A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art

A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art, Trinidad

A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art

A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art
4.5
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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wfatom
Tucson, AZ82 contributions
Oct 2021
A true jewel for western art. Extensive well curated collection. Historic building, great gift shop. The museum director and the curator were both extremely knowledgeable on AR Mitchell and western art in general.
Written October 31, 2021
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TERESA M
COLORADO SPRINGS30 contributions
Oct 2020
I spent a lot of time here looking at all the works of A.R. Mitchell. IMHO, this is the best quality western art I've ever seen! The upper floor had works by other artists. If time is limited, stick to the first floor where his works are displayed. And the building itself is pretty special, too. I had a wonderful time here.
Written November 1, 2020
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No N
Hilton Head37 contributions
Aug 2019
I was not familiar with A.R. Mitchell and his work before I visited. I could have spent more time here. They exhibit both his paintings and artifacts. Fantastic and free!
Written August 15, 2019
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WJD_CO
Longmont, CO2,385 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
We have been here several times. We love to browse the fabulous collection, and we attended a wonderful celebration for the announcement of the spectacular Fishers Peak acquisition by the City of Trinidad, the Nature Conservancy, and others. It will be an amazing destination for recreation, trails, biking, and preserve this treasure.
Written May 11, 2019
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Roger Wright
26 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Great collection of western art - I should have made more time for it.

Children would probably enjoy and benefit from a visit.

Next time through Trinidad, I'm going here again.
Written May 1, 2019
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Thank you for stopping by. I look forward to seeing you back again. Allyson Sheumaker
Written May 2, 2019
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Backcountryhiker
Lone Tree, CO8 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Nice western art museum featuring local artists. Plenty of space in a historic building with room for much more art. Free admission which was nice.
Written March 30, 2019
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Tracy M
Wexford, PA208 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
If you are fortunate enough to be in Trinidad when this museum is open, it is A MUST SEE!!! A.R. Mitchell gave his entire collection of his remaining art works to this museum in Trinidad!! While walking through the exhibits, I realized that I had seen some of his magazine covers but did not know that he had created them! His paintings of panoramic scenes in Colorado are spectacular!!! If a docent is available to share background information on Mitchell and his works, it will certainly enhance the visit!!!
Written August 18, 2018
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Thank you Tracy. So glad you came in!
Written August 20, 2018
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Gofly2
Alexandria, MN114 contributions
Jul 2018 • Business
I was so fortunate the front door was unlocked and I just marched in. The Director was inside working on the updates that are being implemented for the reopening. She was gracious enough to talk with me and allow me to peruse the art which is nicely displayed in this fantastic building. This is a must see and the art brings back memories of the first books I read because the covers had awesome paintings on them. They also have some very nice historical pieces. Enjoy!
Written July 24, 2018
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I am so glad you stopped by. Hope to see you back soon.
Written July 25, 2018
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Sylviazit
Denver, CO4 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Even if you don't like art, stop in to see this amazing old building. Built in the early 1900s as a department store. Still has the original beautiful massive tin ceiling. They have a 20 minute video about the life of Mitchell. After seeing the video you will truly appreciate his contribution to the art world, history of the cowboy and the old west.
Written August 29, 2016
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Hello Sylvia! Thank you so much for visiting our museum and taking the time to share your excitement and appreciation for our collection. We appreciate you! Best Regards, Christina Boyce, Director director@armitchellmuseum.org
Written September 2, 2016
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Jimmy M
15 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
We toured this museum. Very interesting place once owned by a very interesting artist who illustrated pulp fiction western stories back in the day. Amazing art and just so appropriate to the town. Highly recommended.
Written August 2, 2016
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Hello Jimmy M, Thank you very much for your review and reccommendation. We are proud of our museum and appreciate all the visitors who enjoy their visit and help spread the word about Arthur Roy, our museum and Trinidad Colorado. Very Best Regards, Christina Boyce, Director A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art
Written August 6, 2016
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