Since 1917, the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has devoted itself to sharing the story of the authentic American West. The Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, includes five museums and a research library under one roof—the Buffalo Bill Museum, Whitney Western Art Museum, Plains Indian Museum, Cody Firearm Museum, Draper Natural History Museum, and the McCracken Research Library.
Joe Ricketts founded The Ricketts Art Foundation to enrich people’s lives by providing innovative access to the works of important visual, performing, and literary artists, both current and past. The Foundation’s first project, a co-production with The Buffalo Bill Center of The West and the Museum of the Mountain Man, is to create an online catalogue for the Western works of art by Alfred Jacob Miller.
Partnering with the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, The Ricketts Art Foundation has once again been instrumental in creating an Online Catalogue bringing the work of Alexander Phimister Proctor to the public.
The Proctor Collection Endowment Fund was established and generously funded by Phimister Proctor “Sandy” Church to maintain the Buffalo Bill Center of the West collection of Proctor artwork, further research and scholarship into Proctor’s life and work, and support conservation and exhibition of the Proctor Collection.
Phimister Proctor “Sandy” Church
Laura Proctor Ames
The Proctor Family