PETER HASSRICK: THE LAST OF THE BUFFALO
THURSDAY, MARCH 27 @ 7PM
THE HIGH MUSUEM
The artist George Catlin feared that the bison that ranged in the millions might be exploited and that the Plains Indians who depended on them could be decimated as a result. His apprehension was perceptive. Many artists played roles in telling the story of this tragic development, but none did so as profoundly as the grand manner painter Albert Bierstadt. His monumental allegory to the bison’s demise, The Last of the Buffalo, is a highlight of Go West! and will be the focus of this lecture by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Director Emeritus and Senior Scholar Peter Hassrick.