Beyond Our Walls
It is often said of our namesake, William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, that he brought the West to the world. Continuing that legacy, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West shares its own extraordinary object collection, exhibitions, and expertise beyond our walls with a national—and indeed international—audience.
From the loan of a few artifacts to complete traveling exhibitions, the Center of the West takes the authentic stories of the American West on the road. Here are some of the exhibitions around the country currently featuring objects from the Center.
Yellowstone: Invisible Boundaries
Opening at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming, on June 29, 2019, Invisible Boundaries remains on display there through September 15, 2019.
This special exhibition focuses on the migrations of elk and other charismatic, wide-ranging wildlife in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. It explores the challenges these animals face as they leave Yellowstone National Park and cross into surrounding multiple-use and private lands in search of winter resources. Their journeys link the ecosystem’s outermost foothills and ranchlands to its deepest, mountain wilderness.
Very popular and well-received by visitors, the special exhibition Invisible Boundaries: Exploring Yellowstone’s Great Animal Migrations was produced by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and appeared there in 2016. The exhibition has since traveled to the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC, and at Yale University’s Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Invisible Boundaries blends science, photography, and contemporary art through the work of major contributors Arthur Middleton, Joe Riis, and James Prosek, with additional work by videographer Jennie Nichols.
Click here to find out more about the exhibition at it originally appeared at the Center of the West.
Whitney Western Art Museum loans
Our Whitney Western Art Museum loans artworks to augment exhibitions at our fellow museums around the country. Here’s what’s traveling now or in the near future:
Objects that appear in our online collection can be viewed by clicking the links.
- End of Winter, Old Yellowstone Highway by T. Allen Lawson (oil on linen 5.11), for the exhibition Mood and Tone: The Art of T. Allen Lawson
- Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, Georgia, February 8–April 28, 2019
- The Lasso by William Ranney (oil on canvas 22.99.1) for the exhibition The Art of Texas: 250 Years
- Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas, May–August 2019.
- Paintings by Carl Rungius for an exhibition celebrating Rungius’s 150th birthday, June 1–November 3, 2019.
- For the exhibition Return to Calgary: C.M. Russell and the 1919 Victory Stampede, C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana, June 7–September 30, 2019.
- Rounding Up by N.C. Wyeth (oil on canvas 1.77), for the exhibition N.C. Wyeth: New Perspectives
- Portland Art Museum, Portland, Maine, June 22–September 15, 2019.
- Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, October 4, 2019–January 12, 2020.
- Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, February 12–May 10, 2020.