Upcoming Exhibitions

American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters

September 1, 2018 - May 12, 2019

As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who shaped it. Explore early artists such as the Kiowa Six, Tonita Peña, Harrison Begay and the institutions that influenced them — particularly the University...

Cowboy Crossings Opening Weekend

October 4, 2018 - January 6, 2019

In one of the most significant events to impact the fine art world, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts the Opening Weekend event and sale for two outstanding exhibitions. The Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) showcases the best of saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing, and rawhide braiding; while the Cowboy Artists of...

Coloring the West

November 17, 2018 - July 14, 2019

Art palettes reveal so much about the artists behind them. While some palettes contain carefully controlled blocks of color, others appear messy and chaotic. Featuring personal items from the archival collections of Bettina Steinke (1913-1999), Wilson Hurley (1924-2008), and Tom Ryan (1922-2011), Coloring the West puts you in front of the artists’ easel. You will...

The 47th annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale

June 7, 2019 - August 11, 2019

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts a prestigious invitational art exhibition of more than 300 Western paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation with art seminars, receptions, and awards. The exhibiting artists bring a diversity of styles to this significant art exhibition and sale. Works range from historical...

Small Works, Great Wonders Winter Art Sale

November 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019

Designed with both new and experienced art collectors in mind, this annual winter art sale features drawings, paintings, sculpture, and mixed media by leading contemporary artists, including Prix de West artists, working in a small format. During the November art sale, purchasers can leave with their art at the end of the evening.

Spiro and the Native American Art of the Mississippian World

February 1, 2021 - April 28, 2021

The Spiro people, and their Mississippian peers, are nearly forgotten in the pages of North American history, yet they created one of the most exceptional and highly developed societies in all of the Americas. This exhibition explores the archaeological and historical data connecting the Spiro site and its people to other communities throughout North and...