Western art - Billy Schenck (b. 1947),
Billy Schenck (b. 1947), "Where'd They Go," 2023, oil on canvas, 20 x 20 in.

Western Art Exhibition > The Autry Museum of the American West is set to host its annual Masters of the American West Art Exhibition & Sale, featuring new pieces created by more than 60 leading painters and sculptors working in the Western genre. Their subject matter ranges from landscapes, seascapes, and wildlife to figures, portraits, and historical themes.

At a Glance:
Masters of the American West
Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles
masters.theautry.org
February 10–March 24, 2024

This year everyone is welcome to visit the exhibition between February 10 and March 24, but those wanting to acquire art must attend (or place an online bid) during the big sale on Saturday evening, February 24. The VIP Weekend launches on February 23 with a tour of the museum’s collections care and archives facility in Burbank, followed by an artists’ reception and exhibition preview.

On Saturday the 24th, guests will enjoy two panel discussions, a luncheon during which the award winners will be announced, and finally the festive cocktail reception and art sale. Details on the weekend’s various ticketing opportunities can be found on the museum’s website.

Since Masters of the American West launched in 1998, its proceeds have provided essential support for the Autry’s educational programs, exhibitions, and more than 100 public events annually. As its name suggests, the museum is dedicated to exploring the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the West.

Its collection of more than 600,000 artworks and artifacts encompasses the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, one of the finest holdings of Native American material in the U.S. Co-founded in 1988 by Jackie and Gene Autry and Joanne and Monte Hale, the Autry merged in 2002 with Women of the West, an organization highlighting the impact of women’s experiences.

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