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.
Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
- December 3, 2017 – March 11, 2018: Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah
Few aspects of American history have had a more lasting impact than the exploration and settlement of the western frontier. Go West! considers evolving notions of the American West through art—from the West’s earliest visual history to the creation of its powerful romantic legacy.
Go West! is part of a winter of citywide events in Salt Lake celebrating the spirit of the American West, collectively called On the Trail of the West in Salt Lake City, Utah. CLICK HERE to find out all the details!
Invisible Boundaries: Exploring Yellowstone’s Great Animal Migrations
Very popular and well-received by visitors, the special exhibition Invisible Boundaries: Exploring Yellowstone’s Great Animal Migrations was on view here at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in 2016. The exhibition has also been on view at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC.
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.
Invisible Boundaries: Exploring Yellowstone’s Great Animal Migrations opened at Yale University on September 16, 2017, and remains on display there through March 25, 2018.
Click here to find out more about this special exhibition.
For the following, the Center lends between 1 and 5 objects from its collection to augment the exhibition:
Art in Embassies
- At the United States Embassy in Ashgabt, Turkmenistan, through November 30, 2017
The Art and Artistry of the Plains Indian Communities
- At the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from January 12 – September 27, 2017
Once Upon a Time… The Western: Framing a New Frontier
- At the Denver Art Museum in Denver, Colorado, in fall 2017