Art: Wild West Museum

The Wild West, which has supplied the U.S. with some of its most stirring epics and evocative art, curiously had no major museum it could call its own. Last week, with the opening of the $400,000

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Gallery of Western Art in Cody, Wyo. (pop. 5,872), this oversight was remedied. Now tourists, folklore specialists and art lovers alike can see in a handsome 240-ft.-long gallery the Old West in all its glory, ranging from an Indian brave's buckskin jacket with porcupine-quill embroidery and the original "Deadwood Stage" built in Concord, N.H. in 1840 to works by such master painters of...

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