Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Western vistas.(Books)

Byline: David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer

Book accompanies exhibition of Denver art collection

Denver art collector Philip Anschutz has lent his paintings of the American West to many museums, but never to the prestigious one in his hometown the Denver Art Museum. "I don't know why (he hasn't). Maybe it's been a desire for the family to have a private life in Denver," said Joan Carpenter Troccoli, the museum's deputy director.

That changed late last year: Anschutz invited the museum to present the exhibit and allowed Troccoli to curate it.

"We picked and chose what we wanted to show. There were about 106 works that were shown," Troccoli said.

"It is a survey collection and I wanted to make sure that people could see how extensive it really is because it covers virtually the entire history of the art of the West, which I start thinking about in the 1820s to the present day. …

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