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Lowell Ellsworth Smith: My Theology of Painting

May 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - July 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Ohio watercolorist and Prix de West winner, Lowell Ellsworth Smith (1924-2008), once referenced his theology of painting during an interview. Short but meaningful, the phrase summarized his relationship with art. It was more than a hobby or pastime. More than a career. It was the lens through which he saw and experienced the world.   Lowell Ellsworth Smith: My Theology of Painting explores this personal process and approach. Featuring watercolor studies and Smith’s own words and observations, it introduces the…

Annual Chuck Wagon Festival

May 27 @ 10:00 am - May 28 @ 4:00 pm

May 27 - 28, 2017 Join us for this two-day, fun-filled family weekend showcasing chuck wagon food samples, a petting zoo, artisan demonstrations, bandanna decorating, leather stamping with the Oklahoma Chisholm Trail Leather Guild, live music, rope making with Ward Family Trick Ropers, archery, Western reenactors, face painting, children’s craft stations, square dancing, photos with a longhorn, giant puzzles, dress up areas, book signings with The Museum Store, and more! Admission Purchased at the Door: $15 per person Free for children…

Spring Sampler Tour

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 28, 2017

Museum docents offer 45-minute tours of their favorite spring exhibitions. From headdresses to Hollywood legends and Western illustrations to the art and history of bandannas, gain insight into the diverse cultures that have shaped the West. Be sure to leave plenty of time to check out The Museum Store! Saturdays and Sundays from March 25 – May 28 (except for Easter Weekend). Free to Museum members or with Museum admission.

Spring Sampler Tour

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 28, 2017

Museum docents offer 45-minute tours of their favorite spring exhibitions. From headdresses to Hollywood legends and Western illustrations to the art and history of bandannas, gain insight into the diverse cultures that have shaped the West. Be sure to leave plenty of time to check out The Museum Store! Saturdays and Sundays from March 25 – May 28 (except for Easter Weekend). Free to Museum members or with Museum admission.

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

June 3 - June 4
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

The Museum welcomes Bank of America customers taking advantage of Museums on Us the first full weekend of every month. Any ATM, credit or check card from Bank of America provides free general admission for the cardholder. For more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

Saturdays for Kids: Wagon Wheel Rag Rugs

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help your child celebrate the ingenuity of the pioneer woman by creating their very own wagon wheel rag rug! While creating their own rug, children will learn about color, texture, design, and how making rugs out of rags was a practical way for pioneer women to reuse old clothes, keep a house warm, and decorate the home. Designed for children ages 4 – 12. Free for children and accompanying adults.

Drawing the Portrait in Pastel

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

SOLD OUT!   June 5 - 8, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Following her 2016 Prix de West win of the Donald Teague Memorial Award for exceptional artistic merit for a work on paper, Susan Lyon returns to share insight from years of painting and drawing. In this pastel portrait workshop students will learn through demonstrations, presentations, and lots of time to draw! Subject matter will include photographs provided by instructor and live models. All skill levels welcome. $480,…

Prix de West Opening Weekend

June 8 @ 10:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm

Honor and encourage the legacy of those whose works in literature, music, film, and television reflect the significant stories of the American West. An awards program recognizes inductees into the prestigious Hall of Great Westerners and the Hall of Great Western Performers, as well as the recipient of the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award, named in honor of the Museum’s founder. Each honoree receives a Wrangler, an impressive bronze sculpture of a cowboy on horseback. Reservations required. Reservations are now…

Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale

June 9 @ 10:00 am - August 9 @ 5:00 pm

Frontier Commerce by Tim Solliday. Oil on canvas, 30" x 46." The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts a prestigious invitational art exhibit of more than 300 Western paintings and sculptures by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation with art seminars, receptions, and awards. The exhibiting artists bring a diversity of styles to this significant art exhibition and sale. Works range from historical pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionistic…

Roja Collection & Canoe Trunk Shows

June 9 @ 10:00 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm

The Museum Store at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum invites you to enjoy a trunk show featuring the colorful designs of the Roja Collection by Ann Tobias and handmade accessories from Canoe June 9 - 10, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily. Inspired by traveling the world, the mission of the Roja Collection by Ann Tobias is to introduce women to joyful colors and motifs that make one smile and feel beautiful. A guest from the Roja Collection…

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