Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from an anonymous donor and Oklahoma City University’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature. Popcorn provided. Museum admission free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.
It’s going to be fun.
Docents lead adult and children tours, which are key to achieving the Museum’s mission. Tours connect guests with art and artifacts so they may become stewards of our Western heritage! New docent orientation is Tuesday, August 21, at 9:00 a.m. Training begins on Thursday, August 23 and is every Tuesday and Thursday through September 13, 2018. New recruits must commit to attending all eight days of orientation and training. Training times vary, but are generally between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
To apply, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/volunteer.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Art, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including the National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day , through Labor Day, September 3, 2018.
One of the most ubiquitous features of the Old West was the saloon, an icon of American popular culture that has come to symbolize the rugged frontier. The Silver Dollar Saloon and Prosperity Junction take center stage during the Museum’s “Saloon Series.” During happy hour, guests will experience the golden age of the saloon, hear live music, and learn about different whiskeys each week on Thursday evenings in July and August in cooperation with Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits and Rodeo Opry Foundation. $25 at the door includes a whiskey flight, one full drink ticket, one food ticket, whiskey class, live music, and Museum admission. Not a whiskey drinker? Museum admission, which includes access to the whiskey class, live music, and a cash bar, is just $5.
July 5: The Dalbys
July 12: Casey & Minna
July 19: Grassland Caravan
July 26: Mallory Eagle
August 2: Ken Pomeroy
August 9: Ken Fauss Duo
August 16: Pat Payne
August 23: Justin Joslin
August 30: Steelwind
Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission. Saturdays and Sundays June 16 through September 2.
From Remington and Russell to Native American works, see some of the finest Western art in the country during this docent-facilitated Museum tour. 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 the West – but not before you check out The Museum Store! Weekends September 8 – December 30. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway)
Leave your spurs at home and join your friends at the Cowboy for a relaxing morning of yoga in the Museum’s beautifully landscaped gardens! Guests should arrive at least 20 minutes early to purchase tickets and make their way to the Gardens. $10, $5 for Museum members. Yoga will take place on the Museum Gardens October 13, 20 and 27.