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.
Opening Weekend Events:
Thursday, May 23 from 6:00 – 8:00pm
Exhibition Preview Party
Come celebrate the opening of Into A New West at the Jack Guenther Pavilion! Attendees have the opportunity to be one of the first to see the new exhibition and are treated to beer, wine, signature cocktails and appetizers. $30 for non-members and free for members!
Call 210.507.4864 for more information.
Friday, May 24
Exhibition Opening at 10:00am
Saturday, May 25 at 2:00pm
210 | West Gallery Talk – Curator’s Talk with Michael Duchemin
This month, Briscoe Museum President & CEO Michael Duchemin offers a walkthrough of this summer’s exhibition: Into a New West.
Sunday, May 26 at 1:00pm
Summer Film Series: Lonely Are the Brave
Kirk Douglas plays a ranch hand whose uncompromising spirit is severely challenged after he breaks out of jail. The series is curated by Professor Andrew Patrick Nelson, PhD who will lead a discussion before the film.