Were you fascinated by cowboys, Indians and old Western movies growing up? The Chrysler Museum of Art’s latest exhibition, Branding the American West, is bringing the Wild West to Norfolk.
The exhibit looks at art from 1900 – 1950 influenced by stories and landscapes of the old West. Westerns are also integrated into the exhibit looking at how the film genre changed over the years.
According to the exhibit’s Curator, Alex Mann, Western art is not readily available in East Coast museums. Offering patrons a rare glimpse into the genre.
The exhibit will feature a great series of lectures and events as well:
Special Lecture and Film Screening: Filming the American West, 1900–1950
Saturday, November 5 | 1 p.m. | Kaufman Theater
Free Family Day: The Wild West
Saturday, November 12 | 10 a.m.– 3 p.m.
Third Thursday at the Museum
November 17 | 5 – 10 p.m.
Film: The Last of the Mohicans (Rated R)
Saturday, November 19 | 2 p.m. | Kaufman Theater
As always with everything at the Chrysler Museum the exhibit and events are FREE.