Buffalo Bill Center of the West logo
Firearms Records Facility Rentals Raptor Experience Blog Posts Careers Internships Car Raffle About Us Business Directory Contact us F.A.Q.s
Get Tickets Museums Plan Your Trip Events Experiences School Programs Research Facility Rentals Store Membership Donate Firearms Records Car Raffle Blog Posts Employment About Us Contact Us F.A.Q.s
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Talk: Rethinking “Western” American Art by Carol Clark

June 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am MDT

Rethinking “Western” American Art

Saturday, June 18, 2022
10–11:30 a.m.

A free, illustrated lecture featuring art historian Dr. Carol Clark

Free and open to the public, but please RSVP to [email protected] if you wish to attend.

Dr. Carol Clark speaks about the legacy of Peter Hassrick as a historian of western American art and offers new ways to see American art through a western lens. To do this, she’ll propose readings of three recently discovered paintings by Charles Deas, one of which was last seen publicly in 1848.

Light refreshments will be served before the program.

Made possible by the Peter Hassrick Public Program Fund.

From the collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.
Charles Deas, “Winnebago (Wa-kon-cha-hi-re-ga) in a Bark Lodge,” by 1842. From the collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri—St. Louis.

About the speaker

Carol Clark
Carol Clark

Carol Clark is the William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art and American Studies, Emerita, at Amherst College. She taught courses that addressed the art of the United States, with a focus on the nineteenth-century and on public art, and co-taught a seminar on museums and society.

She earned a BA in History and an MA in the History of Art from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in the History of Art from Case Western Reserve University. Before coming to Amherst in 1987, she was Prendergast Executive Fellow at the Williams College Museum of Art, taught in the graduate art history program at Williams, and served as curator of paintings at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Clark’s most recent book, which won the Western History Association’s 2011 Joan Paterson Kerr Award, is Charles Deas and 1840s America (University of Oklahoma Press, 2009), published in conjunction with an exhibition she organized for the Denver Art Museum (August–November 2010).

About the series

Peter Hassrick was one of America’s foremost scholar-authors on western American art. The Peter Hassrick Public Program Series perpetuates his passion for innovative and creative public programming through the Whitney Western Art Museum.

Upcoming talks in this series

August 11, 6:30–8 p.m.: An Evening with Stephen Hannock: The Stories Behind the Diary in “Flooded Cascade”
September 22, 12:30 – 2 p.m.: Playing Cowboy: Charlie Russell and the Silver Screen by B. Byron Price (Buffalo Bill Art Show Lunch & Lecture)


June 18, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am MDT
Event Tags:
, , , ,


Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY United States
View Venue Website
BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST ◦ 720 Sheridan Avenue ◦ Cody, WY 82414 ◦ 307-587-4771Contact Us
+ +