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Exhibition: “Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier,” The Phelan Collection

Art & Museum Exhibits

Sunday August 3, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday August 10, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday August 17, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday August 24, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday August 31, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier” features a large selection of paintings and watercolors from the private collection of Arthur J. Phelan of Chevy Chase, Maryland. A lifelong student of American history, Phelan began collecting views of the American West several decades ago, eager to better understand the relevance of the frontier to the American psyche and its role in the construction of the nation’s identity.

Spanning the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries, the collection features works by many well-known artists—Albert Bierstadt, Karl Bodmer, Frederic Remington, and Carl Wimar—as well as works by lesser-known men and women who recorded their observations of the West. The exhibition highlights three themes: the natural wonder of the western landscape; the steady encroachment of settlements into once open territory; and the remarkable individuals, many of them anonymous, who populated the frontier as it moved westward.

“Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier,” The Phelan Collection, was organized by Exhibits Development Group, USA.

Continuing through August 31, 2014.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and some holidays

FREE ADMISSION

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COST:

FREE ADMISSION


BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Palmer Museum of Art


WEBSITE:

http://www.palmermuseum.psu.edu

Venue

Palmer Museum of Art
Penn State, Curtin Road
University Park, PA,

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