Never Before Seen Works & Stories of the Western American Art Collection

Jun 29, 2021


This is an online event. It does not take place at the museum.

This talk highlights the variety of new and never-before-seen works that will be presented in the reinstallation and new approaches to the reimagined galleries.

The new galleries are a culmination of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art’s ambitious, long-term, and strategic programming and collecting practices and a celebration of its 20th anniversary. Essential to the Petrie Institute’s evolution has been the growth of the collection through the procurement of strategic acquisitions and significant gifts.

Old favorites from the collections of William and Dorothy Harmsen (2001), Henry C. Roath (2013), and Dr. George C. and Cathryn M. Peck (2014) will of course be on view. However, over the last few years, the curators have also focused on diversifying the collection to better represent historically under-recognized perspectives such as women and people of color.