DENVER (CBS4) – There’s a new exhibit at History Colorado with a unique way to experience the state’s Western heritage.

Partnering with the Denver Art Museum, History Colorado created “Backstory: Western American Art In Context.” It features 50 iconic art pieces alongside historic artifacts to help tell the story behind the art.

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Museum curators say the exhibit gives life to the voices often missing in Colorado’s history — like women, American Indians and Hispanic populations.

“What we’ve really tried to do through the parings of art, sculpture and artifacts is give you more of a story; give you a bigger picture of what’s happening in the West from about 1830 to after WWII,” Senior Curator Alissa Digiacomo said.

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The “Backstory” exhibit is now open at the History Colorado Center and will be there until February 2018.

LINK: History Colorado

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