Life in the American West

Exhibition Website

Jan 28 2017 - Apr 16 2017

Brookgreen Gardens

Murrells Inlet, SC

Life in the American West showcases sculpture, paintings, prints, and drawings on loan from contemporary artists, collectors, and galleries plus historic works from the Brookgreen collection.

The Jennewein Gallery displays two themes: “Cowboys, Settlers, and Pioneers” and “The Western Landscape”. The art of major landscape painters including Jim Wilcox, Tom Browning, Rosie Sandifer, and Scott Christensen is shown, as well as works by artists who specialize in depicting life in the west such as Herb Mignery, Bill Nebeker, Donna Howell-Sickles, Curt Mattson, Sonya Terpening, T. D. Kelsey, and Garland Weeks. 

The Noble Gallery features “Native Americans, Customs, and Artistry” with the work of Doug Hyde, Paul Moore, John Coleman, and others who sculpt and paint scenes of Native American life and customs. It also includes native crafts – pottery, basketry, weaving, jewelry, beadwork – which today are considered works of art. “Animals of the West” features the work of great animal sculptors, Walter Matia, Steve Kestrel, Tim Shinabarger, Cynthia Rigden, and Sandy Scott, to name a few.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • American
  • Jim Wilcox
  • Tom Browning
  • Rosie Sandifer
  • Scott Christensen
  • Herb Mignery
  • Bill Nebeker
  • and others

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