• highly stylized painting of the Grand Tetons

    Eve Drewelowe, American (1899-1988), The Tetons—Wyoming, 1936, oil paint on canvas, 32 x 38 inches composition, Gift of Mary Rogers Thoms, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 85.1744, Photo: Jeff Wells, © CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder

  • painting on wood of the archangel san miguel

    Juan Amadeo Sanchez, American (1901–1969), San Miguel Archangel (detail), 1942, painted wood retablo, 16 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 7/8 inches. Purchase, WPA era, CU Art Museum, Universiy of Colorado Boulder, 40.14. Photo: Jeff Wells, © Juan Amadeo Sanchez, WPA Era, Fine Art Program General Series Administration.

  • cans designed to look like Campbell's soup cans are stacked and labeled with ironic labels, and flank a box.

    Enrique Chagoya, Mexican | American (b. 1953), The Enlightened Savage (detail), 2002, edition 9/40, digital print labels on tin cans with box, 4 ½ x 20 ½ x 6 ½ inches box, Gift of Polly and Mark Addison to the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 2011.08.15a-k, Photo: Jeff Wells, © CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder

  • Painted wooden figure of our lady of Guadalupe

    Juan Amadeo Sanchez, American (1901–1969), Our Lady of Guadalupe (detail), 1937, polychrome wood, cloth, and paper bulto, 22 x 10 x 4 inches. Purchase, WPA era, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 40.23. Photo: Jeff Wells, © Juan Amadeo Sanchez, WPA Era, Fine Art Program General Series Administration.

  • painting of a mountain valley at sunrise

    Charles Partridge Adams, American (1858 – 1942), Sunrise on the Mountains at the Head of Moraine Park, Near Estes Park, Colorado, c. 1920, oil paint on canvas, 48 x 68 ¼ x 3 inches framed, Gift of Philip, Albert, and Charles P. Adams Jr., sons of the late Charles Partridge Adams, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 86.1825, Photo: Jeff Wells, © CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder

Art of the Americas is represented by a diverse array of North, Central and South American art, including 19th- and 20th-century paintings, drawings, prints and photography, as well as contemporary art.

Works made by North American artists tell the story of the changing environmental and social landscape of the United States. Nineteenth-century works by Hudson River School painter Jasper Cropsey and landscape painter George Inness highlight views of Europe, while works by Charles Partridge Adams celebrate the Rocky Mountains. Early 20th-century paintings by Ashcan School painter John Sloan and American modernist Marsden Hartley demonstrate the emergence of a distinctly American style of painting. Female artists feature prominently, including Eve Drewelowe, Gwendolyn Meux Waldrop and Muriel Sibelle Wolle, whose landscapes explore the geography of the American West. Works Progress Administration-era works from Colorado and the Southwest are richly represented, including santos and bultos from the 1930s and examples of art from the Taos School. The collection of late 19th- and early 20th-century photographs includes images of daily life by amateur and commercial photographers alike. Modernist photography is represented with works by Paul Strand, Emmit Gowin and Philippe Halsman.

We have a growing Latin American collection, including mid-20th-century Mexican paintings and works on paper by artists such as Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Luis Covarrubias, Gunther Gerzso, Manuel Alvarez Bravo and others. Oscar Muñoz, Liliana Porter, Linda Arreola and Fernanda Brunet are some of the late 20th- and early 21st-century artists represented in the collection.