Art

Watercolor habitats: An observation of light and color
Watercolor habitats: An observation of light and color
An artist portrays the greens of mountain lakes and oranges of sandstone arches.
What to do if the world is ending
What to do if the world is ending
Two writers contemplate their last day.
Memories of the ‘goddess of Glen Canyon’
Memories of the ‘goddess of Glen Canyon’
Our readers share their thoughts and encounters of Western icon, Katie Lee.
Share your memories of the iconic Katie Lee
Share your memories of the iconic Katie Lee
The Western author and activist died this week. Tell us what she meant to you.
From ‘hallway’ to artery, a town rebuilds Main Street
From ‘hallway’ to artery, a town rebuilds Main Street
Booms and busts withered Farmington, New Mexico, but new initiatives could revitalize it.
Portraits of the protectors of Yellowstone
Portraits of the protectors of Yellowstone
A collection of rangers, scientists and artists pose in a landscape they love.
A new way to understand 60s counterculture
A new way to understand 60s counterculture
A collection of personal stories and photos documents alternative lifestyles in the Southwest.
A Navajo musician’s quest to spread jazz across the Nation
A Navajo musician’s quest to spread jazz across the Nation
After gaining international fame, Delbert Anderson and his ensemble bring their music home.
Vignettes of vessels crafted in the Southwest
Vignettes of vessels crafted in the Southwest
Photos display an array of pottery made by Native American artists.
Why do white writers keep making films about Indian Country?
Why do white writers keep making films about Indian Country?
Try as they might, two new films can’t escape old tropes.
How many golf trips is public funding for the arts worth?
How many golf trips is public funding for the arts worth?
Consider the saguaro cactus — and celebrate it with your tax dollars.
The mystery of owls, revealed
The mystery of owls, revealed
A deep look at 53 owl species, their habitats, mating rituals and more.
A wild sanity dance through the Rockies
A wild sanity dance through the Rockies
Dancers and artists inspired by Wallace Stegner celebrate the geography of hope.
Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?
Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?
Ubiquitous fakes have far-reaching impacts on Indian Country.
‘My Montana’: Depictions that resist Western myths
‘My Montana’: Depictions that resist Western myths
The works of painter Theodore Waddell, a rancher and Montanan.
See portraits of gnarled conifers
See portraits of gnarled conifers
A couple draws and writes about the complexities of bristlecone pines and humans.
The monkey on art’s back; Bigfoot in Idaho; Tent City’s second life
The monkey on art’s back; Bigfoot in Idaho; Tent City’s second life
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Inside a taxidermy shop
Inside a taxidermy shop
In Western Colorado, bringing “life” to freeze-framed wild animals.
Nature got your heart?
Nature got your heart?
These photos tell the story of writer John Nichols’ love affair with the wild.
Relics of Montana’s everyday past
Relics of Montana’s everyday past
Abstract photos offer an unsentimental beauty.
An island from the past
An island from the past
Teow Lim Goh’s poetry revisits a dark place in the West’s immigration history.
Artful science
Artful science
Data and poetry converge in an experimental forest.
The winding beauty of Southwest deserts
The winding beauty of Southwest deserts
A collection of photographs capture nature’s rhythms.