Where better to take in an exhibition of historical Western paintings than the desert retreat of Palm Springs?
An impressive exhibition of art of the American West debuts at the Palm Springs Art Museum on September 27. “A Grand Adventure: American Art of the West” displays paintings and works on paper from 20 local private collections, providing what is, for many of them, a rare public viewing. The exhibition will hang through January 4, 2015.

Thomas Worthington Whittredge, “Indian Encampment (Longs Peak, Colorado),” ca. 1870, oil on canvas, 12 1/8 x 24 1/8 in. Private collection, courtesy Gerald Peters Gallery

Bert Geer Phillips, “Untitled (Indian Drum Song),” ca. 1950, oil on canvas, 30 x 20 in. Palm Springs Art Museum, promised gift of Annette C. Smith in memory of Bill Smith and in honor of the Museum’s 75th Anniversary
“A Grand Adventure” features 45 artworks from many of the most important names in Western painting from the last two centuries, including C.M. Russell, Maynard Dixon, Bert Geer Phillips, Charles Wimar, William R. Leigh, Granville Redmond, Thomas Moran, Homer Boss, Eanger Irving Couse, Thomas Worthington Whittredge, Carl Oscar Borg, John Frost, Albert Bierstadt, Walter Ufer, Henry F. Farny, Edgar Payne, Guy Rose, and Alfred R. Mitchell.

Granville Redmond, “California Poppies and Oaks,” ca. 1922-1926, oil on canvas board, 20 x 25 in. Collection of Steven Stern, Steven Stern Fine Arts, Beverly Hills, CA
The important schools of the Taos Society of Artists, the California Impressionists, and the Santa Fe Art Colony are each represented in the display. The artworks on view range from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century.
To learn more, visit the Palm Springs Art Museum online.


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