Art curator Karen McWhorter will present a talk on cowboy artist Charles M. Russell at the next meeting of The Pahaska Corral of Westerners in Cody, Wyoming, on Nov. 27.
McWhorter is curator of the Whitney Western Art Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, which holds one of the pre-eminent institutional collections of Russell’s work. The meeting will be held at the Governors Room in the Irma Hotel, beginning with a no-host dinner starting at 6 p.m. and followed by the presentation around 7 p.m. Both the dinner and the presentation are open to the public. Guests are welcome to attend only the presentation if they so choose.
Drawing on the vast holdings of the Whitney Museum of Art, McWhorter has coordinated a new temporary exhibition of more than 40 works of art by Russell and his friends Ed Borein, Will James, Joe De Yong and Philip Goodwin to open to the public in mid-November. This special exhibition, "Charlie’s Circle: The Art and Influence of Charles M. Russell," includes sculptures, paintings, photographs and illustrated letters, many of which will be featured in McWhorter’s illustrated lecture. McWhorter will touch upon the shared passions and subjects among artists in Charlie’s circle, and will offer insight into how the Whitney came to own such a treasure trove of Russell’s work.