable setting that is both welcoming and stimulating. Call 303-293-2000 to Register

Queer Frontier: Pride Month Art Discussion - Marsden Hartley

June 28, 2024

Friday, June 28, 2024, 3:00 p.m-4:00 p.m. Never openly out, Hartley was well known to be gay and many of his paintings expressed his homosexual desire in coded, and not-so-coded ways. His time in New Mexico fundamentally changed his approach to painting and provided a respite from his grief at the loss of his lover in WWI. We’ll discuss one of his New Mexico paintings and his later career. Image: Marsden Hartley, New Mexico Recollections, No. 15, 1923

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Artful Insights: Gustave Baumann

July 01, 2024

Monday, July 1, 2024, 3:00 p.m-4:00 p.m.

Gustave Baumann is best known for his printmaking using woodblocks, but he was involved in all kinds of artistic endeavors. He made oil paintings, built furniture, and even carved and performed with marionettes. He is also recognized for his role as an area coordinator of the Public Works of Art Project, a New Deal program to employ artists in the 1930s. He lived and worked in Santa Fe, New Mexico for over fifty years. Baumann’s images of southwestern landscapes and life in the pueblo are icons of American Western art. Get to know the man behind the color woodcut revival in America at this Artful Insight.

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Middle School Makers 07/05/2024

July 05, 2024

Friday, July 5, 2024, 3:00 p.m-4:30 p.m. Calling all rising 6th-9th graders: The American Museum of Western Art invites you to celebrate “FriYays!” Come with your adults to explore a new theme each week and create an artwork to take home. For this session, the theme will be: selfies, etc. We'll be exploring how artists portray themselves and their friends. Attendees will be making their own self-portraits. Image: Walter Ufer, Paint and Indians, 1923

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Westbound – The Trackers by Charles Frazier

July 09, 2024

Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 10:30am Westbound will discuss The Trackers by Charles Frazier. Pre-registration is required and will be limited to 15 guests.

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Middle School Makers 07/12/2024

July 12, 2024

Friday, July 12, 2024, 3:00 p.m-4:30 p.m. Calling all rising 6th-9th graders: The American Museum of Western Art invites you to celebrate “FriYays!” Come with your adults to explore a new theme each week and create an artwork to take home. For this session, the theme will be: Animal Kingdom. We'll be exploring the popularity and symbolism of animals in art. Attendees will be sewing a felt creature. Image: Emil Bisttram, Bucking Bronco (B-043), 1958

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Museum Meditation 07/18/2024

July 18, 2024

Thursday, July 18, 2024 Come decompress in AMWA’s galleries with a guided meditation class from 1:00 - 1:45 PM. Find peace and relaxation in this condensed lunchtime session that is great for both beginners and meditation enthusiasts. Classes will be led by Dharma practitioner, Erica, of Kadampa Meditation Center. Meditation classes will take place in one of the museum’s galleries on the third Thursday of the month, from May through August 2024.

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Middle School Makers 07/19/2024

July 19, 2024

Friday, July 19, 2024, 3:00 p.m-4:30 p.m. Calling all rising 6th-9th graders: The American Museum of Western Art invites you to celebrate “FriYays!” Come with your adults to explore a new theme each week and create an artwork to take home. For this session, the theme will be: Poetry Flex. We'll be exploring how painters turned words into images. Attendees will be expressing their visions through poetry. Image: Emanuel Leutze, The Last of the Mohicans, 1850

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