Denver Art Museum Exhibition Highlights Contemporary Western Landscapes

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DENVER, CO.- The Denver Art Museum (DAM) celebrates nearly 20 years of collecting contemporary western art in the new exhibition, Western Horizons: Landscapes from the Contemporary Realism Collection. Currently on view, Western Horizons looks at the American West through the eyes of artists working today. Revealing the unique landscapes and scenery that still exist, the show features a selection of 25 paintings, purchased with funds raised by the museum’s Contemporary Realism Group. The exhibition will be on view through the summer of 2011 in the Hamilton Building’s Dietler Gallery of Western American Art. “The diverse landscapes of the American West continue to inspire artists today as they choose many different ways to depict both its grandeur and intimacy,” said Thomas Smith, the exhibition’s curator and director of the DAM’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art. “We’re