The American Museum of Western Art, located in Denver, Colorado, will celebrate Colorado Day in 2015 by opening that Saturday, August 1st. Founded in 2010, the museum serves to house and publicly display paintings and works that represent the American West, with art ranging from the early 19th century to contemporary times. This writer has toured the museum and the collection is very impressive.

Colorado has been nicknamed “the centennial state”, having officially entered the United States of America on August 1, 1876 (100 years after the founding of the US on July 4th, 1776). In terms of the Western genre, it has not only generated the very history adapted into entertainment, but has served as a location for such films as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and the upcoming Quentin Tarantino Western, The Hateful 8 (2015).

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On Colorado Day, the American Museum of Western Art will be open Saturday, August 1st, for self-guided tours at 10:00am; 11:45am; 1:30pm; and 3:00pm. For further information and tickets, visit the museum at Colorado Day Tickets.

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 (Copyright – Chad Beharriell)

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