Into A New West: Contemporary Works from the Booth Museum
The 1960s were a time of sweeping change in the United States. From John F. Kennedy’s “New Frontier” speech to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the move to examine our national values resulted in changes to everything from our laws to our societal structure. As Civil Rights protests and anti-war demonstrations progressed, growing support for environmentalism, feminism, and the Sexual Revolution signaled a shift in many sentimental affections for the Old West and its accompanying traditional style. A counterculture opened up new avenues of exploration, giving rise to alternative expressions of a New West. Into a New West, an exhibition of fifty contemporary works on loan from the Booth Western Art Museum, examines an ongoing evolution as artists continue to echo the changes in the values of American life in the West.
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