Today we celebrate the birthday of one of our patrons, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, whose generosity and continued support of his mother’s founding contributions helped to shape the Whitney Western Art […]
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A blog about the collections, exhibits, and goings-on of the Whitney Western Art Museum.
The West of the nineteenth century was a fascinating place to venture. This was the time of Lewis and Clark, the Louisiana Purchase, territories becoming states, and (right in our own […]
Dear readers and patrons, Thank you so much for all of your thoughtful questions on our collections, gallery displays, and objects. I hope you find our responses helpful. Let’s get […]
Hi to all you western art lovers out there. Things are kickin’ at the Whitney as we gear up to start rotating out our art and prepare for the spring […]
If you are familiar with the art of James Bama, you will immediately think of his beautiful photo-realistic paintings, paintings filled with the people of the West—Native Americans, cowboys, rodeo clowns, […]
Had it not been for Karl Bodmer’s 1830s drawings of the people and places of the American West, that way of life might have remained shadowy at best. In 2013, […]