Phippen Museum

Phippen Museum

The Phippen Museum, named after George Phippen, the founding President of the Cowboy Artists of America, is committed “to preserve and exhibit museum quality Western art and educate the public about the unique heritage, history, legends and influence of art of the American West.” The main gallery includes several pieces by George Pippen. Of special interest are the small bronze sculptures located throughout this Prescott, Arizona museum which opened in 1984 and is making plans to expand. The current special exhibit, All Aboard! The Life & Work of Marjorie Reed, features some of her 82 paintings documenting the Butterfield Overland Trail. She traveled along this mail route in the 1930s and 40s and completed this series in 1957. She paints stagecoaches racing along the wild landscape in the early days of settling the West. With several husbands, her personal life was as colorful as her artwork.

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