The Booth Western Art Museum is currently hosting an exhibit showcasing over 60 original works by the most well-known American Western artist in the world, Frederic Remington (1861-1909). Remington is best known today for his iconic bronze statues of soldiers, cowboys, and American Indians on horseback. His first bronze sculpture The Broncho Busterwas given to Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt (a close associate of Remington) by his Rough Riders, and an original casting was also donated to the Carter administration (where it resided in the Oval Office for many years). Another of Remington’s statues, Coming Through the Rye,featuring four cowboys riding side-by-side, is part of the White House permanent collection. Remingtonwas also largely responsible for the public’s early impressions of the Old West through his illustrations, paintings, sculptures, and writings. His action-filled illustrations were frequently featured in leading magazines of his day such as Harper’s Weekly, Century, Collier’s, Boys’ Lifeand Cosmopolitan.
This comprehensive and thoughtfully curated showcase is by far the largest and most important exhibition of Remington’s work ever displayed in the Southeast. The exhibit includes over 60 original pieces of Remington’s work—spanning his career and in all of his various media with pieces on loan from the Frederic Remington Art Museum, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and the Birmingham Museum of Art, along with privately owned pieces on loan from several Atlanta-area families. Be sure to plan your visit so you do not miss seeing this amazing exhibit before it closes on January 13, 2019.
More about The Booth Western Art Museum
Open since August 2003, the Booth Western Art Museumis the second largest art museum in the state of Georgia and was named the 2016 Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year from the Southeast Tourism Society. As a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, the 120,000 square foot Booth Western Art Museum features contemporary Western artwork, multiple galleries (including a Presidential Gallery; Civil War art gallery; and Sagebrush Ranch, an interactive children’s gallery), and is host to a variety of special events and temporary exhibits. The Booth’s collections allow visitors to “See America’s Story”—the land, people, struggles, dreams, and legends—in paintings, sculpture, photography and artifacts, featuring such legendary artists as Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, Howard Terpning, and Andy Warhol.
Plan Your Booth Museum VisitToday and Don’t Miss the Final Weekend of Remington!
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the attraction, the romance, and the conflict of the American West through the eyes of the greatest Western artist ever—Frederic Remington. We invite you to check our museum calendarfor events, exhibitions, and special activities as well as our “Plan Your Visit” page for information about operating hours, parking, and tips for your visit. For more information about The Booth Museum or the Frederic Remingtonexhibition, visit https://boothmuseum.orgor call 770-387-1300.