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In the Principles Office: Tom Ryan the Art Student

April 7 @ 8:00 am - November 11 @ 5:00 pm

Art is not easy. Even those with natural ability often attend schools and studios to learn the principles. Western artist, Tom Ryan (1922-2011), invested six years and three schools in his education; but what did he study? What was it like at the Art Students League in 1951? His lecture notes and assignments answer these questions and more. In April 2018, step into the classroom with Ryan as he takes “General Illustration” with famed teacher Frank Reilly. Learn the principles…

Annual Chuck Wagon Festival

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 27, 2018

May 26 — 27, 2018 Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 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, John R. Erickson book signing…

Western Explorers Summer Camp Preview Day

May 26 @ 10:00 am - May 27 @ 4:00 pm

Register on the spot for sessions from 8:30 a.m. – Noon and 1:00 – 4:30 p.m., especially designed for 8 – 15 year olds. Museum members enjoy discounted rates. To register, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/summercamp. For more information, call (405) 478-2250 ext. 264 or camps@nationalcowboymuseum.org. var ssaUrl = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + 'pixel.sitescout.com/iap/8a6bf8bbfbaa8647';new Image().src = ssaUrl; (function(d) { var syncUrl = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + 'pixel.sitescout.com/dmp/asyncPixelSync'; var iframe = d.createElement('iframe'); (iframe.frameElement || iframe).style.cssText =…

Book Signing with John R. Erickson

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join The Museum Store at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for special performances and book signing events featuring John R. Erickson, author of the Hank the Cowdog book series! Book signing is free with admission to the Annual Chuck Wagon Festival. John R. Erickson has written and published 75 books and more than 600 articles, and is best known as the author of the Hank the Cowdog series of books, audio-books, and stage plays. His stories have won a number of…

Docent-Guided Signature Tour

May 26 @ 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 June 3, 2018

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 American Indians and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the diverse cultures that shaped the West…

Annual Chuck Wagon Festival

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 27, 2018

May 26 — 27, 2018 Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 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, John R. Erickson book signing…

Docent-Guided Signature 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 June 3, 2018

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 American Indians and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the diverse cultures that shaped the West…

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

June 2 - June 3
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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

Bank of America Museums on Us

June 2 @ 10:00 am - June 3 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until August 5, 2018

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 details visit about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/global-impact/arts-and-culture.html

Saturdays for Kids: Spinning and Weaving

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Considered an essential skill of the past, spinning and weaving helped clothe the pioneer. From early homespun to rugs, weaving produces the material for everyday life. See spinning and weaving demonstrations and then try your hand at a project of your own. Available while supplies last. For more information, call (405) 478-2250 ext. 250 or email cbond@nationalcowboymuseum.org. This program is made possible with support from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation.

Docent-Guided Signature Tour

June 2 @ 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 June 3, 2018

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 American Indians and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the diverse cultures that shaped the West…

Docent-Guided Signature Tour

June 3 @ 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 June 3, 2018

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 American Indians and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the diverse cultures that shaped the West…

Prix de West Workshop: Oil Painting with Gusto!

June 4 @ 9:00 am - June 7 @ 4:00 pm

June 4 – 7 Prix de West Workshop: Oil Painting with Gusto! 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Museum Classrooms Prix de West artist Greg Beecham has painted for more than 40 years. His vision is to “sculpt with paint” – that is, to paint in such a way that there is not only the illusion of dimension, but genuine depth to the paint itself. This oil workshop will explore color, value, texture, edges, drawing, and composition and use them to bring…

Annie Oakley Society Luncheon

June 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Annie Oakley Society celebrates the diversity of America’s heritage by honoring significant women in our Nation who have achieved a remarkable first or who have been a trailblazer of national notoriety. Honorees are recognized each year at the Awards Luncheon, with all proceeds benefiting special educational programming initiatives at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. This year, the Society honors real estate mogul Mo Anderson. In addition, two new awards will be presented. The phenomenal recipients of the…

The 46th Annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale

June 8 @ 8:00 am - August 5 @ 5:00 pm

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts a prestigious invitational art exhibit of more than 300 Western paintings and sculpture 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 works of art. Landscapes, wildlife, and illustrative scenes are always highlighted…

