Each year, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Patrons Ball fundraising gala includes a silent auction of beautiful artwork and jewelry, decorative arts, unique experiences, and often an article or two of clothing. In this unprecedented year, we have moved the auction online as we keep the health and safety of our supporters top-of-mind. […]
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.
Not many American impressionists depicted the West. Most painted the East coast and Europe. But Karen McWhorter, the curator of the Whitney Western Art Museum, said one American impressionist, John Henry Twachtman, painted a series of Yellowstone National Park. “He ventured West only the one time, and this was relatively late in his life. He passed […]
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After nine-and-a-half years as part of the Center of the West family, Cody Firearms Museum Curator Ashley Hlebinsky is moving on to pursue new career opportunities, help other museums across the country with their firearms collections, and (finally) live in the same state as her husband. While she’ll still serve us as a Curator Emerita and Senior Firearms Scholar, it’s […]
The events of the last several weeks here in Cody and in communities across the United States speak to both the best and worst of what makes our “noble experiment” (as the Founders described it) successful. We have seen horrific violence but also impressive bravery and even greater humanity. These events remind us that our Republic […]