Drawing from TAM’s Haub Family Collection, this exhibition will look at the dynamic forces—both people and land—that shaped the American West. From the rowdy cowboys and unruly outlaws to the arid deserts and jagged peaks, the American West is rife with legends of its wild side. The artists in this exhibition showcase active scenes of people living extraordinary lives alongside images of rugged and romanticized terrain of the vibrant West.
Ed Mell (American, born 1942), Rain and Runoff, 2003. Oil on linen, 36 × 54 inches. Gift of Erivan and Helga Haub, 2014.6.86. Gift of Erivan and Helga Haub, 2014.6.126. John Nieto (Apache, born 1936), Plains Warrior with Breastplate (detail), 1998. Acrylic on canvas, 60 × 48 inches. Gift of Christopher and Astrid Forbes in honor of Erivan and Helga Haub, 2013.16. All artwork from Tacoma Art Museum, Haub Family Collection.