More exposure for Proctor is coming to the Pacific Northwest. On November 15th, the Tacoma Art Museum will open the Haub Family Gallery, a collection of Western American art from over 140 artists, including five Proctor sculptures: the Stalking Panther; Pony Express; Pursued; Buckaroo; and Indian Warrior.
The Haub collection is regarded as one of the top Western American art collections in the country, an ideal home for Proctor’s iconic Western sculptures. Featuring artworks from 1797 through today, the exhibition spans more than 200 years of work displaying the various ways in which historic artists depicted the culture and lifestyle of the American West, as well as its modern day influence. Similar and contrasting ideas of the West are shown through the various images of cowboys, Native Americans, wildlife, landscape, and more.
“It is exciting to see Proctor artworks more predominately displayed in the region where he spent so much of his lifetime,” commented Laura Proctor Ames, Director, A. Phimister Proctor Foundation and Museum. “We’re honored that Proctor’s work is a part of this important collection, bringing the history and stories of the American West to life, in the Pacific Northwest.”
Proctor can also be seen parading through downtown Tacoma on the side of the Tacoma Link, thanks to museum promotional efforts.
Also showcased in the collection with Proctor are works by many other master artists from his time, including Charles Russell, Henry Shrady, Paul Manship, and Frederick Remington. All of these sculptors have become staples in the realm of Western American art. Laura Fry, Haub Curator of Western American Art at the Tacoma Art Museum, brings extensive experience to the show, and worked to assemble the exhibition to curate the important art while showing the colorful history of the American West.
You can visit tacomaartmuseum.org for more information on the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Haub Family Galleries. The Galleries open on November 15th and the exhibition will run through Fall of 2015.
The Tacoma Art Museum is located at 1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA.