Women in Wyoming

Exhibit at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

THE EXHIBIT: October 25, 2019 - August 2, 2020

Buffalo Bill Center of the West: 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY

Women in Wyoming, the multimedia exhibit, will make its worldwide debut at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming on October 25, 2019. The BBCW includes five museums and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The BBCW is the only Wyoming affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Annually, the BBCW welcomes over 175,000 visitors per year from all 50 states and around the world.


A celebration of Wyoming’s incredible women, the exhibit is an immersive experience that will be on display from October 25, 2019, through August 2, 2020.

An artist, photographer and fifth-generation native born in Powell, Wyoming, Linton Buk created Women in Wyoming as a way to tell the stories of and celebrate the achievements, power and learned wisdom of contemporary Wyoming women through art and media. The project shares stories through portrait photography and a podcast, where Linton Buk sits down with women from Banner to Upton, the Wind River Reservation to sheep camp at the base of the Wind River mountains.

The Women in Wyoming exhibit will feature large-scale portraits as well as an audio soundscape and interactive storytelling elements with profiles from Chapter I: Breaking Boundaries, Chapter II: Filling the Void, Chapter III: Power and Chapter IV: Rising, as well as a preview of Chapter V: The Cowgirl State.

WWxBBCW Exhibit Team:  Rebecca West (L), Curator of Plains Indian Cultures, the Plains Indian Museum and Co-Curator  Women in Wyoming , WW Project Director Lindsay Linton Buk, and Karen McWhorter (R), Scarlett Curator of Western American Art and Co-Curator  Women in Wyoming.

WWxBBCW Exhibit Team: Rebecca West (L), Curator of Plains Indian Cultures, the Plains Indian Museum and Co-Curator Women in Wyoming, WW Project Director Lindsay Linton Buk, and Karen McWhorter (R), Scarlett Curator of Western American Art and Co-Curator Women in Wyoming.

Women in Wyoming shines a light on heroines among us. Women who have defied odds, fulfilled dreams, exceeded expectations and filled voids by invoking their own unique strengths and skills.
— Karen McWhorter, Scarlett Curator of Western American Art, Whitney Western Art Museum and Co-Curator, Women in Wyoming

Linton Buk is no stranger to what it means to be successful in today’s Wyoming.

An editorial and commercial photographer by trade, Women in Wyoming is a project that’s dear to her, so much so that she’s traveled more than 15,000 miles, developed 600 rolls of medium-format film, recorded 3,000 minutes of audio interview footage and met with amazing women throughout Wyoming, including artists, Supreme Court Justices, politicians, authors, linguists, pilots, outdoorswomen and more.

Women of this state have long persevered and prospered, showing the world what it means to have Wyoming spirit and grit. Lindsay Linton Buk beautifully and powerfully captures some of Wyoming’s amazing women and reminds us why we are proud to call Wyoming home.
— Former Wyoming Governor, Matt Mead
Chapter II’s Lynette St. Clair, an Eastern Shoshone linguist on the Wind River Reservation.

Chapter II’s Lynette St. Clair, an Eastern Shoshone linguist on the Wind River Reservation.


The exhibit coincides with the 150th anniversary of women having the right to vote in Wyoming in 2019 and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020. We invite you to join our celebration of the women’s suffrage centennial, and visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West to see the Women in Wyoming exhibit from October 25, 2019 to August 2, 2020!

Introducing the WW Limited Edition Exhibit Bag. Designed in collaboration with Wyoming maker and artist, Pam Barlow of Copperdot Leathers, the WW Exhibit Bag is a hand-crafted, Wyoming heirloom supporting Women in Wyoming’s upcoming exhibit and production efforts. Pre-order here.

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