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A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art

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Address: 150 E Main St, Trinidad, CO 81082-2709
Phone Number: +1 719-846-4224
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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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Awesome Art!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jimmy M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Jimmy M
Arthur Roy M, Director at A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

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 More 

Montgomery, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We took an impromptu visit to Trinidad, having driven by numerous times but never stopped. This museum is just superb. Mitchell was a Trinidad native early in the 20th century, and became an artist specializing in pulp, especially western pulp, softback covers in the 20's to the 40's. His influence is still strong now, as you will see so much... More 

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Thank SPK1951
Arthur Roy M, Director at A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Dear SPK1951, Thank you for a great review and for taking the time to let travelers know about our museum. We appreciate you and hope you will return. We look forward to having your friends and family visit Trinidad, Colorado and the Arthur Roy Mitchell Museum of Western Art. Cheers! Christina Boyce More 

Ohatchee, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This was so very cool, so glad we went everything was absolutely amazing, the pictures of indian snake dance was so amazing, I would recommend this if your in Trinidad for sure a must see. Erin & Liz you both were so helpful

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

More information please not enough people even know it's there. It would be great if people at information center in town gave better information regarding Open Season!

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Thank Mama Dukes the Gypsy Lady
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This is an art museum steeped deep in area history. It is definitely worth the time to stop in and look around.

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Thank Catherine G
Christina B, Director at A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Dear Catherine G, Thank you for taking the time to review the A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art! We appreciate your support! Sincerely, Christina More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Don't recommend you waste your time here. Unless you absolutely adore western paintings. There's a lot more to art other than paintings, but they don't seem to think so...

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Thank AvidFoodie31
Christina B, Director at A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

AvidFoodie31, I am sorry your visit to the A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art was so disappointing. We are a small museum dedicated to the art of Arthur Roy Mitchell (1887-1987), his collection of Western artifacts and works done by his friends and contemporaries as well as the Hispanic & Native American pottery and folk art collection of A.R.'s sister... More 

Raton, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Located in a huge old department store building in the heart of downtown, the A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art is largely devoted to the work of early Western painter and illustrator Mitchell and his contemporaries, but it also mounts contemporary shows upstairs and hosts many community events. The gift shop in front features local artists along with Mitchell's work... More 

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Caseyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I'm so glad that we rearranged our trip so we could be here when the museum was open. We enjoyed our visit. We had never heard of A. R. Mitchell before planning our trip, but my husband loves all things Western so I knew he would enjoy it. We both did! If you are in Trinidad, be sure to visit.... More 

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

Dear elbrooks, Thank you for taking the time to review the museum. We appreciate your review and the time you took to give it. As you know, the museum is dedicated to the art of Arthur Roy Mitchell (1887-1987), his collection of Western artifacts and works done by his friends and contemporaries as well as the Hispanic & Native American... More 

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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Thank Robert D
Christina B, Director at A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Dear Robert D, Thank you for taking the time to review the museum. We are dedicated to the art of Arthur Roy Mitchell (1887-1987), his collection of Western artifacts and works done by his friends and contemporaries as well as the Hispanic & Native American pottery and folk art collection of A.R.'s sister Ethel Erickson. Our passion to keep the... More 

Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Thank Nanwil
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 

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