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Oklahoma City, OK 73111 United States
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July 2017

Cartoons & Comics: The Early Art of Tom Ryan

July 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

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 in his later years about those who inspired him: N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Frank Reilly, even Rembrandt. But a composition book and a handful of sketches from the Museum’s Dickinson Research Center reveal another influence — cartoons and comic strips. Dating from 1936 – 1945, the small drawings provide a snapshot of…

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August 2017

Life and Legacy: The Art of Jerome Tiger

August 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - May 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Coming Weather. Jerome Tiger (Muscogee/Seminole), 1967. The Arthur and Shifra Silberman Collection, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 1996.27.1013. August 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of celebrated Oklahoma artist Jerome Tiger’s passing (1941 – 1967). In only five years, Tiger produced a wealth of artworks and won numerous awards throughout the country. Today, his pieces are housed in museums across the nation, and Tiger is recognized as one of the greatest Native American artists. To honor the anniversary, this…

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October 2017

Cowboy Crossings

October 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Featuring the Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) 52nd Annual Sale & Exhibition and the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) 19th 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 best of saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing, and rawhide braiding, while CAA features art celebrating the West through painting, drawing, and sculpture. The Cowboy Crossings exhibition opens to…

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November 2017

Small Works, Great Wonders

November 10 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 5:00 pm

William Haskell, Uproar. 9" x 12," Acrylic. 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 for a truly special evening. Guests may also shop the Holiday Open House at The Museum Store. During this unique…

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Fall Signature Tour

November 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) 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 to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the…

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Fall Signature Tour

November 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) 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 to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the…

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December 2017

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

December 2 - December 3
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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Saturdays for Kids: Holidays at the Museum

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Classrooms and Prosperity Junction Make a Western-inspired ornament to take home for the holidays. Create old-time favorites such as pine cone bird feeders as well as new projects for your family tree. Complete a scavenger hunt, meet Western historical figures, sample frontier food, and venture to the sarsaparilla bar. Learn about animals found on the Western frontier, enjoy holiday face painting, and more. Find Howe and Dee the Cowboy Elves to earn a special badge! Bring your wish list as…

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Fall Signature Tour

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) 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 to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the…

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Fall Signature Tour

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) 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 to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the…

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A Date with the Duke – Holiday Edition

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John Wayne hosting the 1965 Western Heritage Awards at the Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City

Guests can whet their appetites with a cash bar and scrumptious buffet prepared by The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City while watching a special film screening of 3 Godfathers (1948). Arguably one of John Wayne’s best roles, this poignant story of redemption takes place on Christmas Eve when three men rob a bank in Arizona and make their escape route through the desert. Near a dry waterhole they come upon a woman about to give birth, and one of the…

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The American Cowboy: Myth and Reality

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Socialize with us after hours for a free K – 12 professional development session at the National Cowboy Museum. Explore the myth and reality of the American cowboy from its early historical roots through romanticized portrayal in Wild West Shows and film. Click here to learn more and register.

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Holiday Wine-Down

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Relax from the stresses of the holidays! Visit the Museum for a Holiday Wine-Down painting class under instruction from Wine & Palette. While here get a jump on holiday shopping in a festive environment at The Museum Store. $45; $40 for Museum members. All supplies provided, including light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Reservations required by December 4. Click here to register!

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Fall Signature Tour

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) 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 to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the…

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Fall Signature Tour

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) 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 to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the…

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Express Employment Professional’s 23rd Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by Express Employment Professionals, the 23rd 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 dinner, traditional Western songs and dances dating more than 100 years, and an unforgettable visit from Santa. Reservations required; (405) 478-2250 ext. 218.   Click here for reservations.

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Fall Signature Tour

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) 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 to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the…

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Fall Signature Tour

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) 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 to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the…

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Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 30, 2017

It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and available daily during regular Museum hours.

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Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 30, 2017

It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and available daily during regular Museum hours.

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Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 30, 2017

It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and available daily during regular Museum hours.

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Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 30, 2017

It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and available daily during regular Museum hours.

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Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 30, 2017

It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and available daily during regular Museum hours.

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Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 30, 2017

It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and available daily during regular Museum hours.

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Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 30, 2017

It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and available daily during regular Museum hours.

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Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 30, 2017

It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and available daily during regular Museum hours.

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Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 31 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and available daily during regular Museum hours.

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January 2018

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

January 6, 2018 - January 7, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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Saturdays for Kids: Beadwork

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Following contact with Europeans, the use of beads as decoration among the Native American tribes exploded. Join us as we explore the art of beadwork and investigate design themes, and make your very own beadwork samples to take home. Available while supplies last. Free for children and accompanying adults. For more information, call (405) 478-2250 ext. 250 or email jharris@nationalcowboymusuem.org.

