The exhibit features the best images of the West published by National Geographic over its 125-year history, and includes works by nearly 80 different photographers. It also reveals some surprises from the National Geographic Image Collection. Many of the images will be instantly recognizable for their subjects; others less so. Arrayed together, they tell a story about imagination, spectacle, adventure and surpassing beauty, together with startling views into the daily struggles of people and animals in a vast and often intimidating territory.
Participating museums in the National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West, include:
Odd that the show isn't appearing anywhere farther west than Wyoming. It's excluding most of the West. I guess these museums are members of a Western consortium, and the locations are limited to them, but still.
For more on the National Geographic, see Lakota Stories on National Geographic Website and Navajo Cops Hypes the Supernatural.
Below: "American Indian Beauty Pageant winner Acosia Red Elk waits for a parade at the tipi village, a part of the Pendleton Round-Up rodeo since its 1910 inception." (William Albert Allard/National Geographic)