In November 2013, the High Museum of Art and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West opened Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. The exhibition presents artworks and artifacts from the 1830s to 1930s, alongside contemporary pieces.

Go West! examines the collective perception of the American West and its origins in early nineteenth-century art. Works by artists such as Charles Russell, Albert Bierstadt, and Frederic Remington shaped ideas about the western frontier and reflect the evolution of the “Wild West” in the American imagination.

Marquand Books produced the catalogue Art of the American Frontier, which accompanies the exhibition. The 176-page book, designed by Susan Kelly, includes essays by curators Stephanie Meyer Heydt, Mindy N. Besaw, and Emma I. Hansen and features more than 300 full-color and black-and-white illustrations.

To learn more about the exhibition, visit the High Museum of Art. To purchase a copy of Art of the American Frontier, visit Yale University Press


Photography by Jeremy Linden