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The Museum will be closed to the public on December 15 for a Private Event.

Curator Conversation: The Dutch Oven

Dutch ovens were used on cattle drives to feed the cowboys and are still used today by chuck wagon cooks. However, these cast iron pots have a much deeper history. Join Luann Sewell Waters, state co-coordinator of the Oklahoma Leopold Education Project, conservation and history educator and Dutch oven cooking instructor as she shares the … Continued

Curator Conversation: Fraser’s Lincoln and Public Art Today

Join Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art Michael Grauer and Amena Butler, Studio School Assistant, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, as they discuss James Earle Fraser’s Abraham Lincoln sculpture on exhibit at the National Cowboy Museum. Grauer and Butler will discuss Lincoln from an art history perspective and the impact public art can have on … Continued

Curator Conversation: In-Depth to W I D E W E S T

Panoramic photographs offer a wealth of information about the landscapes of the West and the wide variety of people that inhabited them. Go deeper with W I D E W E S T and learn some of the stories behind the panoramic photographs on exhibit. Archivist Samantha Schafer will share the stories behind the people … Continued

Curator Conversation: Welcoming Sundown

Art appreciation rarely involves appreciating the daily grind of life as an artist. Come hear the stories that make up the day-to-day trials and tribulations of artists and the people who were responsible for keeping them from starving. Welcome Sundown by Hollis Williford which greets guests at the entrance to the National Cowboy Museum will … Continued

Curator Conversation: Cultivating Connections in Farming

Join Michelle Miller as she shares her story and how she came to be known as the “Farm Babe.” Discover the importance of preserving the family farm and the great strides that have been made in agriculture. Learn how advances in technology and sustainability are leading the way to creating a future of global food … Continued

Curatorial Conversations: The Cowgirl State

Join Lindsay Linton Buk, artist of Women in Wyoming: Portraits and Interviews of Women Who Shape the West, for a conversation about her journey and vision to create her project, lessons learned from her 3 plus years on production and pathways forward for women in the West. Buk inspires and motivates others on a large-scale … Continued

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