Current Exhibitions

Cartoons & Comics: The Early Art of Tom Ryan

July 21, 2017 - April 1, 2018

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 about those who inspired him: N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Frank Reilly, even Rembrandt. Yet sketches from the Museum’s Dickinson Research Center reveal another influence — cartoons and comic strips....

We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma

August 19, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Family portrait, circa 1915. Henry M. Wantland, photographer. Stillwater, Oklahoma. Robert E. Cunningham Collection, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 2000.005.3.0654a. In 1891, Henry M. Wantland and his young family arrived in Oklahoma Territory and settled in Stillwater, a small town born of the Land Run and bustling with opportunity and ambition....

Life and Legacy: The Art of Jerome Tiger

August 25, 2017 - May 13, 2018

The Coming Weather. Jerome Tiger (Muscogee/Seminole), 1967. The Arthur and Shifra Silberman Collection, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 1996.27.1013. August 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the passing of one of Oklahoma’s most celebrated artists, Jerome Tiger. Having only painted for five years, Tiger produced hundreds of works of art and won numerous awards throughout...





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