Prix de West Opening Weekend

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 9, 2018

  PRIX DE WEST INVITATIONAL ART EXHIBITION & SALE Opening Weekend Events Friday, June 8, through Saturday, June 9, 2018 The Museum hosts its annual exhibition of more than 300 paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation. This premier art exhibition features works ranging from historical pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionistic works of art. Landscapes, wildlife art, and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition.…

Silver Leaf Gems Trunk Show at The Museum Store

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 9, 2018

Join The Museum Store for an exclusive trunk show featuring Oklahoma jewelry designers from Silver Leaf Gems! Shop handmade, wearable art during the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale Opening Weekend. Admission is not required to shop. For more information, please call The Museum Store at (405) 478-2250 ext. 228 or email store@nationalcowboymuseum.org

Prix de West Art Moments

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, happening 3 times

Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works by contemporary artists associated with the current Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale, as well as works by Prix de West artists in the Museum’s permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Art Moments focusing on Prix de West artists are held June 8, 9, and 10. Free to Museum members and Prix de West patrons, or with Museum…

Prix de West Opening Weekend

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 9, 2018

  PRIX DE WEST INVITATIONAL ART EXHIBITION & SALE Opening Weekend Events Friday, June 8, through Saturday, June 9, 2018 The Museum hosts its annual exhibition of more than 300 paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation. This premier art exhibition features works ranging from historical pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionistic works of art. Landscapes, wildlife art, and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition.…

Silver Leaf Gems Trunk Show at The Museum Store

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 9, 2018

Join The Museum Store for an exclusive trunk show featuring Oklahoma jewelry designers from Silver Leaf Gems! Shop handmade, wearable art during the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale Opening Weekend. Admission is not required to shop. For more information, please call The Museum Store at (405) 478-2250 ext. 228 or email store@nationalcowboymuseum.org

Prix de West Art Moments

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, happening 3 times

Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works by contemporary artists associated with the current Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale, as well as works by Prix de West artists in the Museum’s permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Art Moments focusing on Prix de West artists are held June 8, 9, and 10. Free to Museum members and Prix de West patrons, or with Museum…

Art & Food Trucks

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hungry for local cuisine and a look at the 2018 Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale? Enjoy a variety of food trucks, The Museum Store’s Trunk Show, and special Prix de West-themed Art Moments, 10-minute spotlight talks offered by Museum docents aimed at introducing different works, including the 2018 Prix de West winners. Free with Museum admission, always free to Museum members.

Prix de West Art Moments

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, happening 3 times

Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works by contemporary artists associated with the current Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale, as well as works by Prix de West artists in the Museum’s permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Art Moments focusing on Prix de West artists are held June 8, 9, and 10. Free to Museum members and Prix de West patrons, or with Museum…

Prix de West Workshop: Birds in Sculpture with Sandy Scott

June 11 @ 9:00 am - June 14 @ 4:00 pm

June 11 – 14 Prix de West Workshop: Birds in Sculpture with Sandy Scott 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Classroom A & B For more than 30 years, Prix de West artist Sandy Scott has instructed bird sculpture and is recognized as one of America’s leading wildlife artists. This workshop will address bird anatomy, the principles of aerodynamics, and how to achieve the illusion of movement in sculptures of birds in flight. Students will construct an armature for blocking in…

Art Moments Dads will Love

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Happy Father’s Day! Browse the galleries for a variety of 10-minute talks spotlighting various works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection that dads will enjoy. Tour the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Free to dads and Museum members, or with Museum admission.

