Archive: Area of Interest: Museum

National Day of the Cowboy

July 22, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Join us in celebrating all things cowboy at The Cowboy on National Day of the Cowboy! Learn to rope with Cowboy Mike, as well as play games and create crafts for the whole family. Enjoy live performances of Western... 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

Sensory Playdate

Join us for sensory-friendly playtime at The Cowboy. Take a break from gallery adventuring and stop in to learn a dance geared toward all people with all abilities under the instruction of Aspiring Attitudes dance instructors! These playdates provide opportunities for families and kids to enjoy the... 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

Academy of Western Art: Orchestrating the Landscape in Pastel

“What made me stop and take notice of this scene?” More than just a reproduction, a painting is one’s personal response, emotional and intellectual, to their subject. Prix de West artist D. LaRue Mahlke leads this workshop designed to help take your work to a new level by considering this... Read More

Annual Chuck Wagon Festival

Families and foodies alike will delight at the 32nd Annual Chuck Wagon Festival, a celebration of Western and Native American history, art and cuisine for all ages. Click here for more information: Read More

Read the West Book Club: The Big Sky

Originally published more than fifty years ago, The Big Sky is the first of A. B. Guthrie Jr.’s epic adventure novels set in the American West. Here he introduces Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins and Dick Summers: traveling the Missouri River from St. Louis to the Rockies, these frontiersmen live as... Read More

Signature Tour

From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men and learn about frontier military life. Round out the... Read More