Virtual Conversation with the Partner Museums of Many Wests

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 7pm EDT
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Five curators engaged in creating the exhibition Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea discuss the exhibition's development and the process of working across multiple partner institutions. Go in-depth with the behind-the-scenes challenges of a traveling exhibition and how local ties play a role into each venue for the tour. Eleanor Jones Harvey, senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, moderates the virtual panel of museum peers featuring Amy Chaloupka of Whatcom Museum, Melanie Fales of Boise Art Museum, Anne Hyland of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Danielle Knapp of Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and Alisa McCusker of Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

Image: Angel Rodríguez-Díaz, The Protagonist of an Endless Story, 1993, oil on canvas, 72 x 57 7/8 in. (182.9 x 147.0 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible in part by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool and the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program, 1996.19, © 1993, Angel Rodriguez-Diaz


 The Protagonist of an Endless Story by Angel Rodríguez-Díaz
Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea
July 28, 2023January 14, 2024
Ideas about the American West, both in popular culture and in commonly accepted historical narratives, are often based on a past that never was, and fail to take into account important events that actually occurred.