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Current Exhibitions

Open Until May 12, 2019

Few animals conjure the power and symbolic presence of the North American bison. Whether painted on a tipi or an artist’s canvas, minted on a nickel, or seen grazing in Yellowstone National Park, the image of the bison stirs in us deep loyalties t…

Open Until May 12, 2019

As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who shaped it. Explore early artists such as the Kiowa Six, T…

Open Until May 12, 2019

Men and women from across the American West played critical roles — both “over there” and on the home front — in helping the Allies win World War I. The American Expeditionary Force (AEF) divisions drawn from the Western states provided crucial su…

Open Until May 12, 2019

The American West is difficult to define and far more complex than stereotypes suggest. It is a destination, an experience, an idea, and for some even home. It has few boundaries and crosses cultures, geography, socioeconomics, gender, age, and e…

Open Until July 14, 2019

The Museum’s Dickinson Research Center is home to more than 700,000 photographs, 44,000 books, and perhaps unexpectedly, at least 1,000 horses. Meet some of the herd in Horseplay, the new exhibition featuring Tom Lovell’s sketches and studies of …

Upcoming Exhibitions

Opening on June 7, 2019

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum proudly presents the 47th annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale featuring more than 300 paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation with art semina…

Opening on June 15, 2019

The centennial of Grand Canyon National Park is an opportunity to exhibit more of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s permanent collection that focuses on landforms unique to the American West and to share with…

Opening on July 19, 2019

Art is not one-dimensional and neither are those who create it. Though often defined by their most well-known work or style—Impressionist, Cubist, Modern, Realist, Western—they experiment and evolve throughout their careers, often working across …

Opening on August 30, 2019

Opening on August 30, 2019, Colors of Clay explores the cultural and regional diversity of indigenous ceramic vessel traditions in North America. Vibrantly colored and sculpted with absolute precision, clay pots, bowls, pitchers, and jars were a …

Opening on September 14, 2019

The regionally distinctive horse furniture that is emblematic of the North American West and is preserved through the craftsmanship of TCAA artists has its roots in a unique mixture of cultures and traditions that blended in Colonial Mexico. The d…

Opening on October 4, 2019

Elevating the Legacy of The Traditional Cowboy Arts…

Opening on November 8, 2019

Small Works, Great Wonders® features a fusion of traditional and contemporary paintings and sculptures at affordable prices. Enjoy cocktails with more than 100 of the nation’s finest artists, including many from the prestigious Prix de West. Door …

Opening on November 15, 2019

On the 50th anniversary of the 1969 film “True Grit”, this exhibition will examine similarities and the differences between these two versions of films. View the context of the novel by the same title, using artifacts, costume components and props from both films. John Wayne Collection pieces…

Opening on December 14, 2019

Consumption of the West through popular media has been a mainstay of Western culture. Pulp publications, film, radio, music, television, and video games have all presented treatments of the West…

Opening on January 31, 2020

Co-Organized by the Booth Western Art Museum, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and Tacoma Art Museum…

Opening on February 14, 2020

Through the lens of her camera, Dorothea Lange documented American Life with riveting, intimate photographs that portrayed some of the most powerful moments of the 20th century.

Opening on February 12, 2021

This is the first major exhibition ever produced on the Spiro Mounds. This project is being produced with the support of the Caddo Nation and the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes…

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