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Last days to visit “The Illusion of the Far West”


Last days to visit “The Illusion of the Far West”

The parallel activities to the exhibition have been well received, especially the events for children and the westerns

The Espai Carmen Thyssen in Sant Feliu de Guíxols exhibits “The Illusion of the Far West” until Sunday 30th October. This exhibition gives importance to the artists of the 20th century who were the first to paint the Indian tribes.  More than a hundred works, among maps, paintings, sculptures, engravings, watercolours and anthropological objects that reflects the life in the Indian tribes are on display until the end of October at the Espai Carmen Thyssen.

It is a key element the beauty of these paintings that reflect the artists’ fascination for a different culture and way of life, which they discovered going deep into those lands of the American Far West. These works together with the parallel activities made “The Illusion of the Far West” one of the most visited exhibitions at the Espai Carmen Thyssen. As the artistic director Pilar Giró pointed out, “we are delighted with the good reception and the fascination that people still feel for the Far West. We wanted to emphasise this exhibition with a programme of parallel activities for everyone: family activities such as guided tours, visual arts, the explorer’s notebook, the timeline and an educational guide; musical events with the performance of three concerts at the exhibition hall in collaboration with the 54th Porta Ferrada Festival; film shows with open-air cinema in the Espai Port and at the Truffaut Cinema in Girona; and University events with a series of lectures at the Truffaut Cinema in Girona in charge of Àngel Quintana, lecturer at the University of Girona. All these events help everyone to know the Far West from a different point of view”.

You can still visit the works of the authors that take part in the exhibition: Herman Atkins Macneil (1866-1947), Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Karl Bodmer (1809-1893), Hugh Bolton Jones (1848-1927), George Catlin (1796-1872), Eastman Johnson (1824-1906), William L. Sonntag (1822-1900), James McDougal Hart (1828-1901), Frederic Remington (1861-1909), Charles M. Russell (1864-1926), Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953), William Tylee Ranney (1813-1857), Worthington Wittredge (1820-1910), Charles Wimar (1828-1862) and Miguel Ángel Blanco (1958). 

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