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No longer the best-kept secret in the southwest!
A collection of vintage American illustrations, paintings & photographs including western, native American & Hispanic artifacts!
“Honorable Mention for Art Museum of the Year” by True West Magazine, 2011
The museum features the paintings, illustrations, and sketches of Arthur Roy Mitchell, known as “King of the Pulp Magazine Covers.” We have rotating exhibits from our collection of over 350 of Mitchell’s works.
“The Mitch” also houses a selection of works by his mentor, friends and contemporaries, including Harvey Dunn, Harold Von Schmidt, Nick Eggenhofer, Larry Heller, Grant Reynard and Ned Jacob.
An extraordinary collection of Spanish colonial folk art is on display in the main floor gallery.This diverse collection includes devotional works, decorative items and furniture. Featured are bultos, retablos and tin work created in the early 1900’s by now famous “santeros.”
An elk hide painting, believed to have been painted by Franciscan monks, dates to the early 1700’s and serves as the centerpiece for the exhibit.
The Mitchell Museum boasts a fine collection of historic photos by Trinidad native O. E. Aultman, and his contemporaries, Benjamin Wittick and Almeron Newman. Currently on exhibit is a collection of antique cameras, selected Ben Wittick photos and Newman’s panoramic photographs.
Sponsored by the City of Trinidad Tourism Board: