Archive: Area of Interest: Art

Sunday Spotlight: Oklahoma Run

On the second Sunday of the month, visitors learn the specifics behind a unique artifact from the Museum’s collection, thus opening a window to learning even more about a particular culture, individual or moment in time. Hear from Michael Grauer Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art at... Read More

Curator Conversation: Welcoming Sundown

Art appreciation rarely involves appreciating the daily grind of life as an artist. Come hear the stories that make up the day-to-day trials and tribulations of artists and the people who were responsible for keeping them from starving. Welcome Sundown by Hollis Williford which greets guests at... Read More

Summer Drop-In Activities: Bandolier Bags

Drop by and participate in family friendly activities. Create make-and-take crafts, explore galleries and help create pixel art inspired by the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition. Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last. Bandolier bags are often large in... Read More

Nations at War! September 1, 2023 – January 21, 2024

Most people assume Native American ledger art was limited to the North American Great Plains. Known for their colorful and realistic depiction of Indigenous life, these drawings were socially validated and extremely accurate. They show landscapes and couples courting. They display prisoners of war... Read More

American Farmer August 25 – October 18, 2023

When photographer Paul Mobley set out to capture the soul of our country’s farm communities, he encountered an enduring rural culture that remains rooted in the principles of tradition, family, integrity, and hard work. Crisscrossing the country, from Alaska to Florida, Mobley and his... Read More

Open for Business July 28, 2023 – February 18, 2024

It takes a team effort to create an Artist™. From all the side jobs an artist takes on to support their craft, to the spouse or partner who helps build their brand, the work of an artist is more than simply taking brush to canvas. This exhibition explores all the work an artist must do outside... Read More

Read the West Book Club: All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses is the first volume in Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy. This National Book Awards winner for fiction tells the tale of John Grady Cole, who at 16 finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself. With two... Read More


Panoramic photographs offer a wealth of information about the landscapes of the West and the wide variety of people that inhabited them – if only the photographs can be unrolled to view. W I D E W E S T offers an opportunity to explore the worlds captured in panoramic photographs, from... Read More