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Outdoor Sculptures of the Whitney

Enjoy the outdoor sculptures on the grounds and in the beautiful sculpture gardens at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. These amazing bronzes are all part of the Whitney Western Art Museum's collection—and there are more inside!

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: Nancy M


Bird Woman
Greeves, R. V. | Sculpture |...
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Exhibit notes: Bird Woman (Sacagawea) by R.V. Greaves

Museum record: 10.05 | 2001 | H: 72 in, width: 24 in, Base Width: 25 in, base depth: 16 in | Bird Woman | Gift of Carlene M. Lebous and C. Harris Haston and of Keith and Bobbi Richardson | 10.05.v2.jpg | 10.05.jpg | 10.05.v1.jpg | 10.05.jpg | 10.05.web.jpg | Sacagawea | Sculpture | bronze | Greeves, R. V.

Buffalo Bill -- P...
Scriver, Bob | Sculpture | b...
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Exhibit notes: Buffalo Bill—Plainsman by Bob Scriver

Museum record: 12.77 | 1976 | H: 86.5 in, width: 62 in, depth: 50.25 in, base diameter: 41.125 in, base depth: 5 in, overall height: 91.5 in | Buffalo Bill -- Plainsman | Museum Purchase | rear center base: (copyright mark) NAWA / D.A. [backside of base:] Modern Art Foundry / New York. / N.Y. [front of base:] WF Cody/ "Buffalo Bill" / 1846-1917. | rear center base: Bob Scriver / 1976 | BBHC Cody Enterprise column: Your Museum Matters, January 2010 From our collection: Since 1989, sculptor Bob Scriver’s Buffalo Bill – Plainsman has stood in front of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center greeting visitors. The 7-foot bronze, like most of the Center’s outdoor sculptures, sustains considerable wear and tear from Wyoming’s weather. In addition, visitors who touch or climb on the sculptures also can cause damage. The barrel of Buffalo Bill’s rifle, for example, is front and center in so many of our visitors’ vacation snapshots, and over time, its patina completely wears away! Thankfully, our conservation action plan allows for regular reconditioning. | 12.77.jpg | 12.77.web.jpg | 12.77.jpg | 12.77.JPG | Figure | Sculpture | bronze (heroic) | Scriver, Bob

Buffalo Bill - Th...
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt...
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Exhibit notes: Buffalo Bill—The Scout by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

Museum record: 3.58 | 1924 | H: 149 in, width: 84 in, L: 138 in | Buffalo Bill - The Scout | Gift of the artist | Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (Not dated but completed in 1924), Roman Bronze Works N.Y. plinth: BUFFALO BILL / MDCCCXLVI - MCMXVII | Acoustiguide. Source: Gift of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney as part of 2 commissions from the trustees of the Buffalo Bill Memorial Association. Provenance: Gift (and partial purchase) from the artist. A rowel stolen off of the sculpture years ago was returned in 1994. The rowel is in VB.C7.S1. | BBHC Cody Enterprise column: “Your Museum Matters” – May 1, 2009 From our collection: In 1922, the Buffalo Bill Memorial Association commissioned a New York artist, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, to create a monument to Buffalo Bill in Cody, Wyoming. Not only did she create a masterpiece, she also gave generously. In 1924, she donated Buffalo Bill – The Scout, and forty acres of adjacent land, to the association, and the statue was dedicated July 4, 1924. For 30 years, the Scout remained a solitary figure at the outskirts of town. Then, in 1954, Whitney’s son, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, contributed a sizeable donation in his mother’s memory, creating the Whitney Gallery of Western Art which opened in 1959. When the Whitney Gallery reopens on June 21, 2009, visitors will now be able to see the Scout through the entire length of the gallery. Credit Line/caption: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875 – 1942). Buffalo Bill – The Scout, 1924. Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming. Gift of the artist. 3.58 | 3.58.jpg | 3.58.jpg | 3.58v2.jpg | 3.58.2014pic.JPG | 3.58.JPG | 3.58.web.jpg | William F. Cody | military | horse | Sculpture | bronze | Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt

Buffalo Prayer
Fraser, James Earle | Sculpt...
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Exhibit notes: Buffalo Prayer by James Earle Fraser

Museum record: 51.72 | modeled ca. 1917 | H: 107.5 in, Base Width: 36.5 in, Base Length: 37.5 in | Buffalo Prayer | Gift of William E. Weiss, Jr. | bottom left of base: Modern Art Foundry./.New York./.NY.;bottom rear of base:(design) | Source: (Purchased from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, with funds from William E. Weiss, Jr.). Moved outdoors-approximately 6-1-86. Modeled ca. 1917; copyrighted by Fraser on February 14, 1931; cast posthumously in 1968. Model in collection of Syracuse University. | 51.72.JPG | 51.72.jpg | 51.72.jpg | Indian | Sculpture | bronze | James Earle Fraser (1876-1953) Buffalo Prayer modeled ca. 1917, copyrighted 1931 cast posthumously 1968, bronze cast 1 of edition of 2 cast by Modern Art Foundry Gift of William E. Weiss, 51.72 | Fraser, James Earle

