The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is located in a rural place: Cody, Wyoming. But it works hard to reach beyond its four walls to keep the American West myth and spirit alive. This is one story of many: the Go West! Art of the American Frontier exhibition at the Utah Museum of Fine […]
Reporting from the Center of the West
Through a creative collaboration between the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Wyoming Public Media, Multimedia Journalist Kamila Kudelska reports about the American West from Cody, Wyoming. Her stories—which include blog posts, audio, and video—can be heard on Wyoming Public Radio, and are also found on Wyoming Public Media's website as well as right here on the Buffalo Bill Center of the West's website.
This unique partnership is made possible through the generosity of the Hal R. and Naoma J. Tate Foundation.
Below, explore Kamila's fascinating stories on contemporary issues in the American West along with its art, history, culture, and much more. She's on the scene...
...Reporting from the Center of the West.
Myths and legends of the American West still resonate today even though the region’s so-called “frontier” era was proclaimed closed long ago. In a sense, the period of great exploration and settlement in the West by newcomers continues to define aspects of the American spirit. Or really, what it means to be American, said James […]
For the past three years, the Whitney Western Art Museum of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody lent over eighty works of art from their main collection for a traveling exhibition: Go West! Art of the American Frontier. Since 2013, the Western American art exhibit traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, Omaha, Nebraska and Palms […]
The University of Wyoming recently teamed up with the Center of the West in Cody to research archeological materials not typically found in most of Wyoming and the Mountain West. Most of Wyoming’s archeology focuses on rocks, tools, and bones with knife markings, but as part of a new class, ten students will be looking […]
Mountain lions, wolves, and grizzly bears are all thriving in Wyoming. But only a couple of decades ago, these large carnivores were not doing so well. Wyoming Public Radio‘s Kamila Kudelska sat down with Dan Thompson, the large carnivore manager at Wyoming Game and Fish Department, to learn about the collaboration between Game and Fish […]
When you think of the American West, you don’t often think of Europe. But William F. Cody, widely known as Buffalo Bill, did. The American frontiersman, army scout and eventual showman was the founder of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West exhibition, a popular traveling show in the late 19th and early 20th century. When he first […]