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February 2020

Warhol and the West Factory Party

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Join us for the grooviest night in Oklahoma City in support of the Museum’s educational efforts for underserved youth! Celebrate the life and legacy of Andy Warhol, whose daring and iconic work can be seen in Warhol and the West – the most comprehensive collection of his Western art, artifacts and memorabilia. Register online 7:00 p.m. Cocktails in the Gallery Enjoy drinks and browse the Warhol and the West exhibition. 8:00 p.m. The Factory Opens The party really begins. Food, drinks, a…

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Dinner and a Movie: The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Sold Out Guests enjoy a dinner of comfort foods inspired by Route 66 and prepared by The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City while watching The Grapes of Wrath. Prohibition not enforced (cash bar available). Following the film, spend exclusive time in the exhibition Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing. As relatively inexpensive means of entertainment, movie attendance soared during the Great Depression. An unflinching adaptation of John Steinbeck’s controversial, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about an Oklahoma farm family’s struggle for survival in…

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Signature Tour

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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: Rawhide Braiding

February 26 - 28 In conjunction with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA), this workshop will address aspects of rawhide braiding. Students will focus on round, flat and square braiding techniques, with and without cores. String size and quantity as it relates to the core, and string cutting, will also will be addressed. This workshop is suitable for those with an understanding of braiding and familiarity with basic techniques as well as advanced braiders. Instructor: Nate Wald has been braiding…

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Warhol and Wine Paint Night

Wind down from the stresses of the day with this fun, one-night painting event! Visit the Museum for a painting class under instruction of Wine & Palette. In conjunction with Warhol and the West, create your own Warhol-inspired canvas painting. $45; $40 for Museum members. All supplies provided, including light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Reservations are closed.

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March 2020

Read the West Book Club: Drawing Fire: A Pawnee, Artist and Thunderbird in World War II

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Woven with Pawnee legend and language and quickened with wry Native wit, Drawing Fire traces the service of recognized Pawnee Indian and artist Brummett Echohawk as he and his unit of Depression-era cowboys, farmers and more than 1,000 American Indians fight their way through key battles at Sicily, Salerno and Anzio during World War II. Read the West Book Club meets in January, February and March; attend one or all three. Books available for purchase in The Museum Store (15%…

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Drop-In Drawing: Leaders Downfall

On the second Sunday of the month, explore your creative side, practice different techniques and skills and be inspired by the artwork in the galleries and gardens. Borrow drawing materials from the Visitor Services desk in the Museum lobby (while supplies last) or bring your own! Gather with art lovers to enjoy an afternoon of drawing and learning with other artists. Free for Museum members or with Museum admission.

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Lange: Artist or Activist?

With hardship and suffering as consistent areas of focus throughout her career, Dorothea Lange created arresting portraits with the aim of sparking reform.Join Kimberly Roblin, Director of the Dickinson Research Center and Curator of Archives, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, as she explores the new exhibition, Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing, organized by the Oakland Museum of California. Museum of California, tomorrow, March 12 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Bring your lunch or purchase one at The Museum…

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June 2020

Drop-In Drawing

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On the second Sunday of the month, explore your creative side, practice different techniques and skills and be inspired by the artwork in the galleries and gardens. Borrow drawing materials from the Visitor Services desk in the Museum Lobby (while supplies last) or bring your own! Gather with art lovers to enjoy an afternoon of drawing and learning with other artists. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission.

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July 2020

Drop-In Drawing

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On the second Sunday of the month, explore your creative side, practice different techniques and skills and be inspired by the artwork in the galleries and gardens. Borrow drawing materials from the Visitor Services desk in the Museum Lobby (while supplies last) or bring your own! Gather with art lovers to enjoy an afternoon of drawing and learning with other artists. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission.

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