Archive: Area of Interest: Museum

Academy of Western Art: Sculpting Expressive Portraits

Prix de West artist Blair Buswell shares guidance on sculpting an expressive face that will improve not only your portrait sculpture, but also your figurative work. Learn to sculpt from the inside out by focusing on the skull and corresponding muscles. As the class progresses, you will work with... 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

Sunday Spotlight: Board Games

One Sunday a month, guests 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 Johnie and Bob Terry as they share the stories behind their extensive board game... Read More

ARToons

Presented in conjunction with the Playing Cowboy and You Have Died of Dysentery exhibitions, ARToons will continue the playful nature of the exhibitions on display throughout the Museum at the same time. Focusing on western cartoons and comics created by Dave Powell, Duane Bryers, Jolly Bill... Read More

Sunday Spotlight: Pearl Hart’s Revolver

“There have been many female stage-robbers in books and stories, but only one in the flesh … Pearl Hart, the woman who ‘held up’ the Globe stage at Cane Springs canon, Arizona, on May 30th of this year, in company with a male partner, had lived a hard life on the frontier …”... Read More

Brown Bag: Exploring Comics

Comic books emerged in the 1930s. Through a natural evolution, cartoons developed into comic books, first through publications containing compilations of cartoon re-prints, then as books which featured unique content. Superheroes entered the world of comic books soon after, with many of the... Read More

Read the West Book Club: Lonesome Dove

The Pulitzer Prize­–winning American classic of the American West follows two aging Texas Rangers embarking on one last adventure. A love story, an adventure and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of... Read More

Date with the Duke: North to Alaska

John Wayne and Stewart Granger strike it rich in this rousing comedy adventure set during the Alaskan gold rush. When prospectors Sam McCord (Wayne) and George Pratt (Granger) hit the mother lode, Sam agrees to go to Seattle to bring George’s sweetheart back to Alaska. But since she’s married... Read More

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Playing Cowboy

Since there have been children in what is now called the American West, toys have been part of their lives. These toys often helped them “become” someone else: a brave warrior, a tough cowboy, a lawman, an outlaw. With the publication of the first dime novels and the worldwide tours of Wild... Read More