Art: The Wild West: Plains to the Pacific

On display through October 9 at San Francisco’s Palace of the Legion of Honor: Some Pieces on Display for the First Time

What do contemporary American multimedia artist, William Wiley, Funk artist Roy de Forest, and early 20th century illustrator and painter Maynard Dixon have in common? One might say, “not much” until you see their works side-by-side in Wild West: Plains to the Pacific, on display at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. When juxtaposed, a whole new light is cast on themes ranging from transportation in the West to depiction of Native American life to the beauty and grind of California agricultural life.