Branding the American West Book Discussion at Stark Museum of Art

Published 1:39 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Special to The Leader

The Stark Museum of Art will offer a Book Discussion on the publication Branding the American West: Paintings and Films, 1900-1950 on Thursday, August 17, from 12:10-12:50 p.m. Curator Sarah E. Boehme, co-editor and co-author, will lead the discussion. Participants may bring a brown-bag lunch to the discussion in the Museum’s Lobby, at 712 Green Ave., Orange, Texas.  Admission to the event and museum are free.
Boehme will give background on the book and the exhibition it accompanies. She will lead the participants in a discussion of key ideas in the book. The Museum has posted sample questions on its web site,, linked to the event listing on the Stark Cultural Venues calendar.
“This is an opportunity for visitors to interact. We want to provide an informal setting for people to share ideas about the concepts in the book.  It can be as basic as a discussion of favorite works in the exhibition,” commented Boehme. “We have scheduled the program so that people can come during a lunch hour break. For those who can stay longer, there will be an opportunity to visit the galleries.”
The book Branding the American West: Paintings and Films, 1900-1950 accompanies the exhibition of the same title. The University of Oklahoma Press published the book, which features essays by scholars from leading academic institutions and reproductions of the works of art in the exhibition and from other sources.  The publication has received an award from the Mountain Plains Museum Association and will be honored by the American Association for State and Local History.
Branding the American West, an exhibition jointly organized by the Brigham Young University Museum of Art and the Stark Museum of Art, is made possible in part by the generous support of The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, and The Utah Division of Arts and Museums.