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A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art

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Address: 150 E. Main St, Trinidad, CO
Phone Number: 719-846-4224
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Closed in the winter.

I stopped through this town a few years ago and loved this museum. I was dissappointed it wasn't opened in March as I had a friend/artist with me I wanted to show it off to. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I stopped through this town a few years ago and loved this museum. I was dissappointed it wasn't opened in March as I had a friend/artist with me I wanted to show it off to. If your here in summer you must take time to go see.

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Trinidad, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A.R. Mitchell was a western artist in the 1900's. He spent his summers cowboying and painting in the Trinidad, Colorado and Raton, New Mexico areas and his winters living in New York City, where he studied and later taught art and painting. Many of the early dime western novels had his paintings as covers! Approximately 25 miles west of Trinidad... More 

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Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Mitchell Museum has lots of interesting things. The main attraction is the artwork by A. R. Mitchell. The museum also has several fantastic events through out the year. Mainly the Black and White Ball in Oct., which is a fundraiser for the museum

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Paradise, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Go visit for the art, history and architecture. The hostesses were incredibly knowledgeable about Trinidad history as well. What surprised me was A.R Mitchell's paintings of horses. They are magnificent. What a treasure. I won't repeat what others have said...all true. Watch the video when you go in. Gives a great perspective.

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Woodstock, ON
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

On the Main Street this museum was formerly a department store with a very open concept and an interior gallery. The original tin ceiling has been maintained and along with the expansive wall space make displaying of the works of art by the late pulp western magazine artist A. R. Mitchell readily viewable. Whether you like "cowboy" Art or not,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Suzanne showed us all around and made us feel welcome. The paintings are outstanding and the shop has neat souvenirs.

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Champlin
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Arthur Mitchell was a talented artist of the southwest! He was an unknown to us for reasons we soon learned. We loved his work and appreciate his talents. The Museum setting is most appropriate and we enjoyed that too!

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TRINIDAD, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

He was an art instructor at the Trinidad State Junior College at the same time my uncle was the head gun smith instructor at the same college. He and my uncle were close friends and for years for Christmas and my uncle and aunt's anniversary he would give them a painting. One of those paintings was of a man on... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

There were many interesting historic pictures, artifacts and beautiful art on display. We learned a lot about the history of Trinidad and found may fascinating displays. The staff, as well as everyone we met, where helpful and very friendly.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Over 250 paintings of cowboys by an artist I knew little about. He did alot on the American cowboy including covers for Wild west comics and books. Museum also has displays on the histpry of the area and a traveling exhibit on travel from the Smithsonian Museum. I loved the open space and wood floors in the building which was... More 

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