Western Explorers Summer Camp

June 18 @ 8:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm

  June 18 – July 27, 2018 For children ages 8 – 15 Western Explorers Summer Camp, June 18 – July 27, offers opportunities to learn, play, and create at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for children ages 8 – 15. Led by experienced teachers, each week-long, small-group session features age-appropriate themes, crafts, games, art projects, snacks, and stories. Campers explore the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, gardens, and trails, which inspires their imaginations and provides the foundation for fun-filled,…

Saloon Series

July 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 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…

Read the West Book Club: Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

July 5, August 2, August 30 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Read the West Book Club meets in July and August. Free to Museum members or with $5 Museum admission at the door. Cash bar and pre-order hors d’oeuvre plates available. Register by July 2. Publications are available in The Museum Store (15% discount for Museum members). Reserve your spot today!     July 5, 2018 Read the West Book Club: Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Stranded: A…

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

July 7 - July 8
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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

Bank of America Museums on Us

July 7 @ 10:00 am - July 8 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until August 5, 2018

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 details visit about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/global-impact/arts-and-culture.html

Saloon Series

July 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 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…

Saloon Series

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 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…

A Date with the Duke - Summer Edition

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  John Wayne’s granddaughter, Anita La Cava Swift, joins us for opening remarks at a special screening of The Comancheros (1961). After his partner is killed, aging Texas Ranger Jake Cutter (John Wayne) is assigned to capture gambler Paul Regret (Stuart Whitman), a condemned prisoner who managed to escape hanging, and return him to Louisiana to face his sentence. But once Cutter has him in custody, they encounter the Comancheros, a fierce band of outlaws providing guns and booze to…

Saloon Series

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 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…

Saloon Series

August 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 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…

Advancing the Pencil Portrait

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 23, 2018

First four Thursdays in August 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Classroom A & B Whether you are new at drawing or have drawn for a while, this class helps you explore the essential steps in rendering an eye-catching portrait. Class covers how the type of materials can create different textures and values, as well as weekly demonstrations. Getting the likeness is easier than you might think, and you will discover ways to make it achievable. Instructor: Scottie Scott Skill level: beginner…

Read the West Book Club: LaRose

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

July 5, August 2, August 30 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Read the West Book Club meets in July and August. Free to Museum members or with $5 Museum admission at the door. Cash bar and pre-order hors d’oeuvre plates available. Register by July 2. Publications are available in The Museum Store (15% discount for Museum members). Reserve your spot today!     July 5, 2018 Read the West Book Club: Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Stranded: A…

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

August 4 - August 5
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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

Bank of America Museums on Us

August 4 @ 10:00 am - August 5 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until August 5, 2018

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 details visit about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/global-impact/arts-and-culture.html

Saloon Series

August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 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…

Advancing the Pencil Portrait

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 23, 2018

First four Thursdays in August 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Classroom A & B Whether you are new at drawing or have drawn for a while, this class helps you explore the essential steps in rendering an eye-catching portrait. Class covers how the type of materials can create different textures and values, as well as weekly demonstrations. Getting the likeness is easier than you might think, and you will discover ways to make it achievable. Instructor: Scottie Scott Skill level: beginner…

Saloon Series

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 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…

Advancing the Pencil Portrait

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 23, 2018

First four Thursdays in August 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Classroom A & B Whether you are new at drawing or have drawn for a while, this class helps you explore the essential steps in rendering an eye-catching portrait. Class covers how the type of materials can create different textures and values, as well as weekly demonstrations. Getting the likeness is easier than you might think, and you will discover ways to make it achievable. Instructor: Scottie Scott Skill level: beginner…

Educators' Back to School Bash

August 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Teachers, school staff, and their families are invited to spend an evening at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to discover what museums and student-based organizations across the Oklahoma City metro and around the state are offering in the upcoming school year. Educators and museum staff will be on hand to answer questions about field trips, free teacher resources, special events, and other opportunities for schools and students. Door prizes will be presented throughout the evening to teachers…

Saloon Series

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 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…

Advancing the Pencil Portrait

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 23, 2018

First four Thursdays in August 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Classroom A & B Whether you are new at drawing or have drawn for a while, this class helps you explore the essential steps in rendering an eye-catching portrait. Class covers how the type of materials can create different textures and values, as well as weekly demonstrations. Getting the likeness is easier than you might think, and you will discover ways to make it achievable. Instructor: Scottie Scott Skill level: beginner…

Murder Mystery Weekend: Till Death Do We Part

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30pm, repeating until August 25, 2018

You are cordially invited to an immersive Western Wedding Murder Mystery dinner. Help solve the mystery by seeking out pre-determined objectives in your assigned role. Character sheets are handed out at 5:30 p.m. check-in prior to festivities. Three-course dinner with cash bar prepared by the Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City. $50 per person. Reservations by August 17 at nationalcowboymuseum.org/murdermystery. No refunds after the August 17 registration deadline. Reserve your spot today!

