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February 2020

Traditional Cowboy Arts Association Workshop: Rawhide Braiding

February 26 - 28 In conjunction with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA), this workshop will address aspects of rawhide braiding. Students will focus on round, flat and square braiding techniques, with and without cores. String size and quantity as it relates to the core, and string cutting, will also will be addressed. This workshop is suitable for those with an understanding of braiding and familiarity with basic techniques as well as advanced braiders. Instructor: Nate Wald has been braiding…

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Warhol and Wine Paint Night

Wind down from the stresses of the day with this fun, one-night painting event! Visit the Museum for a painting class under instruction of Wine & Palette. In conjunction with Warhol and the West, create your own Warhol-inspired canvas painting. $45; $40 for Museum members. All supplies provided, including light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Reservations are closed.

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March 2020


NewsChannel 4 and the National Cowboy Museum are teaming up to present Weatherschool, a great way for kids to learn about Oklahoma’s ever-changing weather in a lively format with the KFOR 4Warn Storm Team. Following Weatherschool, explore the Museum’s exhibitions to discover the role of weather in the West. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the 45-minute presentation, then explore weather-related art in the Museum galleries. Admission is free for students and chaperones (one per seven students). Ask about…

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Andy Warhol Did Western Art?


Join Seth Hopkins, Executive Director, Booth Western Art Museum, as he explores Warhol and the West and the range of Western imagery Warhol produced. New scholarship will examine how Warhol’s Western work merges the artist’s ubiquitous portrayal of celebrities with his interest in cowboys, American Indians and other Western motifs. His work in the Western genre is immediately recognizable, impressive, daring, inspirational and sometimes confrontational. This body of work furthers our understanding of how the American West infiltrates the public’s…

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Educators After Hours: Andy Warhol’s West


Socialize after hours during a free K – 12 professional development session at the National Cowboy Museum. Seth Hopkins, executive director of the Booth Western Art Museum and curator of Warhol in the West, leads educators on a tour of the exhibit, featuring Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians portfolio, the last major project before his death. It includes images of 14 iconic Western subjects such as Custer, Geronimo and John Wayne.  Participants will: Explore Warhol and the West with exhibit curator…

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Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Picturing the Past

Photographer Dorothea Lange captured images of Americans, including many Oklahomans, as they struggled through the Great Depression. Listen to stories about her life and work at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., create Depression-era toys including a rag doll and mini soapbox car, partake in a derby down the Museum hallway and sample food. Wrap up with a showing of Kit Kitteridge: An American Girl. Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last.

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Read the West Book Club: Drawing Fire: A Pawnee, Artist and Thunderbird in World War II


Woven with Pawnee legend and language and quickened with wry Native wit, Drawing Fire traces the service of recognized Pawnee Indian and artist Brummett Echohawk as he and his unit of Depression-era cowboys, farmers and more than 1,000 American Indians fight their way through key battles at Sicily, Salerno and Anzio during World War II. Read the West Book Club meets in January, February and March; attend one or all three. Books available for purchase in The Museum Store (15%…

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Drop-In Drawing: Leaders Downfall

On the second Sunday of the month, explore your creative side, practice different techniques and skills and be inspired by the artwork in the galleries and gardens. Borrow drawing materials from the Visitor Services desk in the Museum lobby (while supplies last) or bring your own! Gather with art lovers to enjoy an afternoon of drawing and learning with other artists. Free for Museum members or with Museum admission.

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Lange: Artist or Activist?

With hardship and suffering as consistent areas of focus throughout her career, Dorothea Lange created arresting portraits with the aim of sparking reform.Join Kimberly Roblin, Director of the Dickinson Research Center and Curator of Archives, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, as she explores the new exhibition, Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing, organized by the Oakland Museum of California. Museum of California, tomorrow, March 12 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Bring your lunch or purchase one at The Museum…

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March Special Programming Update


Out of an abundance of caution, the Museum has decided to cancel our special programming for the month of March. All other events and activities for the year are currently set to continue as scheduled. The Museum is open for regular business hours, and extra precautions are being taken to maintain a healthy environment for our visitors, volunteers and staff. Learn more here

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