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A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art

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Address: 150 E. Main St, Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone Number: +1 719-846-4224
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Description: A Hidden Gem of Cowboy Art! Arthur Roy Mitchell painted iconic western...
A Hidden Gem of Cowboy Art! Arthur Roy Mitchell painted iconic western scenes featuring cowboys, horses, cattle and vast beautiful landscapes that captured the hearts and minds of pulp western readers from the 1930's to today. The largest collection of his work is proudly displayed at the A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art, in downtown Trinidad, Colorado. Plan a visit to view this beautiful collection and we hope you'll become a member and support our efforts to keep his art alive and on display for generations to come.
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This town is so historic, they are in the middle of restoration. Brick streets. this museum is small yet well done

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

found displays sparse and not much detail, looks like this facility has limited funding, would have also liked to know more about the building that this collection is in.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This town is so historic, they are in the middle of restoration. Brick streets. this museum is small yet well done

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Christina B, General Manager at A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Hello Nanwil, Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to share your appreciation for our museum. We hope you'll tell your friends and family and plan another visit to Trinidad. Christina Boyce Director More 

Trinidad, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I can't say enough about this amazing western museum! Where to start, well the building itself is worth the small $5 admission fee. The building was an old dry goods store and it still looks like the entire interior hasn't changed in decades. Tin ceiling, wood railings and giant columns that scream old west. Then they have a collection of... More 

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Christina B, General Manager at A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Hello Vintage Cowboy Crazy! Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to share your appreciation for our museum and also for the donation to help support the A.R.Mitchell Museum of Western Art! I feel certain you'll tell your friends and family and plan another visit to Trinidad; thank you! Christina Boyce Director More 

Cunningham, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The western art museum is housed in an old department store and the store building itself was very impressive without even looking at the artwork. But, we did take a tour and were highly impressed by the art. Neither one of us is great art aficionados, but we did enjoy viewing the western scenes and play on light. Some of... More 

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triniad, co, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I've lived in this historic town for the past 7 years. The A. R. Mitchell Museum is my favorite place to show to visitors, and I never get tired of visiting it myself. It is open for the 2015 summer season from 11 to 5 Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 and $20 for a family. Besides art done by... More 

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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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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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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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