Closing Day of “The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History”

Sunday, Sept. 23 is the last day to view The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History. This 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. 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.

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.