Exhibition: A Couple of Art Lovers II: The Generosity of Miriam Sample

Nov 16 - Aug 15


The YAM is thrilled to announce that forty-five works from Joseph Sample’s private art collection have recently come into the YAM’s collection through a generous bequest from the Sample Foundation. Joseph’s passion for collecting early nineteenth-century artwork by leading artists encompasses subjects of westward expansion, Plains Indian portraits and life, cowboys, and
the vast western landscape. Leading artists of the genre like Joseph Henry Sharp [1859 1953], Thomas Moran [1837 1926], Charles Marion Russell [1864 1926], and Olaf Carl Seltzer [1877 1957], among others, are included in this valued collection. The acquisition of these works into the
YAM’s collection adds depth to the holdings of artwork created in the early modern art period. As touchstones of traditional Western art, the collection also provides representations of the West to which contemporary artists continue to respond as interpretations of Western art continue to evolve and our perspectives are broadened.

  • Tickets:
  • Free
  • Date(s):
    • Exhibition runs Nov. 16-Aug. 18, 2024