In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Whitney Western Art Museum in 2008, artist Ted Waddell donated a large painting titled, Red Lodge Horses. Turns out it was also in honor of his 50-year painting career as well. Karen McWhorter, the curator of the Whitney, said the painting is an abstract depiction of horses in a […]
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A blog about the collections, exhibits, and goings-on of the Whitney Western Art Museum.
Painter Thomas Moran visited Yellowstone National Park in 1871. A year before, Yellowstone became the world’s first national park. Moran traveled to Yellowstone on a formal expedition to document both in text and imagery of the place to the world. “Moran was tasked with bringing color to Yellowstone,” said Karen McWhorter, the curator of the […]
You have questions about Will James … we have the answers. Here’s everything you need to know about James in a nutshell.
The Whitney Western Art Museum has a studio collection of Joseph Henry Sharp. He is best known as a Tao Society artist, but he also spent time in Montana. Karen McWhorter, the museum’s curator, said he spent his winters in Montana and his summers in New Mexico. He built a cabin in Crow Agency. “It […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2018 Good news and bad news, Russell or Heikka? By Peter Hassrick, PhD The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Whitney Western Art Museum holds, among its many national treasures, a remarkable and sizeable collection of works by the celebrated Montana artist Charles M. Russell. In its early iterations, […]
You have questions about W.H.D. Koerner … we have the answers. Here’s everything you need to know about Koerner in a nutshell.