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At the turn of the twentieth century, images of American Indians, cowboys and cavalry, pioneers and prospectors, and animals of the Western plains and mountains were collected eagerly. Through sixty-five bronze sculptures by twenty-eight artists, the exhibition The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925 explores the popularity of statuettes with American Western themes. Artists represented in the exhibition include Solon Hannibal Borglum, James Earle Fraser, Edward Kemeys, Frederick William MacMonnies, Paul Manship, Alexander Phimister Proctor, Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, and Charles Schreyvogel among others.
See a slideshow of works on view.
"Exhilarating…offers a rich bounty."—Wall Street Journal
The exhibition is made possible by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and the Enterprise Holdings Endowment.
It was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with the Denver Art Museum.
The catalogue is made possible by the William Cullen Bryant Fellows of the American Wing.