Art

‘Being in the middle of a story is a really hard place.’
‘Being in the middle of a story is a really hard place.’
Rebecca Solnit on disasters, hope and the chance to reshape the future.
The ‘Aila Test’ evaluates representation of Indigenous women in media
The ‘Aila Test’ evaluates representation of Indigenous women in media
Ali Nahdee is the creator of the test, a series of three questions modeled off the Bechdel Test.
5 films to Indigenize your watch-at-home movie list
5 films to Indigenize your watch-at-home movie list
Searching for fresh entertainment during the pandemic? Try these Indigenous-centered movies.
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.
How a Chicano band blends urban and wild life
How a Chicano band blends urban and wild life
Quetzal finds a sense of place in East Los Angeles.
How one artist captured the changing climate in watercolor
How one artist captured the changing climate in watercolor
Artist and scientist Jill Pelto’s riveting paintings use data to show climate change’s impacts.
Happy birthday, Wallace Stegner
Happy birthday, Wallace Stegner
Reflections on a seminal Western author, years after his death.
‘Unbranded’ character responds to accusation of ‘mustang neglect’
‘Unbranded’ character responds to accusation of ‘mustang neglect’
Ben Masters rebukes a recent opinion piece on his 2015 documentary.
A place for artists on public lands
A place for artists on public lands
The connection between art and the American landscape offers new ways to advocate for lands.
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