Western art from NYC collection on display at State Museum

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Posted: Apr 12, 2016 12:17 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Artwork from the western United States created by such artist as Georgia O'Keeffe and Frederic Remington is now on display at the New York State Museum.

The 48 paintings, sculptures and other works are on loan from Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art. They're part of the exhibit titled "Imaging the American West," on display at the downtown Albany museum through July 17.

The art on display dates from about 1850 to 1930 and focuses on four aspects of the American West: the land, Native Americans, wildlife and cowboys.

The artists represented include O'Keeffe, who lived in New York before moving to the Southwest, and Remington, who was born in northern New York. Other artists with works in the exhibit include renowned painters Albert Bierstadt and Charles M. Russell.