The New Westward: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles that Move the Modern West

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Oct 15 2016 - Feb 12 2017

The early 1800s brought the dawn of exploration and development of the American West. The spirit of exploration continues through the present-day, as people move throughout the region using the fastest and most efficient modes of transportation available: trains, planes, and automobiles.

Traditional artistic depictions of the landscape are frequently idyllic and seemingly untouched by man. However, some contemporary artists capture nostalgic images of neon signs, classic cars, motorcycles, biplanes, or locomotive engines; others depict steel train tracks, asphalt thoroughfares, or the concrete airport runways that have left an unforgettable mark on the land, forever affecting nature as well as American history.

This exhibition looks at this unique side of the West through works of art, and consider the ways transport technologies have impacted their lives and changed the Western scene.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • American
  • Western

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