Our most recent special exhibitions, Whoop It Up! and Women in Wyoming, are now both on exhibit. Future exhibition plans will be posted here as plans are made.
Women in Wyoming: now open in the John Bunker Sands Photography Gallery
October 26, 2019–August 2, 2020
This highly anticipated special exhibition, borne of a project by photographer, artist, and Powell, Wyoming, native Lindsay Linton Buk, has now made its debut at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Linton Buk created Women in Wyoming as a way to tell the stories of and celebrate the achievements, power, and learned wisdom of contemporary Wyoming women through art and media. The project shares stories through portrait photography and a podcast, where Linton Buk sits down with women from across Wyoming.
The exhibition is generously sponsored by the Wyoming in Wyoming exhibition: the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, First Bank, Edward Jones, the Hughes Charitable Trust, and Linda Spencer Murchison & Reid Murchison. It remains on exhibit through August 2, 2020.
Click here to learn more about the exhibition.
Whoop It Up! Celebrating 100 Years of the Cody Stampede: now open in the Anne & Charles Duncan Special Exhibition Gallery
June 7, 2019–summer 2020
Featuring vintage photographs, artwork, artifacts, film footage, and more, Whoop it Up! tells the story of the Cody Stampede, a highly successful, multi-day rodeo event held every year since 1919, except during World War II. The special exhibition interprets the Stampede in the context of its precursor, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, with its heroic portrait of the American cowboy taming wild broncs. It connects as well to the diverse cast of lady riders, cowgirls, trick riders and ropers, and bold equestrianism that made the Wild West a template for western rodeos throughout America.
Whoop It Up! opened June 7, 2019, in the Center’s Anne and Charles Duncan Special Exhibition Gallery, and will remain on exhibit at least through summer 2020.