We are thrilled to have the beautiful bronze relief sculpted by Charles Cary Rumsey back in the Whitney Western Art Museum. “Buffalo Hunt” was sculpted by American Artist C.C. Rumsey and made at the Parisian foundry H. Rouard.
“Buffalo Hunt” just returned from our Go West exhibition at the High Museum of Art. The High Museum of Art in Atlanta displayed the huge frieze flat against the wall and we liked that so much we decided to copy the hanging. Of course, Mindy Besaw, the Margaret and Dick Scarlett Curator of Western American Art has a vision for each piece as it returns. Mindy has been planning the new hanging of the Whitney Western Art Museum with Curatorial Assistant Emily Wood. It is really exciting to see the Museum rethought and rehung!
Back to the “Buffalo Hunt!” This bronze was commissioned for Arden House, the New York estate of Edward H. Harriman.
C.C. Rumsey created a limestone carving of an Indian hunting bison for the place of honor above the fireplace in the music room. This carving probably served as a model for the beautiful bronze we have on exhibition in the Whitney Western Art Museum. Come and see how different this beautiful bronze looks now!