People in a Hard Land

Apr 6, 2012 – Dec 28, 2013

This new exhibition focuses on memorable images of people in the American Southwest. It explores subjects in Southwestern art that have appeared with sufficient frequency and poignancy to render them iconic.

Painters and sculptors have persistently portrayed Native Americans and pioneers, cowboys and settlers making their way in a vast, arid and inhospitable land.

This idealization of Western life remains one of the continuing wellsprings of the American Dream. Exploring these classic representations of life in the Southwest, this exhibition features works by some of the region’s premier artists from the collections of Diane and Sam Stewart and the Brigham Young University Museum of Art.




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