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Many Cultures: Different Perspectives Workshop

January 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join us for a free K – 12 Teacher Professional Development opportunity at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in collaboration with the College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Central Oklahoma. Click here to learn more and register.

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A Kaleidoscope of the West

January 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Don Reeves, McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture, concludes his 38 years of Museum service with a talk years in the making. The West can be conceptualized as a beautiful harmony. The individual notes and melodies, like points of light, form a colorful kaleidoscope that is Western Heritage — a heritage influenced by the National Cowboy Museum. Reeves reflects on the collections, ideas, and profound friendships he has made along his journey, relating stories and memories of the West to reveal…

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February 2018

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

February 3, 2018 - February 4, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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Unlocking the Vault: Mysteries and Marvels of the Museum

February 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - May 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Museums typically exhibit only a very small percentage of their collections. In the vast holdings of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, there are pieces that, for one reason or another, are rarely on view. This exhibition presents a variety of items that have seldom been “out of the vault,” and gives the visitor a unique look at why, what, and how museums collect. This exhibition is organized by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

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Do You See What I See? Painted Conversations by Theodore Waddell

February 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - May 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Lynn’s Narcissus. Theodore Waddell, 1997, oil and encaustic on canvas, 72 x 72 in. Much of what the Museum’s visitors have come to see and expect in experiencing art is largely influenced by the contemporary artists who paint and sculpt the American West in what is considered an expression of “realism.” This exhibition will redirect the visitor’s attention to the importance of what you do not see rather than what you do see on the canvas, and the opportunity to…

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TCAA Leather Working Workshop

February 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - February 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

February 12 – 14, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. TCAA members Pedro Pedrini and Troy West claim whether you call it leather carving, tooling, or stamping, you can hone your skills with the comprehensive workshop they are presenting. This hands-on workshop, held February 12 – 14, 2018, in the Museum’s Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Art Education Center, will cover tool modification, drawing floral layout, and floral carving. Instructors will provide many practical solutions for improving leather designs. Suitable for beginner to…

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March 2018

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

March 3, 2018 - March 4, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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Beer and Bierstadt

March 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate the return of Albert Bierstadt’s preeminent Emigrants Crossing the Plains. On loan to a traveling exhibition for more than a year, Emigrants reflects the American West’s grandiose size and spectacle. Spend the evening getting to know Bierstadt better while paying homage to his German roots. Alison Fields, Mary Lou Milner Carver Professor of Art of the American West, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Oklahoma, provides insight to the man who created a masterpiece. Conclude the evening with…

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April 2018

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

April 7, 2018 - April 8, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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In the Principles Office: Tom Ryan the Art Student

April 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Art is not easy. Even those with natural ability often attend schools and studios to perfect technique and application. Western artist Tom Ryan (1922 – 2011) invested six years and three schools in his education; but what did he study? What was it like at the Art Students League in 1951? His lecture notes and assignments answer these questions and more. In April 2018, step into the classroom with Ryan as he takes “General Illustration” with famed teacher Frank Reilly.…

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Western Heritage Awards

April 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Museum’s Western Heritage Awards was established in 1961 as the pinnacle commemoration of the American West by honoring the legacy of men and women for their works in literature, music, film, and television. The evening includes the induction of individuals into the Hall of Great Western Performers and the Hall of Great Westerners who made extraordinary contributions to shaping the American West’s rich heritage. The evening continues with the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award presentation named after the Museum’s…

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Western Heritage Awards

April 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 14, 2018

April 13 – 14, 2018 The Museum’s Western Heritage Awards was established in 1961 as the pinnacle commemoration of the American West by honoring the legacy of men and women for their works in literature, music, film, and television. The evening includes the induction of individuals into the Hall of Great Western Performers and the Hall of Great Westerners who made extraordinary contributions to shaping the American West’s rich heritage. The evening continues with the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award…

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Western Heritage Awards

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 14, 2018

April 13 – 14, 2018 The Museum’s Western Heritage Awards was established in 1961 as the pinnacle commemoration of the American West by honoring the legacy of men and women for their works in literature, music, film, and television. The evening includes the induction of individuals into the Hall of Great Western Performers and the Hall of Great Westerners who made extraordinary contributions to shaping the American West’s rich heritage. The evening continues with the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award…

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Nomads of the Plains: American Indian Horse Culture

April 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Socialize with us after hours for a free K – 12 professional development session at the National Cowboy Museum.  Investigate the nomadic lifestyle of the Plains Indian and the revolutionary impact of the horse on native cultures. Click here to learn more and register.

