DARE TO WEAR – Exhibition Opening

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (June 3, 2022) – The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is excited to welcome the new exhibition Dare to Wear in the Legends Gallery beginning June 3.

Dare to Wear celebrates cowgirls of yesteryear and today who keep western wear traditions alive. Whether it is a rhinestone jacket worn to the grocery store or cowboy boots paired with a cocktail dress or
gold lamé worn in the rodeo arena, the bold fashion choices of cowgirls illustrate Dare to Wear. This colorful and exciting exhibition features pieces from the Museum’s Honorees as well as outstanding examples of western wear on loan from individuals.

Visitors will be able to see western wear not only worn by icons, but also created by icons. These timeless pieces have been worn by Honorees, world champions, rodeo queens, singers, movie stars, and more. The artistic work, craftsmanship, and attention to detail of master tailors such as Rodeo Ben, N. Turk, Nudie Cohn, and Manuel were not only popular in their own time, but they continue to inspire modern designers as well.

Dare to Wear is set in the Museum’s newest gallery space off the lobby and is a visually exciting introduction to the Museum experience, the Museum’s executive director, Patricia Riley said. “ The rhinestones and bling catch your eye and it is fun to learn about the history of fashion worn by cowgirls of yesterday and today.”

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience and independence that helped shape the West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire. Established in 1975, the Museum is considered an invaluable national educational resource for its exhibits, research library, rare photograph collection and award-winning distance-learning programs. Located at 1720 Gendy Street Fort Worth, Texas 76107. Hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults (13+); $9 for seniors (65+) and military (with id); $6 for children (ages 4-12) and children 3 and under with paid admission. For more news and information visit www.cowgirl.net or call 817.336.4475 and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.