Archive: Area of Interest: Art

Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum strives to preserve and interpret the evolving history and cultures of the American West for education and enrichment of its diverse audiences. The Museum, with its Rodeo Hall of Fame, is a leading destination for rodeo and Western culture... Read More

Small Works, Great Wonders

Small Works, Great Wonders features a fusion of traditional and contemporary paintings and sculpture at affordable prices. Enjoy cocktails with more than 100 of the nation’s finest artists, including many from the prestigious Prix de West. Refreshments and beautiful works of art make for a... Read More

Todos Somos Americanos. We Are All Americans.

Join in a celebration of the rich and varied cultures of North, South and Central America. Enjoy musical performances and dance from local cultural groups representing countries of origin from all over the Americas. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the presentation, then embark on self-exploration... Read More

Drop-In Drawing: En Casa del Agave (Place of the Agave)

Explore your creative side in a fun and informal drawing session. Borrow drawing materials from the Visitor Services desk in the Museum Lobby (while supplies last) or bring your own! Gather with other art lovers to enjoy an afternoon of drawing. Can’t make it to Drop-In Drawing? Drop in anytime,... Read More

Traditional Cowboy Arts Workshop: Engraving and Design

In conjunction with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA), this workshop will focus on aspects of design, layout and engraving and inlay techniques. Learn from experts in the field to create the decorative elements that go into creating beautiful and functional art. Instructors: Bit and... Read More

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Sombreros

Every cowboy hat tells a story. Not only stories of the wearer(s), but also where the hat was worn and used. Join McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture and Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art, “Cowboy Mike” Grauer, and learn more about the wearers and the worn, drawn from the National... Read More

Exhibition Overview

This exhibition will examine the development of what is known today as a “cowboy hat” using the Museum’s permanent collection.  Beginning with wide-brimmed leather hats (vaqueteadas), the exhibition will explore the evolution of the cowboy hat from woven sombreros, to “John B.’s” or... Read More

Aliento a Tequila (The Spirit of Tequila)

The exhibition explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila, Mexico’s mestizo national drink. This series of photographs by Joel Salcido includes the original distilleries that literally founded the industry, as well as several artisanal tequileras... Read More