Anschutz Collection in Denver to be regularly open to the public
The Anschutz Collection in Denver is getting ready to open its doors to the public as an art museum with regular hours. The collection, which was open on a limited basis by appointment only, contains more than 650 paintings and drawings focused on depictions of the American West, including works by Georgia O'Keefe, Frederic Remington and George Catlin.
The collection, also also known as the American Museum of Western Art, is scheduled to open as a museum with regular hours in May, according to its website. The site said there will be curated tours twice a day on any Monday or Wednesday. Tours will cost $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.
Located in the Navarre Building in downtown Denver, the collection features works purchased by Philip F. Anschutz, the Colorado billionaire whose many interests include stakes in a number of sports teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers and the Kings.
Anschutz is the key player in the development of a planned NFL stadium in downtown L.A through his company AEG -- Anschutz Entertainment Group. The company also oversees Staples Center in downtown, the Home Depot Center in Carson and a number of other sports venues around the country.
-- David Ng
Photo: A detail of Georgia O'Keefe's "Red Hills, Grey Sky" (1937). Credit: Anschutz Collection / Autry National Center