Whitney Western Art Museum
Please note that our Whitney Western Art Museum will be closed to the public May 12 – 16 while staff refreshes the gallery. The Center’s other four museums remain open as usual.
Meanwhile while you’re here, don’t miss these great art exhibits elsewhere in the Center:
- Developing Stories: The Photography of James Bama in the Jeannette & H. Peter Kriendler Gallery, Mezzanine level, and outside the Coe Auditorium, lower level.
- The Art of Harry Jackson, just outside and to the right of the Whitney’s main entrance.
- Joseph Henry Sharp and his Studio Cabin, The Absarokee Hut, in the Cody Firearms Museum Breezeway.
See artistic masterworks and exciting modern views of the land, people, and wildlife of the West in the Whitney Western Art Museum. Visitors are encouraged to make connections across culture and time. The thematic display presents an innovative way of interpreting American art of the West that encourages discovery and creativity, and presents the artwork in a tranquil, contemplative space.
Visitors to the museum experience the Spirit of the American West through art. Along with viewing the exquisite paintings and sculpture, you will find activities throughout the Whitney that appeal to all ages and interests.
The Whitney Museum’s extraordinary collection of paintings, prints, sculpture, and more give our visitors a broad look at the West through the works of the artists. Our online collection can do the same for online visitors.
Taking the Whitney “Beyond Our Walls”
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Whitney Western Art Museum, as well as our other museums, share exhibition of art and artifacts with other museums, most recently with two museums in Georgia. Although these exhibitions have now closed, you can click here to find out more about Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta) and Today’s West: Contemporary Art from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville). Both exhibitions closed April 13, 2014.