Change of Seasons
Kelsey, T.D. | Sculpture | b...
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Exhibit notes: Change of Seasons by T.D. Kelsey

Museum record: 2.95 | 1994 | H: 45.5 in, width: 60 in, depth: 34 in, weight: 0 lbs | Change of Seasons | Gift of Allen & Company Incorporated. The Board of Trustees dedicates this sculpture to Dr. Robert B. Pickering in recognition of his faithful service as Vice President and Deputy Director of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. September 16, 1999-July 31, 2009. | front of base: CHANGE OF SEASONS 6/10 c (in a circle) T.D. KELSEY 1994 [back:] Billings/Bronze | 2.95.jpg | 2.95.JPG | 2.95.jpg | 2.95.jpg | 2.95.web.jpg | buffalo | Sculpture | bronze | Kelsey, T.D.

Code of the West
Mignery, Herb | Sculpture | ...
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Exhibit notes: Code of the West by Herb Mignery

Museum record: 9.01 | 1998 | H: 140 in, width: 137 in, depth: 72 in | Code of the West | Gift of Mike Kammerer/Code of the West Foundation | lower right base: "CODE OF THE WEST"/FOR MICHAEL KAMMERER/Mignery/CA/1998 | The artist granted written permission for Educational and Public Relations use of the image of this object without further contact with him. This does not include an commercial use. Herb Mignery, July 15, 2006. | 9.01 v2.jpg | 9.01.jpg | 9.01 v1.jpg | 9.01.jpg | 9.01.jpg | 9.01.jpg | 9.01.web.jpg | Cowboy | horse | Sculpture | bronze | Herb Mignery (b. 1937) Code of the West 1998, bronze Gift of Mike Kammerer/Code of the West Foundation, 9.01 | Mignery, Herb

Crazy Horse
Greeves, R. V. | Sculpture |...
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Exhibit notes: Crazy Horse by R.V. Greeves

Museum record: 7.00.1 | 1997 | H: 99 in, width: 51 in, depth: 26 in | Crazy Horse | Gift of Mike and Kris Kammerer/Code of the West Foundation | front base: KiLLED 1877 DEFENDING HIS COUNTRY; PL base: CRAZY HORSE; rear base: AMERICAN HERO; rear center, robe trailer: R.V. GREEVES/1997 #3 | rear center, robe trailer: R.V. GREEVES/1997 #3 | 7.00.1.jpg | 7.00.1.jpg | 7.00.1.jpg | Sculpture | bronze | R.V. Greeves (b. 1935) Crazy Horse 1997, bronze cast 3 Gift of Mike and Kris Kammerer/Code of the West Foundation, 7.00.1 | Greeves, R. V.

Daddy Long Legs
Kelsey, T.D. | Sculpture | b...
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Exhibit notes: Daddy Long Legs by T.D. Kelsey

Museum record: 14.12.9 | 1995 | width: 78 in, depth: 77 in, H: 48 in | Daddy Long Legs | Sidni A. Kelsey Collection donated by her loving husband | Daddy Long Legs Intermediate | l.277.2004.2.jpg | Sculpture | bronze | T.D. Kelsey (b. 1946) Daddy Long Legs 1995, bronze 1 of edition of 7 The Sidni Kelsey Collection Loan, L.277.2004.2 | Kelsey, T.D.

Dimming Trails of...
Coleman, Michael | Sculpture
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Exhibit notes: Dimming the Trails of Other Days by Michael Coleman

Museum record: 7.04 | 2004 | H: 30 in, L: 80 in, width: 30 in | Dimming Trails of Other Days | Gift of Naoma Tate and the Family of Hal Tate | top of wallow: In Memory of / Harold (Hal) Robert Tate; end of wallow: 2/3 Michael Coleman / [in heart] H T / N T | Buffalo standing near a wallow. Buffalo has birds resting on his back. Contains additional wildlife including snakes on the permieter of the wallow. | 7.04.jpg | birds | snake | buffalo | wallow | Sculpture | Michael Coleman (b. 1946) Dimming Trails of Other Days 2004, bronze cast 2 of edition of 3 Gift of Naoma Tate and the Family of Hal Tate, 7.04 | Coleman, Michael

Prickly Pear
Ringer, Charles | Sculpture ...
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Exhibit notes: Prickly Pear by Charles Ringer

Museum record: 5.05 | 2004 | H: 60 in, width: 56 in, depth: 56 in, base diameter: 30 in | Prickly Pear | Gift of Howard and Lili Ann Camden | Sculpture from previous year's Buffalo Bill Art Show. Appropriate for outdoor exhibit. Steel will rust; artist planned that. | 5.05.jpg | 5.05.web.jpg | 5.05.jpg | cactus | Sculpture | steel | Ringer, Charles

