"The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925"
Upper East Side
Until Tue Dec 31 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Dec 18 2013
Americans were far less sensitive in the 19th century than they are today, so they scarcely let the grass grow beneath their feet before they began to celebrate the taming of the West. And of course, works of art in all mediums were created as part of that effort (until long after the frontier was closed, in fact). The Met rounds up some examples in sculpture, many of cowboys and Native Americans, and the results are both charming and cringe-inducing, depending on your point of view.