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May Announcement for the Utah Westerners

“AT A GLANCE, CODY, WYOMING”

Presented by Donna Poulton

For those Westerners who are going on the field trip in June, this lecture will be an introduction to the remarkable town of Cody, Wyoming, its cast of characters and to our generous hostess, Naoma Tate, who has made much of our upcoming experience possible. For those who can’t go on the trip this year, this lecture is the next best thing.  The talk will focus on the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and its five museums. You’ll soon come to understand why it is referred to internationally as “The Smithsonian of the West.”  Part of the lecture will describe the Western Art in the permanent collection of the Whitney, one of the five museums, which exhibits iconic works by Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, Frank Tenney Johnson, Thomas Moran and so many others. The Whitney will receive particular attention in the lecture as it is the gallery that will most likely be bypassed by the majority of the group for the world famous gun collection just next door!

On the second day of our visit, we will tour the ranch home of Naoma Tate, where Westerners will learn about her remarkable art collection, which contains works by Buck Dunton, Maynard Dixon, Frank Tenney Johnson, Albert Bierstadt and an exciting collection of contemporary Wyoming artists.  A number of those works will be discussed in detail in this lecture. In addition, the history of Naoma Tate’s home, which was once a dude ranch with such notable guests as John Wayne will also be described.

Donna Poulton

After curating art of Utah and the West at the University of Utah’s Museum of Fine Arts for seven years, Donna Poulton has recently established her own company, Donna Poulton Fine Art Consulting.  She grew up in Dillon, Montana where she spent much of her time on her grandfather’s ranch. She lived and worked in Germany for twelve years and received her M.A. from Boston University in Stuttgart and later received her Ph.D from Brigham Young University.  She has juried and curated many exhibitions, including Bierstadt to Warhol: American Indians in the West and LeConte Stewart: Masterworks. Dr. Poulton has written articles on Utah and Western Art for Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and Western Art and Architecture. She is the co-author of Utah Art, Utah ArtistsPainters of Utah’s Canyons and Deserts; Reuben Kirkham: Pioneer Artist and Deserts; LeConte Stewart Masterworks and her current book Painters of the Tetons, co-authored with her husband Jim Poulton.

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