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National Geographic Western photo exhibit opens at 10 museums

By Franz Lanting, courtesy National Geographic

WASHINGTON — On October 27, “National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West,” a collection of iconic Western images captured by National Geographic photographers over more than a hundred years, opened in 10 museums across the United States.

The exhibition features an unprecedented selection of images that define the spirit of the American West, all created by National Geographic photographers, including William Henry Jackson and Ansel Adams.

The show contains rarely seen and never-before-seen images from the National Geographic collection.

The exhibition is at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C.; the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming; the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, Georgia; Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis; Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma; National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City; Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, New York; C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana; and the Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas.