Current Exhibition

Backstory

Western American Art in Context

See the art. See the artifacts. Get the backstory.

Albert Bierstadt’s magnificent landscapes, Frederic Remington’s exuberant bronzes, the Taos painters’ colorful scenes of the Southwest: you may know some of these legendary artworks, but what are the stories behind them?

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Inside Backstory exhibit, art hanging on red walls.
Backstory exhibit with art and statues.
Backstory exhibit, blue walls, art and statues.
Inside Backstory exhibit, bench for sitting, two pieces of art on two walls.
People in the Backstory gallery looking at art and conversing.

We are delighted to be collaborating with History Colorado on Backstory, and offering western American art lovers the opportunity to explore one of DAM’s most beloved collections in a new dialogue with History Colorado’s amazing historical artifacts.

Christoph Heinrich, director, Denver Art Museum