Programs for Adults

Learning takes place in Museums when challenging programming is integrated with exhibitions, technology and research to encourage the natural curiosity within all people. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City strives to offer educational opportunities for all levels of learning in different mediums. Our goal is to encourage and instruct a broad audience,  to give them the tools and information to elevate their expectations and achieve their dreams.

Before enrolling please review the Registration and Cancellation Policy

Advance reservations are required for most activities. For more information email education@nationalcowboymuseum.org.

Summer Signature Tour

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Art Moments

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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

July 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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

July 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

July 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

July 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Saloon Series

July 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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…

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)….

Summer Signature Tour

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Bank of America Museums on Us

July 7 @ 10:00 am - July 8 @ 5:00 pm
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

Art Moments

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

July 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Saloon Series

July 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Art Moments

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Saloon Series

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Art Moments

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Dinner and a movie during A Date with the Duke (John Wayne)

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…

Saloon Series

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Art Moments

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

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 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Saloon Series

August 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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…

Advancing the Pencil Portrait

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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…

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)….

Summer Signature Tour

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Bank of America Museums on Us

August 4 @ 10:00 am - August 5 @ 5:00 pm
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

Art Moments

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Saloon Series

August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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…

Advancing the Pencil Portrait

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Art Moments

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

August 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Saloon Series

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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…

Advancing the Pencil Portrait

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Art Moments

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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
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
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…

Summer Signature Tour

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

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…

Saloon Series

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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…

Advancing the Pencil Portrait

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Murder Mystery Night: Till Death Do We Part

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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…

Art Moments

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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
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…

Art Moments

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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
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…

Summer Signature Tour

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Summer Signature Tour

August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Saloon Series

August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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…

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…

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)….

Summer Signature Tour

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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…

Art Moments

September 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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
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.

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…

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…

Cowboy Crossings

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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…

Cowboy Crossings

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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…

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…

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…