One of the premier Western art events in the world, Night of Artistsincludes the viewing and sale of over 270 new works of painting, sculpture and mixed media by more than 80 of today’s leading contemporary Western artists.
Night of Artists was created to celebrate Western art and the Briscoe would not exist without the artistic seeds that Night of Artists planted. The effort and funds to establish the museum grew from Night of Artists, making it a vital piece of the museum’s history as well as its signature annual event. Night of Artists serves as the primary fundraiser for the museum, benefiting the Briscoe’s full array of exhibitions, engagement, and educational programs throughout the year.
Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch
May 26 – September 4
A significant force in contemporary art in the Southwest from the early 1970s until her death in 1991, gallery director and art dealer Elaine Horwitch was instrumental in bringing experimental styles such as pop art, minimalism and conceptual art to the Southwest, launching the careers of hundreds of artists from the region. With galleries in Scottsdale, Santa Fe, Sedona, and Palm Springs, she was a leader in fostering what has been called “new Western art” or “Southwest pop.” Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch highlights the works of some of the Elaine Horwitch Galleries’ most popular artists. These paintings, sculptures, and works on paper reveal the breadth of art and innovation that occurred in the Southwest at a pivotal time of change. Featured artists include Tom Palmore, Billy Schenck, John Fincher, Fritz Scholder, Anne Coe, Marilyn Levine, Earl Biss, Woody Gwyn, Bob Wade and Lynn Taber.
Anouk Masson Krantz: “American Cowboys”
September 29 – January 22, 2024
Showcasing the enduring traditions around ranching and rodeo life from an outsider’s perspective, Anouk Masson Krantz: “American Cowboys” reflects the greatest virtues of America’s heritage. Krantz captures the lives and surroundings of American cowboys through more than 50 images from her solo journey across America, providing an inspiring homage to the pioneering spirit and its enduring strength that is alive and well in today’s modern world. Krantz’s images share a fresh perspective of the enduring cowboy culture, the families, men, women, children and rodeo and ranching communities in the heartland of the great American West. Renowned for her large-scale contemporary photography and use of space that defines her elegant, minimalistic style, the international photographer and author has developed several notable bodies of work, including “West: The American Cowboy” (2019), “American Cowboys” (2021) and “Ranchland: Wagonhound” (2022).