Exclusive Online Event held for FWA Members…

Virtual Tour of “How the West was Built

an Exclusive Online Event held for FWA Members

Amerind’s President, CEO, and Chief Curator Eric Kaldahl led a virtual tour of this year’s joint FWA-Amerind exhibition How the West was Built. This beautiful exhibition includes the work of over 20 artists. The pieces are on loan from many generous FWA families. In the midst of the pandemic, we know that not everyone is comfortable traveling to see the show. This virtual tour will allow you to enjoy the experience from the safety of your own home. In addition, this virtual tour includes interviews from some of the lending families and FWA artists during the course of the program.

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About “How the West was Built


The Artists in this year’s exhibition include: Chuck Albanese, Santos Barbosa, George Burr, James Butler, Hugh Cabot, Loretta Cain, Dane Clark, Judy Flynn, Tom Hill, William C. Hook, Robert Knudson, William R. Leigh, Albert Looking Elk, J. Orr, Joseph Orr, Poko Petek, Marjorie Reed, Mary Schaefer, Phil Starke, Ross Stefan, Carl Von Hassler, Bernard Vetter, and Kimbal Warren.


The Family Lenders in the year’s exhibition include: Anonymous, John & Carolyn Davis, Wendy Davis & Bret Paulk, Michael Fassett & Agustin Flores, Neil & Ginny Opsal, Cindy & Tad Piper, Helen Sanders, Carol Swinney, Pamela Tracey in memory of Matt Tracey, and Addie & Bob Valentine.


The Curatorial Team for the exhibition was: Aline Goodman, Alex Lee, Helen Sanders, Wendy Davis, and Eric Kaldahl.

Want to Visit in Person, but with fewer people?

Chief Curator Eric Kaldahl is happy to extend to FWA members only, the chance to see the exhibit in person during hours when the Amerind is closed to the public. This would give you the opportunity to enjoy the exhibition with your own select group of visitors. Call Eric at 520-686-1101 or write him at ekaldahl@amerind.org to set up a visit.

Want to Visit in Person during regular hours?

Amerind is open 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday to Sunday. We are closed on Mondays and major holidays. Amerind public health precautions require all visitors to wear masks and maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet. Touchless hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the galleries for public use. Staff and volunteer monitors may limit the number of guests allowed per room. Amerind staff pursue an aggressive sanitation schedule several times a day to be sure the environment is as clean and safe as possible.