The Center Of The West Traveling Exhibit Opens Its Doors For The Last Time

Nov 28, 2017

Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West October 22nd, 2016 – February 20th, 2017 Palm Springs Art Museum, Clayes III Wing
Credit David Blank

For the past three years, the Whitney Western Art Museum of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody lent over eighty works of art from their main collection for a traveling exhibition: Go West! Art of the American Frontier

Since 2013, the Western American art exhibit traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, Omaha, Nebraska and Palms Springs, California. But on December third, Go West! Will open its’ doors for the last time at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City.

As the traveling exhibition finally takes a rest, Wyoming Public Radio’s Kamila Kudelska spoke with Karen McWhorter, the Scarlett Curator of Western American Art for the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, about the theme of westward expansion and the importance of lending art for museums in more rural areas. 

The following images are discussed in the interview. 

John Henry Twachtman (1853-1902). Waterfall in Yellowstone, ca. 1895. Oil on canvas, 25.375 x 16.5 inches. Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, USA. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney. 22.69

Albert Bierstadt (born Germany, 1830-1902). Yellowstone Falls, ca. 1881. Oil on canvas, 44.25 x 30.5 inches. Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, USA. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Taggart. 2.63