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A Selection of Masterpieces: Art from the Denver Art Museum’s Western American Art Collection

Aug 28, 2017

How do museums determine what is worthy of collecting and saving for posterity? Many of the paintings, artifacts, and ephemera found in the collections of our nation’s museums rarely see the light of day. From these vast collections, how do curators determine which works to put on display for the public? Join Jennifer R. Henneman, assistant curator for the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum, as she delves into stories related to paintings and sculpture from Backstory: Western American Art in Context. Discover more about the provenance of these works as well as the forethought that went into choosing them for this exhibition.