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Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesdays

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - November 14 @ 2:30 pm

Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from an anonymous donor and Oklahoma City University’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature. Popcorn provided. Museum admission free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Click here to see full schedule.

Summer Signature Tour

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

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 diverse cultures that have shaped the West – but…

Art Moments

August 18 @ 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 September 2, 2018

Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission. Saturdays and Sundays June 16 through September 2.

Art Moments

August 19 @ 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 September 2, 2018

Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission. Saturdays and Sundays June 16 through September 2.

Summer Signature Tour

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

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 diverse cultures that have shaped the West – but…

New Docent Training

August 21 @ 8:30 am - September 6 @ 4:30 pm

Become a Docent at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum! Docents lead adult and children tours, which are key to achieving the Museum’s mission. Tours connect guests with art and artifacts so they may become stewards of our Western heritage! New docent orientation is Tuesday, August 21, at 9:00 a.m. Training begins on Thursday, August 23 and is every Tuesday and Thursday through September 13, 2018. New recruits must commit to attending all eight days of orientation and training.…

Summer Signature Tour

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

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 diverse cultures that have shaped the West – but…

Summer Signature Tour

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

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 diverse cultures that have shaped the West – but…

Summer Signature Tour

August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

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 diverse cultures that have shaped the West – but…

Educators' Back to School Bash

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

Reserve your spot today! 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…

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

Advancing the Pencil Portrait class is August 2, 9, 16, and 23. 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.…

Summer Signature Tour

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

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 diverse cultures that have shaped the West – but…

Murder Mystery Night: Till Death Do We Part

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

THE MARSHAL OF PROSPERITY JUNCTION requests the pleasure of your company at the marriage of two of its citizens Friday, August 24, 2019 Or Saturday, August 25, 2019 AT FIVE THIRTY O’CLOCK IN THE EVENING TILL DEATH DO US PART A Murder Mystery Experience NATIONAL COWBOY & WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM 1700 Northeast 63rd Street Oklahoma City Food, Merriment & Intrigue to follow Dinner Prepared and Served by the Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City Southwest Salad with Poblano Ranch Dressing Balsamic…

Art Moments

August 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 September 2, 2018

Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission. Saturdays and Sundays June 16 through September 2.

Murder Mystery Night: 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, happening 2 times

THE MARSHAL OF PROSPERITY JUNCTION requests the pleasure of your company at the marriage of two of its citizens Friday, August 24, 2019 Or Saturday, August 25, 2019 AT FIVE THIRTY O’CLOCK IN THE EVENING TILL DEATH DO US PART A Murder Mystery Experience NATIONAL COWBOY & WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM 1700 Northeast 63rd Street Oklahoma City Food, Merriment & Intrigue to follow Dinner Prepared and Served by the Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City Southwest Salad with Poblano Ranch Dressing Balsamic…

Art Moments

August 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 September 2, 2018

Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission. Saturdays and Sundays June 16 through September 2.

Summer Signature Tour

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

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 diverse cultures that have shaped the West – but…

Summer Signature Tour

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

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 diverse cultures that have shaped the West – but…

Summer Signature Tour

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

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 diverse cultures that have shaped the West – but…

Summer Signature Tour

August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

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 diverse cultures that have shaped the West – but…

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…

Members’ Preview Reception: American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters

August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Museum Members are invited to explore the Museum’s newest exhibition, American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters, during a special, members-only evening. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, local craft beer, and receive a 25% discount off one item in The Museum Store. Members are encouraged to bring a guest. Free with Museum membership; reservations are not required. For more information, contact Trent Riley at (405) 478-2250 ext. 251.

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).     July 5, 2018 Read the West Book Club: Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival,…

Summer Signature Tour

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

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 diverse cultures that have shaped the West – but…

Art Moments

September 1 @ 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 September 2, 2018

Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission. Saturdays and Sundays June 16 through September 2.

Art Moments

September 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 September 2, 2018

Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission. Saturdays and Sundays June 16 through September 2.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Objects as art: Beyond Brush and Canvas

September 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Art is often perceived as 2-D objects created in oil, tempera, and watercolor; however, it is so much more. For many Native people, art was created using ceramics, baskets, shells, beads, and cloth. Join Eric Singleton, Curator of Ethnology at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, as he explores the various media used by artists and describes the creative process and artistic significance of these various items. Bring your lunch or purchase one at The Museum Grill. Reservations are not…

Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesdays Wagon Master (1950)

September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Code of the West On the frontier during the 19th century in areas without official law and order, Westerners created a semblance of social order by living according to some unwritten principles often called “the Code of the West.” Always unofficial, in truth it was 20th century Western movies that codified those principles – on the 19th-century frontier areas without official law and order. Film historian Elizabeth Anthony, president of Reel Classics, hosts this short series of films illustrating…

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!