Murder Mystery Weekend: Till Death Do We Part

August 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30pm, repeating until August 25, 2018

You are cordially invited to an immersive Western Wedding Murder Mystery dinner. Help solve the mystery by seeking out pre-determined objectives in your assigned role. Character sheets are handed out at 5:30 p.m. check-in prior to festivities. Three-course dinner with cash bar prepared by the Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City. $50 per person. Reservations by August 17 at nationalcowboymuseum.org/murdermystery. No refunds after the August 17 registration deadline. Reserve your spot today!

Saloon Series

August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 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…

Read the West Book Club: Orphan Train

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

July 5, August 2, August 30 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Read the West Book Club meets in July and August. Free to Museum members or with $5 Museum admission at the door. Cash bar and pre-order hors d’oeuvre plates available. Register by July 2. Publications are available in The Museum Store (15% discount for Museum members). Reserve your spot today!     July 5, 2018 Read the West Book Club: Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Stranded: A…

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

September 1 - September 2
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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

American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters

September 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - May 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who shaped it. Explore early artists such as the Kiowa Six, Tonita Peña, Harrison Begay and the institutions that influenced them — particularly the University of Oklahoma and the Santa Fe Indian School. See how their art, and that of many others, was not limited to a specific medium or…

Bandanna Basket Weaving Workshop

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Led by Basket Weavers Guild of Oklahoma, participants create their own bandanna basket. Bring your own bandanna or select a Museum bandanna of white, yellow, or turquoise. Choose decorative stripes in blue, red, or green. Finished basket will measure approximately 12" x 12" x 5" high. Skill level: beginner to advanced. $45, $40 per Museum member. Register online by August 31!   Reserve your spot today!

Saddlemaking

October 2 @ 9:00 am - October 5 @ 4:00 pm

Saddlemaking October 2 – 5, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Classrooms A and B In conjunction with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association’s 20th annual Exhibition & Sale, the TCAA provides a rare opportunity for four days of saddlemaking instruction by founding members Cary Schwarz and Chuck Stormes. Schwarz will cut and fit the parts and construct a saddle while Stormes explains the procedure in detail, provides background information, and answers questions. Limited to 20 participants, this workshop is suitable…

Cowboy Crossings Opening Weekend

October 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

In one of the most significant events to impact the fine art world, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts the Opening Weekend event and sale for two outstanding exhibitions. The Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) showcases the best of saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing, and rawhide braiding; while the Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) features fine art from members who celebrate the West through painting, drawing, and sculpture. The TCAA exhibition is on view through January 6,…

Cowboy Crossings Opening Weekend

October 5 @ 8:00 am - October 6 @ 10:00 pm

In one of the most significant events in the world of fine art, the Museum hosts the opening weekend events and sale for two outstanding exhibitions. TCAA showcases the best of saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing, and rawhide braiding, while CAA features art celebrating the West through painting, drawing, and sculpture.

Cowboy Crossings

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Opening Weekend: October 5 – 6, 2018 Featuring the Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) 53rd Annual Sale & Exhibition and the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) 20th Annual Exhibition & Sale. In one of the most significant events in the world of fine art, the Museum hosts the opening weekend events and sale for two outstanding exhibitions. TCAA showcases the best of saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing, and rawhide braiding, while CAA features art celebrating the West through painting, drawing, and sculpture. The Cowboy…

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

October 6 - October 7
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Cowboy Crossings

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Opening Weekend: October 5 – 6, 2018 Featuring the Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) 53rd Annual Sale & Exhibition and the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) 20th Annual Exhibition & Sale. In one of the most significant events in the world of fine art, the Museum hosts the opening weekend events and sale for two outstanding exhibitions. TCAA showcases the best of saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing, and rawhide braiding, while CAA features art celebrating the West through painting, drawing, and sculpture. The Cowboy…

