There is more to art than meets the eye. Behind every piece of art is a creative process. People rarely see this framework: the hours of deliberation and preparation; the pages of practice; the energy expended; the materials purchased; the techniques utilized; and the overall approach guiding it all — until now. Artist collections from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Dickinson Research Center take us into the minds and studios of prominent Western artists. Learn how palettes reveal personalities. See sketchbooks and studies. Tally supplies and browse reference files. Explore the artistic process, not the finished piece, in this new Brodkin Contemporary Western Artists exhibition.