Whitney Western Art Museum, with Yellowstone National Park-themed works of art.

Coming Soon:
A new special exhibition curated by YOU!

What do museum curators do? A central responsibility of curators is to share compelling stories by presenting and interpreting objects, with you, our community members, in mind.

Now is YOUR chance to be the curator. Do you have a favorite object (or group of objects) in the Center’s collection you’d like to highlight? An artist you’d like to research? Help us select one to three works of art and provide your perspectives by writing accompanying labels.

E-mail [email protected] with questions and recommendations.

Get inspired by browsing the collection at collections.centerofthewest.org and let your creativity flow!

Our current "Curated by Community" exhibit

Nathan Bender with his Curated by Community exhibit in the Whitney Western Art Museum.

Diana and Apollo in America

Curated by Nathan Bender, May 2023
Special collections librarian and archivist Nathan Bender with his Curated by Community exhibit, Whitney Western Art Museum.
Henry Kirke Brown's "Choosing of the Arrow" and Alexander Phimister Proctor's "Indian Maiden and Fawn"

Henry Kirke Brown’s “Choosing of the Arrow,” 1849. William E. Weiss Memorial Fund Purchase. 7.16.1; and Alexander Phimister Proctor’s “Indian Maiden and Fawn,” ca. 1926. Gift of A. Phimister Proctor with special thanks to Sandy and Sally Church. 4.08.13

"Curated by Community" Archives

Wilderness
Curated by Lacy Rose Edwards
"Wilderness," by Center of the West Gallery Guard Lacy Rose Edwards, for the exhibit she curated in summer 2022.
"Wilderness," by Center of the West Gallery Guard Lacy Rose Edwards, for the exhibit she curated in summer 2022.
Frederic Remington (1861-1909). Untitled (Impressionistic fall scene of birches and thick forest), 1908. Oil on board, 16 x 12 inches. Gift of The Coe Foundation. 89.67
Frederic Remington (1861-1909). Untitled (Impressionistic fall scene of birches and thick forest), 1908. Oil on board. Gift of The Coe Foundation. 89.67
Curated By Community wall in the Whitney Western Art Museum
Lacy Rose Edwards standing by her poem, "Wilderness" in the Whitney Wester Art Museum
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