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. Here are some of the exhibitions around the country currently featuring objects from the Center:

Charles M. Russell (1864 – 1926). "The Bucker and the Buckeroo," 1923 – 24. Gift of William E. Weiss. 9.81

Charles M. Russell (1864 – 1926). “The Bucker and the Buckeroo,” 1923 – 24. Gift of William E. Weiss. 9.81

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

Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, Longmont, Colorado
November 22, 2014 – April 19, 2015

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West shares its fine collection of works from two of the most recognized western artists: Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell.

Frederic Remington (1861 – 1909). "Untitled (blue prairie)," ca. 1908. Gift of The Coe Foundation. 31.67

Frederic Remington (1861 – 1909). “Untitled (blue prairie),” ca. 1908. Gift of The Coe Foundation. 31.67

Frederic Remington and Charles Russell: Masterworks from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West compares the life and work of these two giants of western art.

The exhibition include 13 bronzes, four letters with original watercolor illustrations, four watercolors, two gouache drawings, 21 oil paintings, three pen and ink drawings, and three lithographs. Included in the exhibition are rarely-seen watercolors by Russell, distinctive black, white, and gray Remington paintings which were created for illustrations, and a large selection of Russell bronzes.

Click here to read the Longmont Museum’s news release about the exhibition.

Take a look at the paintings, sculptures, and letters of the exhibition:


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.

 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:

  • Sam Noble Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: January 31 – April 26, 2015
  • Charles M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana: May 16 – November 13, 2015

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

  • Campbell County Rockpile Museum, Gillette, Wyoming: November 10, 2014 – January 31, 2015