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Western art gallery grows into its own

 

August 24, 2009



MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Writer CODY, Wyo.

It started with a single sculpture a rifletoting, horse-riding bronze of Buffalo Bill Cody by New York ar t i s t -hei res s Ger t rude Vanderbilt Whitney. Now, the Whitney Gallery of Western Art located in Cody's namesake community just east of Yellowstone National Park is marking its first halfcentury with a sweeping reinstallation. The Whitney name stands as a reminder that it was made possible with Eastern largesse, the same behind New York's Whitney Museum of American Art. "We used to kid about how to build a Western museum with Eastern...



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