Hassrick Receiving Honorary Doctorate
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 8, 2017
A former director of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center will be receiving the University of Wyoming’s highest award at commencement ceremonies May 12th and 13th.
Peter Hassrick, Director Emeritus and Senior Scholar at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, will receive an honorary doctoral degree from UW. Hassrick is considered a leading authority on art of the American West, and has written extensively on western artists, including Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, and John Mix. Hassrick was executive director of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (now the Buffalo Bill Center of the West) in Cody for twenty years, leaving that position in 1996 to eventually become the founding director of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West at the University of Oklahoma.
Hassrick has since returned to Cody, where he serves as Director Emeritus and Senior Scholar at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. He continues to curate art exhibitions, lecture on art of the American West, and write numerous publications.
- photo courtesy Buffalo Bill Center of the West