Exhibition at Colorado State University’s Gustafson Gallery Focuses on Women in Western Film

Colorado State University’s Gustafson Gallery will feature an exhibition March 26-April 30 called "Women in Western Film: Myth versus Reality."

The exhibit will explore the appearance of women in American Western films from the 1930s to the 1990s, focusing on the stereotypes into which actresses were cast and the accuracy of costuming. The exhibit will examine the portrayal of women in classic films such as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Silverado" and "Stagecoach."

The show opens at 3 p.m. March 26 in the Gustafson Gallery, located in Room 145 of the Gifford Building on campus. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and all exhibits are free and open to the public.

The exhibit will include a screening of the film "Unforgiven" on April 6, followed by a panel discussion. The film will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 146 of the Gifford Building.

The exhibit is curated by Linda Carlson, curator of the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection and Brenda Brandt, associate professor in the department of design, merchandising and consumer sciences. Students in two group study classes participated in the research, design and development of the exhibit.

For additional information, call the Gustafson Gallery at (970) 491-1983.