ATLANTA GALLERY SHOWCASING ART OF THE AMERICAN WEST

An ongoing exhibition exploring portrayals and perceptions of the American West is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia. The High Museum of Art is hosting a collection entitled Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, which features paintings, sculpture, photographs and Indigenous artifacts on loan from the forenamed cultural center in Cody, Wyoming.

N.C. Wyeth, The Wild, Spectacular Race for Dinner, 1904-1905 (oil on canvas)  / Image – high.org

With more than 250 items ranging from 1830 to 1930, the exhibition attempts to showcase how ideas about the American West and its people changed over time. Among the photographs presented are those of Wild West impresario Buffalo Bill, Hunkpapa Lakota spiritual leader Sitting Bull, and sharpshooter Annie Oakley.

The work of Thomas Moran is also included – Moran’s depictions of an 1871 trip to the Yellowstone region helped push the creation of Yellowstone National Park one year later. A previous post explored his impact at Thomas Moran & The West.

Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West runs until April 13th, 2014. Further information can be found at this official link: Go West!

(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)

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