On the grounds of the museum, you will find our beautiful bronze reproduction of a very famous Frederic Remington bronze sculpture. It has become one of the most-photographed objects on the museum grounds this holiday season. The name of the work is “Stampede” and it was Remington’s very last sculpture that he did before he died in 1909. It measures approximately two feet by five feet and has been reproduced in solid bronze by the “Lost Wax Casting Process,” cast in a brown patina and then hand-rubbed to bring out detail and highlights. The incredible detail of each sculpture is a Remington hallmark.
The donation was made to the museum by board member and Past-President Greg Davis. He said that the bronze had been purchased by his mother and was in his house, but he decided it was something that should be shared with more people, hence the donation and placement on the museum grounds. It stands on a marble base behind the museum at the base of the hill facing the Superstition Mountains near the amphitheater, not far from the old photograph of the cattle grazing where the museum now stands…a very appropriate spot.