Several Proctor bronzes will be on display in the upcoming exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition is called “The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925,” and features sixty-five sculptures that are iconic of the “Old West” lifestyle.
From cowboys to wildlife to American Indians, sculptors embraced the turn of the century culture through their artwork. These pieces have become quintessential to most people’s perception of the American West. Proctor was well known in this field with such pieces as “Buckaroo” and “Indian Warrior, ” just to name a few.
There will be four categories within the exhibition: the American Indian, wildlife, the cowboy, and the settler. At least one Proctor bronze will be featured in each of these categories.
A total of twenty-eight artists make up the traveling exhibition, which will start at the MET on December 18, 2013, and leave April 13, 2014. The exhibition will then move to the Denver Art Museum from May 9 – August 31, 2014, and finally end at the Nanjing Museum in China, September 29, 2014 – January 18, 2015.
For more, visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2013/american-west