September 14 – January 5, 2020
The regionally distinctive horse furniture that is emblematic of the North American West and is preserved through the craftsmanship of Traditonal Cowboy Arts Associaion (TCAA) artists has its roots in a unique mixture of cultures and traditions that blended in Colonial Mexico. The decorative traditions of cow – and horse-gear provide some of the most enduring motifs and icons of Western culture.
Caballeros y Vaqueros (CyV) traces the decorative traditions of new world husbandry as they developed in Colonial Mexico from a fusion of Native American, European, African, and Islamic traditions. By focusing on working objects as sculptural art, CyV helps guests to see the global traditions that manifested into a unique Western visual tradition.