Originally Published: July 19, 2007 9:57 a.m.
Click here to see a photo gallery depicting some of the work that will be on display at the Phippen Museum's "Western Art the Cowboy Way" show this weekend. From July 21 through Oct. 28, “Western Art, the Cowboy Way” will take over the Phippen Museum. This exhibition features the work of two of the best-known figures in American Western art today: Bill Nebeker and Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt. Both of these artists have a deep appreciation for the life and culture of the American cowboy. Bill Nebeker, longtime member of the Cowboy Artists of America, immortalizes the common cowboy with his dynamic bronze sculptures. He presents truthful depictions of the historic American West with a strong sense of honor and humility. Robert Shufelt, better known as “Shoofly,” uses his pencil to capture lasting tributes to this vanishing way of life. His subject matter is the simple moments found in everyday cowboy life. The Phippen Museum is proud to display the work of these two artists who truly embody the cowboy spirit and perpetuate the endearing legend of life on the range both today and in its past. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and children under the age of 12 are free.