Beyond Our Walls

Beyond Our Walls

It is often said of our namesake, William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, that he brought the West to the world. Continuing that legacy, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West shares its own extraordinary object collection, exhibitions, and expertise beyond our walls with a national—and indeed international—audience.

From the loan of a few artifacts to complete traveling exhibitions, the Center takes the authentic stories of the American West on the road. We thank two museums in Georgia for hosting major exhibitions from the Center over the past winter. These objects are now on their way home to the Center of the West in advance of our own busy summer season.


The Buffalo Bill Center of the West also has objects from its collections in the following exhibitions:

Formal, Folk and Funky: Buffalo Bill in Art

Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave, Golden, Colorado
Through February 28, 2015

This exhibition includes works from our Buffalo Bill Museum and Whitney Western Art Museum.

Solon Hannibal Borglum (1868 – 1922). Buckey O'Neill, 1906. Bronze. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Trust Fund Purchase. 5.60

Solon Hannibal Borglum’s ‘Buckey O’Neill,’ 1906. 5.60

The American West in Bronze

Denver Art Museum
Through August 31, 2014

After a four-month run at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the major exhibition titled The American West in Bronze: 1850 – 1925 moved to the Denver Art Museum in Colorado. The Center of the West has contributed two sculptures to the exhibition: Solon Hannibal Borglum’s (1868 – 1922) Buckey O’Neill, 1906, and Frederic Remington’s (1861 – 1909) Coming Through the Rye, 1902.

Frederic Remington (1861 – 1909). Coming Through the Rye, 1902. Bronze. Gift of Barbara S. Leggett. 5.66

Frederic Remington’s ‘Coming through the Rye,’ 1902. 5.66

The Center of the West’s Director Emeritus, Peter Hassrick, has been instrumental in the exhibition from research to fruition and contributed to the show’s catalog. The exhibition has already generated coverage in the Sunday New York Times, including references to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

 Osage, Central Plains roach and spreader, ca. 1890. Dr. Robert L. Anderson Collection. NA.203.12B

Osage roach and spreader, ca. 1890. NA.203.12B

Indians of the Plains, Art and Life in North America

Includes eight objects from our Plains Indian Museum and appears:

  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, September 2014 – February 2015
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, April 2015 – June 2015

Harmless Hunter: The Wildlife Work of Charles M. Russell

Includes three works by Russell and appears:

  • Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, New York: September 19, 2014 – January 4, 2015
  • Sam Noble Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: January 31 – April 26, 2015
  • Charles M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana: May 16 – November 13, 2015

The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
September 19, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Includes a Lakota jacket, shirt, and bonnet from our Plains Indian Museum.

Scots in the American West: An Exhibition from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

First appeared at the Center of the West, traveled to Ellis Island for National Tartan Day in April 2014, and next appears at:

  • Campbell County Rockpile Museum, Gillette, Wyoming: opening in September 2014

The Art of Frederic Remington and Charles Russell from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, Longmont, Colorado
November 2014 – April 2015

This exhibition includes fifty works from our Remington and Russell collections.