Showcasing the dynamic and evolving world of art that springs from the cultural practices of some of the many peoples who have shaped the American West, this exhibition explores how shared values and interests have inspired artists from different cultures and times to create distinctive, powerful works that speak to their experience of the West as both a destination and a home.
Art of the West is the primary exhibition in the newly designed Irene Helen Jones Parks Gallery of Art. This gallery is the first major renovation of the Autry National Center in 25 years. Along with Art of the West, the gallery has two changing exhibition spaces and an in-gallery meeting space for public lectures for up to 40 visitors.
All casework for this exhibition was designed and fabricated in-house.