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  • John Sloan
    A Road to Santa Fe

    American and Western American

    Though American and Western American art works are displayed in separate galleries in the Museum, they are combined for purposes of online searching to return the greatest number of objects. Western Art is a subset of American art defined by subject matter, so a single artist might produce a body of work that falls into both categories. The American collection features art dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Western American Art dates from the early 19th century to the 21st century and focuses on images of the American West. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.
  • Sanford Robinson Gifford
    A Sketch of a Crag in the Catskills

    American and Western American

    Though American and Western American art works are displayed in separate galleries in the Museum, they are combined for purposes of online searching to return the greatest number of objects. Western Art is a subset of American art defined by subject matter, so a single artist might produce a body of work that falls into both categories. The American collection features art dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Western American Art dates from the early 19th century to the 21st century and focuses on images of the American West. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.
  • Peter Hurd
    A Well at Dusk

    American and Western American

    Though American and Western American art works are displayed in separate galleries in the Museum, they are combined for purposes of online searching to return the greatest number of objects. Western Art is a subset of American art defined by subject matter, so a single artist might produce a body of work that falls into both categories. The American collection features art dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Western American Art dates from the early 19th century to the 21st century and focuses on images of the American West. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.
  • Jay Dusard
    Abandoned Railway Coach Car, Rodeo, New Mexico

    American and Western American

    Though American and Western American art works are displayed in separate galleries in the Museum, they are combined for purposes of online searching to return the greatest number of objects. Western Art is a subset of American art defined by subject matter, so a single artist might produce a body of work that falls into both categories. The American collection features art dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Western American Art dates from the early 19th century to the 21st century and focuses on images of the American West. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.
  • Ben Foster
    Along the Canyon Rim

    American and Western American

    Though American and Western American art works are displayed in separate galleries in the Museum, they are combined for purposes of online searching to return the greatest number of objects. Western Art is a subset of American art defined by subject matter, so a single artist might produce a body of work that falls into both categories. The American collection features art dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Western American Art dates from the early 19th century to the 21st century and focuses on images of the American West. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.
  • Miklos Suba
    American Landscape

    Modern

    The Modern Art collection includes works dating from around 1900 to around 1950 and reflects progressive art trends in both Europe and North America. Note that this collecting area overlaps with several other divisions unique to Phoenix Art Museum, including Western American, Latin American, and the Philip C. Curtis collection (e.g. Frida Kahlo’s painting is found in the Latin American collection, though she can also be considered a Modern artist). Search by date range to see the broadest array of works characterized as Modern. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.

    American and Western American

    Though American and Western American art works are displayed in separate galleries in the Museum, they are combined for purposes of online searching to return the greatest number of objects. Western Art is a subset of American art defined by subject matter, so a single artist might produce a body of work that falls into both categories. The American collection features art dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Western American Art dates from the early 19th century to the 21st century and focuses on images of the American West. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.
  • Chuck Forsman
    Anatomy Lesson

    American and Western American

    Though American and Western American art works are displayed in separate galleries in the Museum, they are combined for purposes of online searching to return the greatest number of objects. Western Art is a subset of American art defined by subject matter, so a single artist might produce a body of work that falls into both categories. The American collection features art dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Western American Art dates from the early 19th century to the 21st century and focuses on images of the American West. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.
  • William Lamb Picknell
    Annisquam, Massachusetts

    American and Western American

    Though American and Western American art works are displayed in separate galleries in the Museum, they are combined for purposes of online searching to return the greatest number of objects. Western Art is a subset of American art defined by subject matter, so a single artist might produce a body of work that falls into both categories. The American collection features art dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Western American Art dates from the early 19th century to the 21st century and focuses on images of the American West. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.
  • Fritz Scholder
    Another Sioux Chief

    American and Western American

    Though American and Western American art works are displayed in separate galleries in the Museum, they are combined for purposes of online searching to return the greatest number of objects. Western Art is a subset of American art defined by subject matter, so a single artist might produce a body of work that falls into both categories. The American collection features art dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Western American Art dates from the early 19th century to the 21st century and focuses on images of the American West. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.

    Contemporary

    The Contemporary collection includes art created since the 1950s by artists across the globe. The collection is not defined purely by date, however. In general, this category includes works by artists who are broadly considered by the museum field to be “contemporary” in media, style, subject, etc. Due to the division of curatorial areas unique to Phoenix Art Museum, you will also find contemporary artworks in the Western American, Latin American, Asian, and Fashion Design collections. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.
  • Malvina Hoffman
    Apache

    American and Western American

    Though American and Western American art works are displayed in separate galleries in the Museum, they are combined for purposes of online searching to return the greatest number of objects. Western Art is a subset of American art defined by subject matter, so a single artist might produce a body of work that falls into both categories. The American collection features art dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Western American Art dates from the early 19th century to the 21st century and focuses on images of the American West. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.
  • Charles Humphriss
    Appeal to the Great Spirit

    American and Western American

    Though American and Western American art works are displayed in separate galleries in the Museum, they are combined for purposes of online searching to return the greatest number of objects. Western Art is a subset of American art defined by subject matter, so a single artist might produce a body of work that falls into both categories. The American collection features art dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Western American Art dates from the early 19th century to the 21st century and focuses on images of the American West. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.
  • Maxfield Parrish
    Arizona

    American and Western American

    Though American and Western American art works are displayed in separate galleries in the Museum, they are combined for purposes of online searching to return the greatest number of objects. Western Art is a subset of American art defined by subject matter, so a single artist might produce a body of work that falls into both categories. The American collection features art dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Western American Art dates from the early 19th century to the 21st century and focuses on images of the American West. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.