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September 2019

Signature Tour

Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) 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…

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Wide Open Wednesdays

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FREE admission on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers!

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Western Movie Matinees: Girls with Guns – Arizona

Surviving as a woman on her own in Arizona Territory requires Jean Arthur to defy some conventions and redefine others. Undermined and overwhelmed by the likes of William Holden and Warren William, gun-toting is just one of the techniques she uses to beat the men at their own game in this spectacular Civil War Western adventure. 125 minutes. Appropriate for ages 8+.

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Grab Your Passport, Let’s Travel!

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Grab Your Passport, Let’s Travel! September 26 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater Art is the ultimate passport — it has the power to transport us to different places and times. Join Kera Newby, Digital and Manuscript Archivist, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and travel the world with American Western artists. Learn how a Thai dancer, a pharaoh, medieval knights and many other artworks came to be alongside the cowboys, Native Americans,…

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Read the West Book Club

JOIN READ THE WEST  BOOK CLUB! Held in the Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater - refreshments provided SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Wild Bill (2019) In July 1865, Wild Bill Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, Missouri, the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger in the Wild West. The legend of Wild Bill has only grown since his death in 1876. Bestselling author…

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October 2019

Traditional Cowboy Arts Association Workshop: Scroll Layout and Design with Sam Alfano

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Classrooms In conjunction with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) this workshop is taught by Sam Alfano. Alfano, a certified Master Engraver and world-renown-designer, has engraved for 39 years. He is best known for his intricate designs, precise detail, and flawless execution of this demanding art form. The workshop will cover scroll layout and design applicable to the disciplines of bit and spur making, silversmithing, and saddlemaking. Alfano’s understanding of scrolls and leaf structures will…

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Western Movie Matinees: Laughing Out Loud – The Gold Rush

Chaplin claimed this was his best film! It is one he wrote, directed and starred in as a tribute to the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the real-life drama of the Donner group in the snowbound Sierra Nevadas. Chaplin combines tragedy and comedy with his traditional tramp character becoming a gold-digger. The Gold Rush was a huge hit throughout the world, blending fantasy, reality and memorable, comic moments. 95 minutes. Appropriate for ages 8+.

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Traditional Cowboy Arts Exhibition & Sale

October 4 - 5, 2019 Galleries open to the public October 5 The Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) will showcase the best of saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing and rawhide braiding. The TCAA exhibition opens to the public on October 5 and is on view through January 6, 2020. Reservations for most Opening Weekend events are required.   See schedule below: Friday, October 4, 2019 6:00 p.m. Exclusive Preview Business casual or Western attire Saturday, October 5, 2019 5:00…

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Special Exhibition Tour

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) Docents offer one-hour tours of the Museum’s fall exhibitions. Discover the vibrantly colored and sculpted pottery that was a dominate fixture of Native American daily life and are today viewed as one of the most notable Native American art forms in Colors of Clay. Travel the world and through time in Passport and see unexpected pieces (pharaohs, knights, James Bond) from many Western artists. Wrap up with…

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Western Movie Matinees: Laughing Out Loud – Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane combines comedy and music with the historical character of Calamity Jane. Acted with lively energy by Doris Day, this Western turns into a romance when she marries the famous Wild Bill Hickok, played by Howard Keel. 101 minutes. Appropriate for ages 8+.

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