Joslyn Art Museum -- Go West! Art of the American Frontier

From the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

GoWest_title-logo_BLACKNovember 15, 2015–April 17, 2016

Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68102


Few aspects of our national history have had a more lasting and decisive influence than the exploration and settlement of the western frontier. Go West! Art of the American Frontier considers evolving notions of the American West through more than 90 artworks and Plains Indian artifacts from the collection of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Featured artists include Albert Bierstadt, George Catlin, Alfred Jacob Miller, Thomas Moran, William Ranney, Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington, and more. Go West! also features a remarkable selection of objects from several tribes of the Great Plains, all from the Buffalo Bill Center’s Plains Indian Museum.

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Discount offer:
Mention WESTWARD O at the entrance desk and receive $1 off a general public adult exhibition ticket for Go West! (reg. price: $10). Offer valid through run of show. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer.

Also at Joslyn Art Museum:
Brad Kahlhamer in the Riley Contemporary Artists Project Gallery
Artist Brad Kahlhamer (born to a Native American mother and adopted by German-American parents) is engaged at Omaha’s Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and featured in Joslyn’s Riley CAP Gallery with new work in response to Joslyn’s Native American collection. Kahlhamer’s diverse body of work draws from a variety of sources, including Native American traditions, punk rock, graffiti, country western music, and comic books, as well as Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Admission is free to the Brad Kahlhamer exhibition.

Home page image credit: Charles M. Russell, Watching the Enemy (Blackfeet Indians, Montana), ca. 1918–1920 (Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming)


Apsáalooke (Crow), Montana, Jacket, ca. 1885, Tanned deer hide, pigment, cloth, otter fur, ribbon, glass beads, and dyed horse hair, 38 5/8 x 22 inches, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, Irving H. “Larry” Larom Collection, NA.202.592.