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What will you see?

The Whitney Western Art Museum exhibits works of art from the western masters you know to contemporary artists working today. What will you see when you spend some time in this thematic space? Here are a few highlights that give you a glimpse of the collection’s breadth.

'Buffalo Bill-The Scout' by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. 3.58

Buffalo Bill, The Scout

An iconic sculpture of William F. Cody scouting a trail, Buffalo Bill—The Scout was commissioned to memorialize Cody after his death in 1917. Artist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney completed it in 1924. Find out more about the sculptress and her work. 

Frederic Remington Studio exhibit in the Whitney Western Art Museum

Frederic Remington's Studio Re-creation

Well-known western artist Frederic Remington influenced the way we see western culture and lifestyle through his works of cowboys, cavalry, and American Indians. He often used objects collected in his travels as inspiration for work he completed back in his studio.

Albert Bierstadt (American, born Germany, 1830–1902). The Last of the Buffalo, ca. 1888. Oil on canvas, 60.25 x 96.5 inches. Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, USA. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Trust Fund Purchase. 2.60

The Last of the Buffalo

Artist Albert Bierstadt understood the importance of bison to Indigenous cultures of the Plains and considered western peoples and the lands and wildlife upon which they depended to be under grave threat. His work The Last of the Buffalo explores this theme.

Looking for more highlights throughout the Center?

There are abundant and amazing treasures to be found throughout the Center of the West’s five, world-class museums. Find a sampling of objects in each museum by checking out our Highlights Map.