Exhibition Overview

This exhibition explores the similarities and differences between the 1969 and 2010 version of True Grit. Specifically, visitors see a comparison of character development, cinematography, screenplays, actors’ performances, costumes and much more. Film artifacts, costume components and props from both films, as well as photographs from both films, help exhibition goers understand the two True Grit films and the novel by the same name. The exhibition also recognizes the 50th anniversary of the 1969 film and the 10th anniversary of the 2010 film.

Also on display is John Wayne’s 1970 Academy Award for Best Actor, which he was awarded for his portrayal of Rooster Cogburn in True Grit.

Events & Programming

Put on your cowboy boots for this not-to-be-missed program featuring True Grit (2010), a cash bar and scrumptious buffet prepared by The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City. After the brutal murder of her father, 14-year-old Maddie Ross recruits U.S. marshal Rooster Cogburn and Texas Ranger La Boeuf in a vengeance-fueled quest to bring justice to notorious criminal Tom Chaney. Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen direct a star-studded cast in this remake of the John Wayne classic film. Introduced by Michael Grauer, McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture and Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art $45, $40 for Museum members. Register Here.