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Art of the American West

Joslyn Art Museum is internationally recognized for its collection of artists and explorers of the American West, including major holdings by Alfred Jacob Miller and nearly 400 watercolors and drawings by Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, who journeyed up the Missouri River between 1832–34 to portray the landscapes of the high plains and its native inhabitants. American Indian cultures are represented by a diverse collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists, as well as nineteenth-century portraits of important Plains chiefs by Charles Bird King and Henry Inman.