Members Preview – James Bama Exhibition
October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
Members-Only Exhibition Preview
James Bama’s Photographs: Portraits of the West
Friday, October 20, 2023
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Center of the West members, please join us on Friday evening, October 20 starting at 5:30 p.m. for a special members-only preview of a new special exhibition. James Bama’s Photography: Portraits of the West celebrates this beloved local artist and opens to the general public the next day.
The free-for-members event begins with remarks in our Coe Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. A reception featuring appetizers and a cash bar follows from 6–7:30 p.m. in the exhibition space, the John Bunker Sands Photography Gallery.
More about the exhibition
Portraits of the West highlights the diverse and fascinating people of the West through James Bama’s lens: old-timers, children, rodeo performers, reenactors, Native activists, powwow dancers, ranchers, and outfitters. The exhibition touches on ideas such as the resilience and transfer of traditions across generations and the relationship between the artist and his subjects. Click here to learn more about the exhibition.
Images from MS 243 James Bama Collection, McCracken Research Library.