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The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the Museum collects, preserves and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs to promote interest in the enduring legacy of the American West.
Check out our current exhibitions below:
Warhol and the West Exhibition
Extended through July 5, 2020
The first to fully explore Andy Warhol’s love of the West represented in his art, movies, attire, travel and collecting.
Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing
Exhibition extended through July 5, 2020
Through the lens of her camera, Dorothea Lange documented American life with riveting, intimate photographs that portrayed some of the most powerful moments of the 20th century. Lange was driven by the belief that seeing the effects of injustice could provoke reform and, just perhaps, change the world.
Colors of Clay – Aug 30-May 10, 2020
Opening on August 30, 2019, Colors of Clay explores the cultural and regional diversity of indigenous ceramic vessel traditions in North America. Vibrantly colored and sculpted with absolute precision, clay pots, bowls, pitchers, and jars were a dominate fixture of Native American daily life and are today viewed as one of the most notable Native American art forms. From the Eastern Woodlands to the arid Southwest, these vessels continue to evolve, yet maintain a traditional aesthetic unique to this part of the world.
Two Grits – A Peek Behind the Eyepatch – Nov 15-May 10, 2020
With the important John Wayne Collection and the Museum’s active and progressive role in recognizing Western heritage with its awards for different media, this is a unique opportunity for the institution. Two Grits: A Peek Behind the Eyepatch, examines similarities and differences in the two versions of the film, True Grit, in the context of the novel by the same title, using artifacts, costume components, and props from both films, as well as photographs from both shoots.
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