Museum features artwork by plein air artist Joe Arnold

Through July 15th, the American Mountaineering Museum will exhibit five breathtaking mountaintop paintings by Wyoming artist Joe Arnold.

Spanning over 6 feet wide, these large-scale pastel and oil panoramas portray the grandeur of each scene, several of which were inspired by Wyoming’s Teton Range. Arnold’s “Upper Saddle View, the Grand Teton” (pictured below) and “Above Middle Teton Glacier” paintings, both measuring 4.5 feet by 6 feet, will frame the Museum’s mezzanine entrance.

As an avid rock and mountain climber, Arnold has used his passion for heights to capture some of the most unique and dramatic landscapes. His many high altitude paintings have earned him a reputation as the "plein air artist of thin air." Arnold uses pastel studies and photographs from his trips as a reference for the larger oils, which are completed in his studio.

The artwork will be on display six days a week during regular Museum hours. Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and $3 for all American Alpine Club and Colorado Mountain Club members.

The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum is located at 710 10th Street in downtown Golden.

If you would like to be considered for an upcoming art, photography or informational exhibit, send an email to info@mountaineeringmuseum.org.