More Than: Expanding Identities of Artists from the American West focuses on works of art created in the American West, the U.S. Southwest border, and parts of Canada, viewing how artists embrace various parts of themselves and incorporate these identities into their works of art.
An artist’s individuality and perception offer complex, noteworthy, and rich histories frequently overlooked, often representing personal intersections of identity.
This exhibition explores how works of art speak for the ways artists assume multiple roles, serving as not only as a creator of artwork, but as partners, caregivers, community members, storytellers, knowledge bearers, activists, immigrants, and countless positions not always evident. In addition, examples of historic works are included in conversation with contemporary types of art to broaden how art of the American West is viewed and understood, provide ways to make meaningful connections, link the past and present, and draw comparisons between artists’ ideas, styles, and motifs.
Credit: Overview from museum website