The best-known Western artist in the world, Frederic Remington (1861-1909), shaped our view of the American West with his illustrations, paintings, sculptures, and writings. Leading magazines such as Harper’s Weekly, Century, Collier’s, Boys’ Life, and Cosmopolitanfrequently published his action-filled illustrations, which even to this day are largely responsible for our popular culture impressions and images of the American Old West. While it was his paintings that built his reputation during his lifetime, Remington is best known today for his iconic bronze statues of soldiers, cowboys, and American Indians on horseback. A casting of his first bronze, The Broncho Buster, was given to Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt (a close associate of Remington) by his Rough Riders, and an original casting was also donated to the White House during the Carter administration (where it was often seen in pictures of the Oval Office). Another of Remington’s statues, Coming Through the Rye,featuring four cowboys riding side-by-side, is also part of the White House permanent collection.
Now, in a never-before-seen exhibit, The Booth Museum presents over 60 original pieces of Remington’s work, spanning his entire career and including all of his various forms of media. This comprehensive and thoughtfully curated showcase is by far the largest and most important exhibition of Remington’s work ever displayed in the South. It will include pieces on loan from the Frederic Remington Art Museum, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Amon Carter Museum and the Birmingham Museum of Art, along with privately owned pieces on loan from several Atlanta-area families. The exhibit will also feature three versions of Remington’s first bronze, The Bronco Buster, considered one of the most enduring images of the American West.
As a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, the 120,000 square foot Booth Western Art Museum is the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the country. The Booth’s permanent collection covers more than a dozen galleries, while several temporary galleries host 10 to 12 exhibitions per year. 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.
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. For more information about The Booth Museum or the exhibition, visit or call 770-387-1300.