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A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art

150 E. Main St, Trinidad, CO
719-846-4224
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Trinidad
Type: Museums
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Trinidad, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Run by volunteers and of excellent quality. People were very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. Not only is it about A.R. Mitchell and his paintings but has lots about the town and labour history.

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