Tommy Wayne Cannon, or more commonly known as T.C. Cannon, was Native American artist of the 20th century. He was an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe. Karen McWhorter, the curator of the Whitney Western Art Museum, said he played an important role in the development of contemporary Native art. “Whereas traditional Native art is […]
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A blog about the collections, exhibits, and goings-on of the Whitney Western Art Museum.
Museum curators often receive public inquiries, and sometimes an outside person can be very helpful to gaining better insight on a painting or object in the museum. For Karen McWhorter, the curator of the Whitney Western Art Museum, a call from a professor made her look at George Catlin’s “Mandan-View of the Missouri Above the […]
When you think of epic western landscapes, what comes to mind is probably those of Albert Bierstadt. Karen McWhorter, the curator of the Whitney Western Art Museum, said he stood out as a Western painter because he really brought 1800’s East Coast and European audiences to a scene they otherwise couldn’t imagine. She said the […]
Frederic Remington’s Studio in New Rochelle, New York While Frederic Remington worked from his studio in New Rochelle, New York, friends and neighbors Jack Summerhayes and his wife spent a lot of time with Frederic and Eva. Take a listen as Mrs. Summerhayes shares her reflections on the artist. Frederic Remington’s studio inspired his work. […]
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West has loaned four significant paintings to the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming, to augment two special exhibitions showcasing Carl Rungius. The year 2019 is the 150th anniversary of wildlife painter Rungius’s birth, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art celebrates the milestone with dual exhibitions […]
Henry Inman, Hoo-Wan-Ne-Ka (Little Elk), 21.95.1 and Shar-I-Tar-Ish, 21.95.2 Henry Inman (1801–1846). Hoo-Wan-Ne-Ka (Little Elk), 1832. Oil on canvas, 30.4375 x 25.5625 inches. Gift of Allen & Company Incorporated, 21.95.1 Henry Inman (1801–1846). Shar-I-Tar-Ish, 1832. Oil on canvas, 30.375 x 25.625 inches. Gift of the Blank Family Foundation, 21.95.2 Between 1821 and 1828, Thomas L. […]