RE: She has inherited a lot of Western art--maybe 200 pieces. Most of it
has been painted or sculpted in the last century and features native
Americans or cowboys.
What does one do with a collection like this?
She might try contacting Gilcrease Museum here in Tulsa. They have one of
the largest collections of Western Art. http://www.gilcrease.org/
Also, there is a large collection at Woolaroc http://www.woolaroc.org/
which was a ranch for Frank Phillips, an oil baron. It is kind of a hidden
collection, much larger than one would expect, out in the rolling Osage
hills of Oklahoma. We are having our high school reunion there in 2 weeks
and I am looking forward to seeing the deer, buffalo, peacocks and many
other animals that they keep there as well as the art collection. The
animals roam freely and often come up to the car as you are driving the long
winding path down to the museum.
Also--she may need to research what tribe of native Americans? For example
the Cherokee Indians and the Osage Indians here in Oklahoma are floating in
dough due to the Indian casinos they sponsor so they frequently purchase
artwork but of course, they prefer, specific tribal portrayals or specific