National Geographic Greatest Photos of the American West
October 27 2012 - April 28 2013
NATURAL BRIDGES NATIONAL MONUMENT, Utah, 2008, JIM RICHARDSON, National Geographic Stock.
HAYING, Nebraska, 2004, JIM RICHARDSON, National Geographic Stock.
NEVADA COWBOY BRIAN MORRIS, 1970, WILLIAM ALBERT ALLARD, National Geographic Stock.
AMERICAN INDIAN BEAUTY PAGEANT WINNER, Oregon, 1997, WILLIAM ALBERT ALLARD, National Geographic Stock.
RODEO, Nebraska, 1998, JOEL SARTORE, National Geographic Stock.
TEHACHAPI WIND FARM, California, 2008, JEFF KROEZE, National Geographic Stock.
About the Exhibition
National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West, a collection of iconic Western images gathered by National Geographic over a span of some 125 years, will open in 10 museums across the U.S. on October 27, 2012.
National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West represents the first time a photography exhibition of this magnitude has opened at so many U.S. venues simultaneously. The exhibition presents a powerful and nuanced portrait of the West over more than a century, and it’s exciting that the medium of photography allows multiple openings across the country for greater impact in sharing the combined vision of such an important group of photographers.
Participating museums include:
- Booth Western Art Museum
- Buffalo Bill Historical Center
- Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
- Gilcrease Museum
- National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
- National Geographic Museum
- National Museum of Wildlife Art
- Rockwell Museum of Western Art
- C.M. Russell Museum
- Stark Museum of Art
Learn more about this exhibit at www.photographsofthewest.org.
For more information about hosting this traveling exhibition, please contact:
Adam Harris, Petersen Curator of Art and Research