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September 2021

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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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Finding El Norte: Shifting Perspective on Western History

In conjunction with the exhibition Find Your North, Nathan Jones, National Cowboy Museum associate curator of history, will present a wide-angle overview of Western history with a focus on the Hispanic experience of the area from 1527 to today. Examining the West on a north- south axis offers new questions and insights into the region’s history. Bring your lunch or purchase one at The Museum Grill. Reservations are not required. Free admission to the Brown Bag presentation and The Museum…

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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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Traditional Cowboy Arts Association Workshop: Quirts: The How and Why

September 28 - 30 In conjunction with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA), this hands-on workshop will address the construction of quirts, their different styles and regional differences. Function, balance and decoration will also be addressed. Skill level required: Intermediate to advanced, participants should have some experience braiding bodies over cores and basic long and short buttons. Instructors: Nate Wald has been braiding for 30 years, Nate was awarded the Academy of Western Artists (AWA) Braider of the Year award…

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October 2021

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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Curator Conversations – Founding of the New Mexico Art Colonies

Join Michael Grauer, McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture and Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art, on the first Tuesday of October for a discussion of New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West. This major traveling exhibition offers a fresh perspective on the evolution of art in New Mexico, from the late Romantic era to the advent of early Modernism. Grauer will take an in-depth look at two of the most important national and international…

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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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Drop-In Drawing: Corn Dance, Santo Domingo, B.J.O Nordfeldt

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On the second Sunday of the month, explore your creative side in a fun and informal drawing session. Be inspired by the artists who lived and worked in northern New Mexico during the 1920s and 1930s, and who are featured in the exhibition New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West. This month’s focus will be on movement. Borrow drawing materials from the Visitor Services desk in the Museum Lobby (while supplies last) or bring your…

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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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Read the West Book Club- The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés Reséndez illuminates in his myth-shattering The Other Slavery, it was practiced for centuries as an open secret. Through riveting new evidence, including testimonies of courageous priests, rapacious merchants, and Indian captives, The Other Slavery reveals nothing less than a key missing piece of American history. Read the West Book Club meets in October, November and December; attend just one event or all…

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Academy of Western Art: Creating Dynamic Paintings

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Prix de West artist Sonya Terpening presents a workshop providing the tools for artists to step out of their comfort zones and reach for a higher level of competency regardless of skill level or style. Students will gain command over the arrangement of pattern, line and value to create a great design and execute it with dynamic brush strokes and color. Terpening strives to help each artist satisfy their own unique sense of what they want to achieve in a…

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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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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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November 2021

Curator Conversations – From the Romantics to the Modernists

Join Michael Grauer, McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture and Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art, on the first Tuesday of November for a discussion of New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West. This major traveling exhibition offers a fresh perspective on the evolution of art in New Mexico, from the late Romantic era to the advent of early Modernism. Grauer will explore artists who pushed boundaries, adapted new ways of thinking and seeing and…

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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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Small Works, Great Wonders

Small Works, Great Wonders® features a fusion of traditional and contemporary paintings and sculpture at affordable prices. Enjoy cocktails with more than 100 of the nation’s finest artists, including many from the prestigious Prix de West. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music paired with beautiful works of art make for a truly special evening. For sponsorship information, please contact Trent Riley at (405) 478-2250 ext. 251 or triley@nationalcowboymuseum.org. 

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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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Drop-In Drawing: Live Model

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On the second Sunday of the month, explore your creative side in a fun and informal drawing session. Be inspired by the artists who lived and worked in northern New Mexico during the 1920s and 1930s, and who are featured in the exhibition New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West. This month’s focus will be on a live model. Join local artist “Scottie” Scott as she shares a few tips to get the most out…

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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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Read the West Book Club — Death Comes for the Archbishop

Willa Cather's best-known novel is an epic — almost mythic — story of a single human life lived simply in the silence of the Southwestern desert. In 1851 Father Jean Marie Latour comes to serve as the Apostolic Vicar to New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. In the almost 40 years that follow, Latour spreads his faith in the only…

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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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December 2021

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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Curator Conversations – Women Artists of New Mexico

Join Michael Grauer, McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture and Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art, on the first Tuesday of December for a discussion of New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West. This major traveling exhibition offers a fresh perspective on the evolution of art in New Mexico, from the late Romantic era to the advent of early Modernism. Grauer will highlight the women who persisted! Discover the women that flourished in pushing boundaries…

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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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Read the West Book Club—Edge of Taos Desert: An Escape to Reality

In 1917 Mabel Sterne (Mabel Dodge Luhan), patron of the arts and spokeswoman for the New York avant-garde, came to the Southwest seeking a new life. This autobiographical account is a remarkable description of an Easterner's journey to the American West. It is also a great story of personal and philosophical transformation. The geography of New Mexico and the culture of the Pueblo Indians opened a new world for Mabel. She settled in Taos immediately and lived there the rest…

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Drop-In Drawing: Portrait of a Taos Indian, Ernest L. Blumenschein

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On the second Sunday of the month, explore your creative side in a fun and informal drawing session. Be inspired by the artists who lived and worked in northern New Mexico during the 1920s and 1930s, and who are featured in the exhibition New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West. This month’s focus will be on portraiture. Borrow drawing materials from the Visitor Services desk in the Museum Lobby (while supplies last) or bring your…

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A Date with the Duke: Rio Grande (1950)

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Enjoy the third film in John Ford’s “cavalry trilogy.” Lieutenant Colonel Kirby Yorke (John Wayne) heads a cavalry post on the Texas side of the Rio Grande, defending settlers against Apaches launching raids from the Mexican side of the river. When Yorke's 16-year-old son, Jeff (Claude Jarman Jr.)— whom Yorke hasn’t seen since he was a baby — shows up at the post as one of the new recruits, Yorke treats him more harshly than the others. Things are further…

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Holiday Wine-Down

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Relax from the stresses of the holidays! Visit the Museum for a Holiday Wine-Down painting class under instruction from Wine & Palette. Inspired by still-lifes in the exhibition, New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West, create your own still-life masterpiece. $45; $40 for Museum members. All supplies provided, includes light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Reservations required by December 10; to register click here.

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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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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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June 2022

Prix de West

Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale Sale Weekend Events Friday, June 25, through Saturday, June 26, 2021 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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