The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History (June 20, 2017 – September 30, 2018)

This inaugural exhibition features 118 western film posters and lobby cards dating from the 1890s to the mid-1980s, curated from one of the world’s largest—and most historically important and inclusive—collections of western film graphic arts. The first of many planned exhibitions featuring posters and objects from the collection, it celebrates the American West, cowboys, Native Americans, the history of the movie industry, and the power of the West’s cultural legacies. It also pays tribute to Rennard Strickland (Osage/Cherokee), whose collection of more than 5,000 items was acquired in late 2016 in an education and community partnership between Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West and the Arizona State University Foundation.

A special celebration to honor the achievements of collector Dr. Strickland will be held at the museum on Sunday, September 24 from 2-4 p.m. For details on this event, click here.

Images:
  1. Gallery image of “The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History”
  2. Gallery image of “The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History”
  3. “Stagecoach,” 1939; The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History.
  4. “Life and Adventures of Buffalo Bill,” no date; The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History.
  5. “Cimarron,” 1931; The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History.
Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation Great Hall