Elevating Western American Art (University of Oklahoma Press; $24.95)

elevating-western-art-oklahoma-pressThe pages of Elevating Western American Art feature 30 in-depth essays written by renowned art historians who discuss the works displayed at True West’s number one art museum of the year, the Denver Art Museum, along with the history behind Western American art.

With colorful full-page photographs of the  museum’s artwork and intriguing discussions on the frontier West’s landscapes, American Indians, trappers and cowboys, as well as contemporary artworks, Elevating Western American Art is truly a collectible book for any Western art fan. Editor Thomas Brent Smith, director of the 10-year-old Petrie Institute of Western American Art, intelligently presents how Denver staked a “claim as the scholarship capital of western American art.”

 

—Allison Carlton

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