Just found out via Twitter that the Whitney Western Art Museum of the Buffalo Bill Center for the West in Cody, Wyoming, has recently acquired a new painting by John Mix Stanley. What’s special is that more than 200 of that artist’s works were destroyed in a fire in 1865, so not many survive. Another bit of news is that the museum will gather about 60 works by Stanley for an exhibition called Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley, which will open June 6, 2015. If you are interested in American art of the West, make plans to enter or leave Yellowstone Park by the East Entrance this summer!
Buffalo Bill Center of the West acquires “gem” by obscure American western artist, John Mix Stanley http://t.co/XRDtEhXA1Z
— Buffalo Bill (@centerofthewest) November 12, 2014
–posted by Beth Chapple, editor