Art of the American West

The art of the American West is well represented in the Museum’s permanent collection. In addition to spectacular western landscapes such as Albert Bierstadt’s Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California (1865) and William Louis Sonntag’s Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (1886), the Museum has significant Western scenes by Henry F. Farny, James Everett Stuart, Joseph Henry Sharp, and De Cost Smith. The Museum also has a fine collection of graphic works by George Catlin, Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, and Will Crawford. Most important, perhaps, are the Museum’s Western sculptures, including a rare cast of James Earle Fraser’s The End of the Trail (1918), works by Charles Schreyvogel and Adolph Weinman, and important bronzes by Frederic Remington, the most significant of which is the first cast of The Wounded Bunkie (1896).