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August 2020

Drop-In Drawing

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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 to Museum members or with Museum admission.

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Read the West Book Club: Cherokee America

Inspired by Margaret Verble’s family history and told from a Native American point of view, Cherokee America is a different kind of Western. In the Civil War's aftermath, complex alliances and simmering race and culture clashes unite and divide the people living on Cherokee lands. Tensions mount and violence escalates, and the long arm of white law encroaches further into Indian Territory. Determined to survive and thrive on her own terms, Cherokee America Singer must come together with family and friends…

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Perked Up Playdate August

Meet up with friends within a safe community space at the all-new Friess Family playground. During these playdates, friendships will form, a community will develop and conversations will take place while children are actively engaged in structured playtime. Enjoy iced refreshments for both adults and littles provided by EÔTÉ Coffee Company!

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September 2020

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Girls of the Golden West

Drawing on the Museum’s vast photographic and art collections, Michael Grauer, McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture/Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art will describe life for women in the American West. It will feature the depth and breadth of the Museum’s ability to show women of different cultures and lifeways. Bring your lunch or purchase one at The Museum Grill. Reservations are not required. Free admission to the Board Room and The Museum Grill.

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Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Cowboy Duds Tie-Dye Bandanna

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Do you like to dress like a cowboy? Wear your best hat and boots and come make a one-of-a-kind bandanna through a fun dying process, learn about the many ways you can use it, make a paper bag Western vest and enjoy storytime. Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last.

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: West: The American Cowboy

The American cowboy/cowgirl and rodeo communities, the horse and cattle ranches and the remarkable landscape of America's Wild West are celebrated by award-winning photographer Anouk Masson Krantz. Born and raised in France, Krantz read many Western books set in Montana, Wyoming and Texas, envisioning the Wild West full of adventure, danger and intrigue. Her husband grew up just outside New York City but her father in law grew up on a Kansas ranch. She determined she would see the West…

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Prix de West Virtual Sale

Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale Sale Weekend Events Friday, September 11, through Saturday, September 12, 2020 The Museum hosts its annual exhibition of more than 300 paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation. The premier art exhibition features works ranging from historical pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionistic works of art. Landscapes, wildlife art, and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition. 2020 Prix de West…

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Drop-In Drawing: Father and Daughter at the Crow Fair

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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 to Museum members or with Museum admission.

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Perked Up Playdates September

Meet up with friends within a safe community space at the all-new Friess Family playground. During these playdates, friendships will form, a community will develop and conversations will take place while children are actively engaged in structured playtime. Enjoy iced refreshments for both adults and littles provided by EÔTÉ Coffee Company!

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Texas Women and Ranching, 1850-1870

Retracing women's history is often a problem due to challenges including name changes, allocating their property to their husbands, omission of occupations in census records, and clerical errors. While it is unequivocally true that men have always been the main characters in the livestock industry, many women participated in the livestock industry and supported their families as they accumulated vast wealth. Join Deborah Liles, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and W. K. Gordon Chair of Texas History at Tarleton State University as…

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