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Cartoons & Comics: The Early Art of Tom Ryan

July 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Cartoon. Tom Ryan, circa 1945, drawing. Tom Ryan Collection. Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 2002.032.6 Acclaimed Western artist, Tom Ryan (1922 – 2011) spoke often in his later years about those who inspired him: N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Frank Reilly, even Rembrandt. But a composition book and a handful of sketches from the Museum’s Dickinson Research Center reveal another influence — cartoons and comic strips. Dating from 1936 – 1945, the small drawings provide a snapshot of…

Life and Legacy: The Art of Jerome Tiger

August 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - May 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Coming Weather. Jerome Tiger (Muscogee/Seminole), 1967. The Arthur and Shifra Silberman Collection, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 1996.27.1013. August 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of celebrated Oklahoma artist Jerome Tiger’s passing (1941 – 1967). In only five years, Tiger produced a wealth of artworks and won numerous awards throughout the country. Today, his pieces are housed in museums across the nation, and Tiger is recognized as one of the greatest Native American artists. To honor the anniversary, this…

Cowboy Crossings

October 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Featuring the Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) 52nd Annual Sale & Exhibition and the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) 19th 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 Crossings exhibition opens to…

Small Works, Great Wonders

November 10 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 5:00 pm

William Haskell, Uproar. 9" x 12," Acrylic. 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…

Fall Signature Tour

November 25 @ 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 December 17, 2017

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

Fall Signature Tour

November 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 December 17, 2017

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

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

December 2 - December 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

Saturdays for Kids: Holidays at the Museum

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

Classrooms and Prosperity Junction Make a Western-inspired ornament to take home for the holidays. Create old-time favorites such as pine cone bird feeders as well as new projects for your family tree. Complete a scavenger hunt, meet Western historical figures, sample frontier food, and venture to the sarsaparilla bar. Learn about animals found on the Western frontier, enjoy holiday face painting, and more. Find Howe and Dee the Cowboy Elves to earn a special badge! Bring your wish list as…

Fall Signature Tour

December 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 December 17, 2017

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

Fall Signature Tour

December 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 December 17, 2017

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

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