Sacajawea
Jackson, Harry | Sculpture |...
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Exhibit notes: Sacagawea by Harry Jackson

Museum record: 5.80 | 1980 | H: 114 in | Sacajawea | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Cashman, (C) Harry Jackson Trust 2006. All Rights Reserved. | on base: C Harry Jackson 1980/WYOMING FOUNDRY/STUDIOS CAMAIORE ITALY/SAJO 1P; on edge of robe: CAST FOR RICHARD CASHMAN | Restrictions: Some photo restrictions - See Contract Title: Sacagawea (artist prefers Sacajawea, 5/5/2009) | Quarterly Journal: Points West: Journal of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Summer 2003, cover and inside cover image | 5.80.JPG | 5.80.jpg | 5.80v1.jpg | 5.80.jpg | 5.80.jpg | 5.80v1.web.jpg | 5.80.jpg | 5.80v1.jpg | Sacagawea | Sacajawea | Pompey Charbonneau | Sculpture | painted bronze | Sacajawea Harry Jackson (b. 1924) 1980, painted bronze Cast by Wyoming Foundry Studios Camaiore, Italy Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Cashman © Harry Jackson Trust 2006. All Rights Reserved. Jackson began planning Sacajawea, a monumental sculpture, in the mid 1970s. The finished piece resides in the Cashman Greever Garden at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Observe the differences and similarities between the first working model (below) and the final piece. 5.80 | Jackson, Harry

September
Coleman, Michael | Sculpture...
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Exhibit notes: September by Michael Coleman

Museum record: 7.01 | 2001 | H: 94 in, L: 126 in, Base Width: 39 in, width: 68 in | September | Gift of Naoma and Hal Tate | LL base side: SEPTEMBER / 4/9 Michael Coleman | 4/9 | LL base side: Michael Coleman | 7.01.jpg | 7.01.jpg | 7.01.jpg | 7.01.jpg | 7.01.web.jpg | moose | Sculpture | bronze | Michael Coleman (b. 1946) September modeled 2000, cast 2001, bronze cast 4 of edition of 9 cast by Baer Bronze Fine Art Casting Gift of Naoma and Hal Tate, 7.01 | Coleman, Michael

Swamp Donkey
Kelsey, T.D. | Sculpture | b...
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Exhibit notes: Swamp Donkey by T.D. Kelsey

Museum record: 14.12.7 | 1996 | width: 48 in, L: 119 in, H: 57 in | Swamp Donkey | Sidni A. Kelsey Collection donated by her loving husband | Swamp Donkey Fountain Monument | l.277.2004.5.jpg | Sculpture | bronze | T.D. Kelsey (b. 1946) Swamp Donkey 1996, bronze cast 1 of edition of 7 The Sidni Kelsey Collection Loan, L.277.2004.5 | Kelsey, T.D.

Texas Gold
Kelsey, T.D. | Sculpture | b...
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Exhibit notes: Testing the Air by T.D. Kelsey

Museum record: 14.12.19 | 1982 | width: 118 in, H: 47 in, depth: 52 in | Texas Gold | Sidni A. Kelsey Collection donated by her loving husband | Intermediate. Located outside back door | l.277.2003.147v1.jpg | l.277.2003.147v6.jpg | l.277.2003.147v2.jpg | l.277.2003.147v3.jpg | l.277.2003.147v4.jpg | l.277.2003.147v5.jpg | l.277.2003.147v7.jpg | Sculpture | bronze | Kelsey, T.D.

The Unknown
Greeves, Richard | Sculpture...
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Exhibit notes: The Unknown by R.V. Greeves

Museum record: 69.86 | 1985 | H: 108 in, width: 92 in, Diameter: 90 in | The Unknown | Gift of Marjorie May Braun through the Braun Foundation | Back: R. Greeves/1985, Lower front: The Unknown, Back: R. Greeves/1985, Back, lower right: (design) | Installed in garden on 6-13-86. Commissioned by Braun Foundation. | 69.86.JPG | 69.86.jpg | 69.86.jpg | Other | monument | Group | Indian | Sculpture | bronze | Greeves, Richard

Washakie - Chief ...
Greeves, R. V. | Sculpture |...
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Exhibit notes: Washakie—Chief of the Shoshone by R.V. Greeves

Museum record: 7.00.2 | 1999 | H: 129 in, width: 81 in, depth: 42 in | Washakie - Chief of the Shoshone | Gift of Mike and Kris Kammerer/Code of the West Foundation | front base: WASHAKIE; rear base below right foot: Rv. Greeves 2/5 /2000 | rear base below right foot: Rv. Greeves 2/5 /2000 | 7.00.2.jpg | 7.00.2.jpg | Chief Washakie | Sculpture | bronze | Greeves, R. V.