epiCENTER: Explore the CENTER of it all with our staff!

Enjoy the observations and interests of the people who work at the Center of the West here in our staff blog. Just note that these are the personal perspectives of individual staff members, and are not meant to be official representations of Center expertise or policy.

Art and Exploration of the American West: The Scientific Journey of Karl Bodmer


During the course of the nineteenth century, government officials, scientists, and artists traveled to the American West in search of land, resources, and the best… Read More

Mr. Postman: Is there a letter for me?

Mail call at the Pitchfork

There was a time when Mr. Postman was a neighborhood celebrity and letter writing was a big deal. In the letter above, Charles Dickens (1812… Read More

Artist Interview with Julie Oriet: Her Inspiration, Works, and Thoughts on the Artist-In-Residence Program

Julie Oriet creates beautiful pastels of the American West.

The popular Artist-In-Residence program hosted by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West has drawn to a close for 2016. The annual summer program appeals… Read More