1700 NE 63rd Street • Ok­la­homa City, OK 73111 (405) 478-2250 •­tion­al­cow­boy­mu­

Western Art Collector - - WESTERN ART TRAIL CALENDAR -

The Na­tional Cow­boy & Western Her­itage Mu­seum is one of Amer­ica’s premier in­sti­tu­tions of Western his­tory, art and cul­ture. Founded in 1955, the mu­seum, lo­cated in Ok­la­homa City, col­lects, pre­serves, and ex­hibit san in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned col­lec­tion of Western art and ar­ti­facts while spon­sor­ing dy­namic ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams to stim­u­late in­ter­est in the en­dur­ing legacy of the Amer­i­can West. More than 10 mil­lion vis­i­tors from around the world have sought out this unique mu­seum to gain a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the West. The mu­seum fea­tures a su­perb col­lec­tion of clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary Western art, in­clud­ing works by Fred­eric Rem­ing­ton and Charles M. Rus­sell, as well as work by sculp­tor James Earle Fraser. The ex­hi­bi­tion wing houses a turn-of-the-cen­tury town and in­ter­ac­tive his­tory gal­leries that fo­cus on the Amer­i­can cow­boy, rodeos, Na­tive Amer­i­can cul­ture, Vic­to­rian firearms, fron­tier mil­i­tary and Western per­form­ers. From fine art, pop cul­ture and firearms to Na­tive Amer­i­can ob­jects, his­toric cow­boy gear, shop­ping, and din­ing, the mu­seum tells Amer­ica’s story as it un­folds across the West.

“The qual­ity and di­ver­sity of per­spec­tives show­cased at the Na­tional Cow­boy & Western Her­itage Mu­seum is in­dica­tive of how vast and rel­e­vant the West is to all peo­ple. Western art is at the foun­da­tion of the Mu­seum’s mis­sion, and the com­bi­na­tion of art styles en­ables ev­ery­one to iden­tify with a part of the West.” — Natalie Shirley, pres­i­dent and CEO, Na­tional Cow­boy & Western Her­itage Mu­seum

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