February 13 – May 10, 2015
Hosted by the Museum and organized by the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas, this exhibit features more than 100 works focusing on women in the late 19th century through the present as seen through the talents of multiple artists. The works honor women who stood bravely through a myriad of difficulties, tragedies and losses to help build this nation.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
In conjunction with the temporary exhibition “Madonnas of the Prairie: Depictions of Women in the American West,” the Museum presents a symposium providing more depth on the topic. Nationally recognized speakers include Mary Jo Watson, professor of Native American Art at the University of Oklahoma; Glenda Riley, Alexander M. Bracken professor emeritus of history at Ball State University; and artist Donna Howell-Sickles.
Poetry and Photography Contest
In conjunction with Madonnas of the Prairie, the Museum will host a poetry and photography contest.
Madonnas of the Prairie Poetry Contest
The poetry contest is open to students fifth through 12th grade. Entries will be accepted through April 6, 2015. Poetry Contest Guidelines
Modern Madonna Photography Contest
Photography contest is open to three age divisions, beginning at 11 years old. Entries will be on display in Madonnas of the Prairie: Depictions of Women in the American West exhibit March 30 – April 24. Photography Contest Guidelines.