Wichita Art Museum, Kansas
Kansas-born printmaker Lloyd Foltz is the focus of the exhibition Lloyd C. Foltz: Prairie Print Maker at the Wichita Art Museum. The self-taught artist’s career began at the Western Lithograph Company in Wichita, and he eventually became a key member of the Prairie Print Makers, a society of print artists and collectors. The exhibition is part of a series of exhibitions dedicated to the celebration and showcasing of the Prairie Printmakers curated by Barbara Thompson, granddaughter of the society’s founder, C.A. Seward. To catch this installment of Prairie Print Makers exhibitions, check here.
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington
A longtime resident of New York City’s East Village, Sally Davies is well versed in photographing and painting the faces of New Yorkers. The University of Kentucky Art Museum has brought Davies’ work westward in the exhibition Sally Davies: New Yorkers. In this series, Davies portrays her fellow city residents and their apartments, full of the trinkets and personality that demonstrate how New York is an island of misfit toys. Make sure to plan your visit here and fast, as the exhibition closes on March 19.
Fralin Museum of Art, Charlottesville, Virginia
This winter, the Fralin Museum of Art welcomed Nostalgia U.S.A.,an exhibition that explores American culture and its relationship to the past. Curators of the exhibition describe nostalgia not only as a longing for things of the past, but also as a way to construct a story or a myth. Nostalgia U.S.A. asks museum goers to ponder constructions of the American identity and how the artists whose works are featured might either underpin or combat traditional narratives of what it means to be American. This provocative exhibition is not to be missed. Check here to plan your trip in advance.
Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana
Joseph Ernest Nephtali Dufault is better known as Will James, author of the novel Smokey the Cowhorse and an artist famed for his depictions of cowboys and rodeos. The Yellowstone Art Museum celebrates a different side of the artist’s work in the exhibition Women by Will. The exhibition features more than thirty drawings of cowgirls and frontier women that have never been on exhibition before. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we enjoin you to take a trip to YAM to broaden your imagining of the Old West through the eyes of Will James. Check here to plan your trip in advance.