Branding the American West at Stark Museum of Art March 11

Branding the American West at Stark Museum of Art March 11

The Stark Museum of Art is preparing for one of the most significant exhibitions in its history, Branding the American West: Paintings and Films, 1900-1950, which opens Saturday, March 11, and will be on view through Sept. 9.

Prefacing the exhibition opening was the publication of an award-winning companion catalog with essays by scholars from around the nation, Branding the American West: Paintings and Films, 1900-1950, and is edited by Marian Wardle and Stark Museum of Art Curator, Sarah E. Boehme. Dr. Boehme will be present during opening day, from 10-11 a.m. to personally sign copies of the book.

The hard-bound, beautifully illustrated exhibition companion catalog is currently available for purchase at the Stark Museum of Art Museum Store for $39.95.

Also on opening day, enjoy exploring this exhibition with an SMA Educator during Art Talks: Casual Encounters with Art from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This program is a chance for guests to engage in an informal yet informative chat with a member of the Museum’s Education staff and expand the Museum experience in new and insightful ways.

The Branding the American West: Paintings and Films, 1900-1950 exhibition highlights more than 80 works of art and related film content highlighting the changing brands, or imagery of violence, beauty and celebration of the American West. See a side of The West you’ve never seen before.

“For those who interact often with our collections, this exhibition will bring works of art that are new to them, both from the BYU Museum of Art and from works in the Stark collection that have not been exhibited recently,” said Boehme. “Those works, along with the interpretation of the exhibition, will provide a new way of seeing some familiar works of art.”

The Stark Museum of Art is at 712 Green Ave. in Orange. For more information, view starkculturalvenues.org.

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