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May 2018

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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Annual Chuck Wagon Festival

May 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 27, 2018

May 26 — 27, 2018 Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Join us for this two-day, fun-filled family weekend showcasing chuck wagon food samples, a petting zoo, artisan demonstrations, bandanna decorating, leather stamping with the Oklahoma Chisholm Trail Leather Guild, live music, rope making with Ward Family Trick Ropers, archery, Western reenactors, face painting, children’s craft stations, square dancing, photos with a longhorn, giant puzzles, dress up areas, book signings with The Museum…

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Annual Chuck Wagon Festival

May 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 27, 2018

May 26 — 27, 2018 Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Join us for this two-day, fun-filled family weekend showcasing chuck wagon food samples, a petting zoo, artisan demonstrations, bandanna decorating, leather stamping with the Oklahoma Chisholm Trail Leather Guild, live music, rope making with Ward Family Trick Ropers, archery, Western reenactors, face painting, children’s craft stations, square dancing, photos with a longhorn, giant puzzles, dress up areas, book signings with The Museum…

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June 2018

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

June 2, 2018 - June 3, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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The 46th Annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale

June 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - August 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts a prestigious invitational art exhibit 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 pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionistic works of art. Landscapes, wildlife, and illustrative scenes are always highlighted…

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Prix de West Opening Weekend

June 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 9, 2018

  PRIX DE WEST INVITATIONAL ART EXHIBITION & SALE Opening Weekend Events Friday, June 8, through Saturday, June 9, 2018 The Museum hosts its annual exhibition of more than 300 paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation. This premier art exhibition features works ranging from historical pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionistic works of art. Landscapes, wildlife art, and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition.…

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Prix de West Opening Weekend

June 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 9, 2018

  PRIX DE WEST INVITATIONAL ART EXHIBITION & SALE Opening Weekend Events Friday, June 8, through Saturday, June 9, 2018 The Museum hosts its annual exhibition of more than 300 paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation. This premier art exhibition features works ranging from historical pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionistic works of art. Landscapes, wildlife art, and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition.…

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July 2018

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

July 7, 2018 - July 8, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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August 2018

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

August 4, 2018 - August 5, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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September 2018

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

September 1, 2018 - September 2, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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October 2018

Cowboy Crossings Opening Weekend

October 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

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 best of saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing, and rawhide braiding, while CAA features art celebrating the West through painting, drawing, and sculpture.

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Cowboy Crossings

October 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 6, 2018

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 best of saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing, and rawhide braiding, while CAA features art celebrating the West through painting, drawing, and sculpture. The Cowboy…

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Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

October 6, 2018 - October 7, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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Cowboy Crossings

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 6, 2018

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 best of saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing, and rawhide braiding, while CAA features art celebrating the West through painting, drawing, and sculpture. The Cowboy…

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November 2018

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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Small Works, Great Wonders Winter Art Sale

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 for a truly special evening. Guests may also shop the Holiday Open House at The Museum Store. During this unique sales exhibition, purchasers may leave with art in…

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Small Works, Great Wonders

November 9, 2018 @ 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 for a truly special evening. Guests may also shop the Holiday Open House at The Museum Store. During this unique sales exhibition, purchasers may leave…

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December 2018

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

December 1, 2018 - December 2, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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Express Employment Professional’s 24th Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball

December 14, 2018 @ 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 visit from Santa.

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Express Employment Professional’s 24th Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball

December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

December 14, 2018 7:00 p.m. 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 visit from Santa.   Presented by: 

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January 2019

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

January 5, 2019 - January 6, 2019
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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February 2019

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

February 2, 2019 - February 3, 2019
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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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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Spiro and the Native American Art of the Mississippian World

February 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - May 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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 Central America, and offers an interpretation into the nature of their community, religious activities, farming and hunting practices, and daily life.  The exhibition also shows…

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March 2019

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

March 2, 2019 - March 3, 2019
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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April 2019

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

April 6, 2019 - April 7, 2019
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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May 2019

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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June 2019

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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

June 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - August 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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 pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionistic works of art. Landscapes, wildlife, and illustrative scenes are always highlighted…

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July 2019

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

July 6, 2019 - July 7, 2019
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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August 2019

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

August 3, 2019 - August 4, 2019
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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September 2019

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

September 7, 2019 - September 8, 2019
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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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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October 2019

Cowboy Crossings Opening Weekend

October 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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 showcases the best of saddle making, bit and spur making, silversmithing, and rawhide braiding; while the Cowboy Artists of America features fine art from two dozen members who celebrate the West through painting, drawing, and sculpture. The TCAA exhibition is on view through January…

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Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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November 2019

Small Works, Great Wonders Winter Art Sale

November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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.

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Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

November 2, 2019 - November 3, 2019
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 more details visit, http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile

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