Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
2nd Floor Renovation Preview
June 23 – September 17, 2017
At the National Cowgirl Museum, we know it’s never just a horse. Come see our preview for our second floor renovation which includes artist Ashley Collins’ large-scale work, Compilation of a Thousand Stories. This work encapsulates the theme of the future exhibition as will be seen when paired with the renovation images. The public is also invited to participate in the exhibit by sending photographs of their favorite horses. For more information click here.
Constance Jaeggi: Aspects of Power, Light and Motion
September 29, 2017 – February 4, 2018
In her debut exhibition, artist Constance Jaeggi focuses on the horse as a dynamic being, utilizing aspects of light and shadows to capture a sense of motion and sculpt a scene. Photographing the horses in their natural state, uninhibited by halter or restraints, inside her studio allows Jaeggi to work with light and accentuate the characteristics and personality of her subjects.
Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women by Barbara Van Cleve
Exhibition of 62 black and white photographs celebrating the lives of ranch women from the norther Rockies to the Mexican border. Additional artifacts available from featured women upon request.
The Cowgirl Who Became a Justice: Sandra Day O’Connor
The exhibition features family and public-life photos, ranch artifacts on loan from the Day family, and selected editorial cartoons.
Pure Quill: Photographs by Barbara Van Cleve
November 18, 2016 – May 7, 2017
Barbara Van Cleve, 1995 National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honoree, is nationally known for her photographs of western landscapes, ranchers, cowboys, and cattle women. This newest exhibit of her work includes 37 stunning black and white photographs captured by Van Cleve throughout her career.
No Turning Back: The Art of Veryl Goodnight
July 22 – October 31, 2016
A retrospective of the work of award-winning artist and 2016 National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honoree Veryl Goodnight. The exhibition features 17 sculptures and 11 paintings by the artist focusing on Western women, horses, and wildlife. The exhibit is the first to display both her sculptures and paintings together and works span the breadth of her career.
Light, Landscape and Livestock: The Photography of Nadine Levin
March 4 – July 5, 2016
For over 25 years, Nadine Levin has been capturing the beauty of the world that surrounds us through her innovative and elegant photography. Often riding horseback to capture her Western images, she creates a uniquely feminine portrayal of this predominately masculine and conventional world. This exhibition includes photographs from 2007 National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honoree Terry Stuart Forst’s 7 S Stuart Ranch as well as infrared landscape images.
RODEO: Photographs by Rima Canaan Lee
November 20, 2015 – February 7, 2016
Fort Worth photograph Rima Canaan Lee, who was born in Beirut, Lebanon and raised in Hamburg, Germany, was unfamiliar with rodeo culture when she arrived in Texas. She attended the 2013 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo almost daily during its three-week run, photographing whatever caught her eye. The results are two distinct sets of photographs: one of the rodeos, and another of the stock show. Both sets of photographs highlight an event that still carries promise of the American West.
Grace & Grit: Visions of the West by Terri Kelly Moyers
May 29 – November 8, 2015
Terri Kelly Moyers, 2015 National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honoree, has captured the hearts and imaginations of many through her stunning portrayal of women, landscapes, and wildlife of the American West. This exhibition of 28 paintings shows the wide variety of this award-winning artist’s work.