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September 2021

Brown Bag Lunch Series: ¡VIVA LA INDEPENCIA!: The Role of Hombres a Caballo in Mexico, 1821-1930

In conjunction with the exhibition ¡Viva Mexico!, National Cowboy Museum Curator Michael Grauer will celebrate the bicentennial of Mexico’s independence from Spain by emphasizing the roles of horseback peoples and cultures in Mexican history. Historically, men on horseback have always been viewed as independent and protectors of independence. Throughout Mexican history, from chinacos to vaqueros to charros, hombres a caballo (men on horseback) fought against oppression and became vital symbols of Mexico’s multicultural heritage. Bring your lunch or purchase one…

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Drawing in Different Styles

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Is variety the spice of your life? Want to try your hand at different techniques? Then this is the art class for you! Join artist “Scottie” Scott as she leads this drawing class combining various styles – including portraiture, still life and plein air – utilizing various media such as graphite, charcoal, conté and watercolor. August 19: Venture into the Museum’s Garden Gallery for a plein air drawing session August 26: Draw a portrait from a live model September 2:…

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Kids Take Over the Cowboy – Mexican Independence

Join us in commemorating Mexico’s bicentennial, 200 years since it achieved independence from Spain. Celebrate by playing a traditional Mexican game, make a mini pinata and make your own Mexican flag while learning about its origins and symbols. Stay for storytime at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Free for members or with Museum admission. Activities available while supplies last.

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Signature Tour

From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the diverse cultures that have shaped…

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Signature Tour

From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the diverse cultures that have shaped…

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: The Republic of Mexico: Decades in the Making

The case of Mexico’s Civic Militia illustrates the extent to which independence was less a defined moment in time than a series of changes spanning decades. Guanajuato, the old mining capital and so-called “cradle of independence,” is a case in point. Matters of government, citizenship, class, and race all converged in the institution of the militia decades before, and after, Agustin de Iturbide’s 1821 declaration. Join Bryan E. Vizzini, Ph.D., Professor of History at West Texas A&M University as he…

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Drawing in Different Styles

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Is variety the spice of your life? Want to try your hand at different techniques? Then this is the art class for you! Join artist “Scottie” Scott as she leads this drawing class combining various styles – including portraiture, still life and plein air – utilizing various media such as graphite, charcoal, conté and watercolor. August 19: Venture into the Museum’s Garden Gallery for a plein air drawing session August 26: Draw a portrait from a live model September 2:…

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Still-Life Drawing in New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West

Be inspired by the artists who lived and worked in northern New Mexico during the 1920s and 1930s, and who are featured in New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West. Each week there will be a different still life to draw within the exhibition space. Study from the artists of the past and try your hand at your own masterpiece! Borrow drawing materials from the Visitor Services desk in the Museum Lobby (while supplies last)…

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Still-Life Drawing in New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West

Be inspired by the artists who lived and worked in northern New Mexico during the 1920s and 1930s, and who are featured in New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West. Each week there will be a different still life to draw within the exhibition space. Study from the artists of the past and try your hand at your own masterpiece! Borrow drawing materials from the Visitor Services desk in the Museum Lobby (while supplies last)…

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Signature Tour

From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the diverse cultures that have shaped…

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