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

November 3 - November 4
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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

Small Works, Great Wonders Winter Art Sale

November 9

Small Works, Great Wonders® features a fusion of traditional and contemporary paintings and sculptures at affordable prices. On opening night, enjoy cocktails with more than 100 of the nation’s finest artists, including many from the prestigious Prix de West. Door prizes, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music paired with beautiful works of art make for a truly special evening. Guests may also shop the Holiday Open House at The Museum Store. During this unique sales exhibition, purchasers may leave with art in…

Small Works, Great Wonders

November 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

November 9, 2018 Small Works, Great Wonders® features a fusion of traditional and contemporary paintings and sculptures at affordable prices. On opening night, enjoy cocktails with more than 100 of the nation’s finest artists, including many from the prestigious Prix de West. Door prizes, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music paired with beautiful works of art make for a truly special evening. Guests may also shop the Holiday Open House at The Museum Store. During this unique sales exhibition, purchasers may leave…

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

December 1 - December 2
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Express Employment Professional’s 24th Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by Express Employment Professionals, the 24th annual yuletide dance features Michael Martin Murphey headlining an evening of entertainment for the entire family. An alcohol-free event with more than enough spirit coming from the combination of a bountiful home-cooked dinner buffet, traditional Western songs and dances dating back more than 100 years, and an unforgettable visit from Santa.

Express Employment Professional’s 24th Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

December 14, 2018 7:00 p.m. Presented by Express Employment Professionals, the 24th annual yuletide dance features Michael Martin Murphey headlining an evening of entertainment for the entire family. An alcohol-free event with more than enough spirit coming from the combination of a bountiful home-cooked dinner buffet, traditional Western songs and dances dating back more than 100 years, and an unforgettable visit from Santa.   Presented by: 

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

January 5, 2019 - January 6, 2019
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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

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

February 2, 2019 - February 3, 2019
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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

Home on the Range Dinner and Film Screening

February 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Film director Ken Spurgeon introduces his 2018 Western Heritage Award winning docudrama, Home on the Range, the story of the iconic song that sprang up on the Kansas prairie and quickly made its way along cattle trails to cow towns, gaining national popularity with the advent of radio. The film stars Buck Taylor and features various recordings, from the rock group Kansas to cowboy singer Michael Martin Murphey. View the trailer at http://www.lonechimneyfilms.org/#home-on-the-range-trailer. Put on your cowboy boots for this…

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

March 2, 2019 - March 3, 2019
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Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

April 6, 2019 - April 7, 2019
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Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019
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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

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019
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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

The 47th annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale

June 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - August 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts a prestigious invitational art exhibition of more than 300 Western paintings and sculpture 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 works of art. Landscapes, wildlife, and illustrative scenes are always highlighted…

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

July 6, 2019 - July 7, 2019
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Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

August 3, 2019 - August 4, 2019
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Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

September 7, 2019 - September 8, 2019
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Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019
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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

Small Works, Great Wonders Winter Art Sale

November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Designed with both new and experienced art collectors in mind, this annual winter art sale features drawings, paintings, sculpture, and mixed media by leading contemporary artists, including Prix de West artists, working in a small format. During the November art sale, purchasers can leave with their art at the end of the evening.

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

November 2, 2019 - November 3, 2019
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Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

December 7, 2019 - December 8, 2019
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Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

January 4, 2020 - January 5, 2020
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Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

February 1, 2020 - February 2, 2020
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Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

March 7, 2020 - March 8, 2020
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Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

April 4, 2020 - April 5, 2020
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Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

May 2, 2020 - May 3, 2020
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Spiro and the Native American Art of the Mississippian World

February 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - April 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

The Spiro people, and their Mississippian peers, are nearly forgotten in the pages of North American history, yet they created one of the most exceptional and highly developed societies in all of the Americas. This exhibition explores the archaeological and historical data connecting the Spiro site and its people to other communities throughout North and Central America, and offers an interpretation into the nature of their community, religious activities, farming and hunting practices, and daily life.  The exhibition also shows…

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