Educators After Hours: Exploring American Indian Fine Art and Craft

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Socialize after hours during a free K – 12 professional development session at the National Cowboy Museum. Explore 20th century masters such as the Kiowa Six, Tonita Peña, and Harrison Begay, and the institutions that influenced them. Register by September 6 at nationalcowboymuseum.org/teacherworkshop.  

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Oklahoma Indian Painting, 1923 - 1980

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Oklahoma artists were important contributors to the development of American Indian painting in the 20th century. Drawing on existing Southern Plains graphic arts traditions, the Kiowa Six created works that attracted attention from a world-wide audience. Their success informed the accomplishments of later artists, including many who drew inspiration from the state’s Southeastern heritage. Join Steve Grafe, Curator of Art at Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, Washington, as he shares his insight on Oklahoma Indian Painting. Bring your lunch or…

Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesdays The Code of the West

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from an anonymous donor and Oklahoma City University’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature. Popcorn provided. Museum admission free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   The Code of the West On the frontier during the 19th century in areas without official law and order, Westerners created a semblance of social order by living according to some…

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Cherokee Pottery: Visual Historian from our Mother Earth

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Promoting and preserving Southeastern Cherokee pottery tradition has been a part of Jane Osti’s lifework for more than 30 years. As a visual history, pottery tells where we have lived, what we ate, confirms ceremonial practices, and provides insight into the lifeways of ancestors. This information passes on traditional values of honoring the Earth for its gifts and informs on a people that observed and lived in harmony with nature. In Osti’s teaching and work, she strives to preserve and promote…

Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesdays The Code of the West

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from an anonymous donor and Oklahoma City University’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature. Popcorn provided. Museum admission free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   The Code of the West On the frontier during the 19th century in areas without official law and order, Westerners created a semblance of social order by living according to some…

Brown Bag Lunch Series: The Rise, Loss, and Revival of Traditional Cherokee Beadwork

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

At age 5, Martha Berry’s mother and grandmother began teaching her to use a needle and thread. By age 9, she was making her own clothes, and at 20, she was a seamstress for a touring ice show. It was not until her own children were nearly grown that she began discovering the richness and importance of her Cherokee ancestors experience and turned her skill with a needle to beadwork. In this presentation, Berry discusses why Cherokee beadwork was important…

Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesdays

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from an anonymous donor and Oklahoma City University’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature. Popcorn provided. Museum admission free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   Haunting Portrayals of Male and Male-Female Comradery From epic masculine cattle drives to unusual business relations threatened by capitalism, from Depression-era figures of populist mythology to a back-country Madonna, the four films…

The Chisholm Trail

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 8, 2018

The Chisholm Trail inspires images of Texas Longhorn cattle, cowboys following in the dust, and the chuck wagon rattling on to the next camp. According to author J. Frank Dobie, “It initiated the greatest, the most extraordinary … migration of animals controlled by man that the world has ever known …” Discover the many misconceptions and myths about the Chisholm Trail through gallery visits, film, lectures, and reference materials. This class covers the cultural and economic impact cattle trails had…

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…

Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesdays

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from an anonymous donor and Oklahoma City University’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature. Popcorn provided. Museum admission free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Haunting Portrayals of Male and Male-Female Comradery From epic masculine cattle drives to unusual business relations threatened by capitalism, from Depression-era figures of populist mythology to a back-country Madonna, the four films…

The Chisholm Trail

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 8, 2018

The Chisholm Trail inspires images of Texas Longhorn cattle, cowboys following in the dust, and the chuck wagon rattling on to the next camp. According to author J. Frank Dobie, “It initiated the greatest, the most extraordinary … migration of animals controlled by man that the world has ever known …” Discover the many misconceptions and myths about the Chisholm Trail through gallery visits, film, lectures, and reference materials. This class covers the cultural and economic impact cattle trails had…

Cowboy Crossings

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 6, 2018

Opening Weekend: October 4 – 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…

Cowboy Crossings

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 6, 2018

Opening Weekend: October 4 – 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…

Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesdays

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from an anonymous donor and Oklahoma City University’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature. Popcorn provided. Museum admission free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   Haunting Portrayals of Male and Male-Female Comradery  From epic masculine cattle drives to unusual business relations threatened by capitalism, from Depression-era figures of populist mythology to a back-country Madonna, the four…

The Chisholm Trail

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 8, 2018

The Chisholm Trail inspires images of Texas Longhorn cattle, cowboys following in the dust, and the chuck wagon rattling on to the next camp. According to author J. Frank Dobie, “It initiated the greatest, the most extraordinary … migration of animals controlled by man that the world has ever known …” Discover the many misconceptions and myths about the Chisholm Trail through gallery visits, film, lectures, and reference materials. This class covers the cultural and economic impact cattle trails had…

Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesdays

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from an anonymous donor and Oklahoma City University’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature. Popcorn provided. Museum admission free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   Haunting Portrayals of Male and Male-Female Comradery From epic masculine cattle drives to unusual business relations threatened by capitalism, from Depression-era figures of populist mythology to a back-country Madonna, the four…

The Chisholm Trail

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 8, 2018

The Chisholm Trail inspires images of Texas Longhorn cattle, cowboys following in the dust, and the chuck wagon rattling on to the next camp. According to author J. Frank Dobie, “It initiated the greatest, the most extraordinary … migration of animals controlled by man that the world has ever known …” Discover the many misconceptions and myths about the Chisholm Trail through gallery visits, film, lectures, and reference materials. This class covers the cultural and economic impact cattle trails had…

Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesdays

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from an anonymous donor and Oklahoma City University’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature. Popcorn provided. Museum admission free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.  The Civil War and the Western Homefront Often described in simplistic North-versus-South terms, the American Civil War was more complicated in the West, and so was its aftermath. Removed from most of…

The Chisholm Trail

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 8, 2018

The Chisholm Trail inspires images of Texas Longhorn cattle, cowboys following in the dust, and the chuck wagon rattling on to the next camp. According to author J. Frank Dobie, “It initiated the greatest, the most extraordinary … migration of animals controlled by man that the world has ever known …” Discover the many misconceptions and myths about the Chisholm Trail through gallery visits, film, lectures, and reference materials. This class covers the cultural and economic impact cattle trails had…

Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesdays

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from an anonymous donor and Oklahoma City University’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature. Popcorn provided. Museum admission free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. The Civil War and the Western Homefront Often described in simplistic North-versus-South terms, the American Civil War was more complicated in the West, and so was its aftermath. Removed from most of…

The Chisholm Trail

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 8, 2018

The Chisholm Trail inspires images of Texas Longhorn cattle, cowboys following in the dust, and the chuck wagon rattling on to the next camp. According to author J. Frank Dobie, “It initiated the greatest, the most extraordinary … migration of animals controlled by man that the world has ever known …” Discover the many misconceptions and myths about the Chisholm Trail through gallery visits, film, lectures, and reference materials. This class covers the cultural and economic impact cattle trails had…

Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesday

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from an anonymous donor and Oklahoma City University’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature. Popcorn provided. Museum admission free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. The Civil War and the Western Homefront Often described in simplistic North-versus-South terms, the American Civil War was more complicated in the West, and so was its aftermath. Removed from most of the official fighting, the Western…

The Chisholm Trail

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 8, 2018

The Chisholm Trail inspires images of Texas Longhorn cattle, cowboys following in the dust, and the chuck wagon rattling on to the next camp. According to author J. Frank Dobie, “It initiated the greatest, the most extraordinary … migration of animals controlled by man that the world has ever known …” Discover the many misconceptions and myths about the Chisholm Trail through gallery visits, film, lectures, and reference materials. This class covers the cultural and economic impact cattle trails had…

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…

Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesday

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from an anonymous donor and Oklahoma City University’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature. Popcorn provided. Museum admission free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   The Civil War and the Western Homefront Series Often described in simplistic North-versus-South terms, the American Civil War was more complicated in the West, and so was its aftermath. Removed from…

A Date with the Duke – Holiday Edition

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

John Wayne’s granddaughter, Anita La Cava Swift, delivers opening remarks at a special screening of El Dorado (1967) and a scrumptious buffet prepared by The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City. The late Roger Ebert said, “El Dorado is a tightly directed, humorous, altogether successful Western, turned out almost effortlessly, it would seem, by three old pros: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and director Howard Hawks.” Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together…

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.

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…

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