From Ellensburg to Puyallup to Pendleton, cowboys, ranching, and rodeos have been part of the Pacific Northwest’s culture for over 100 years. This exhibition celebrates the cowboys, cattle, horses, and landscapes of our region. See how Northwestern cowboy culture has inspired artists, from Alexander Phimister Proctor’s sculptures to William Cumming’s paintings and creations by working cowboys such as beloved local artist Fred Oldfield. Round up your friends and family to explore artistic connections between the Northwest and the wider American West at TAM.
Northwest Cowboys in Art was organized by Tacoma Art Museum. The exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Seasonal support provided by ArtsFund.
William Cumming (1917-2000), Kay Gee Doc (detail), 1973. Tempera on board, 48 × 52½ inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of JP Morgan Chase, 2009.19.1.