Several programs, exhibits and events are scheduled for February at the Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NW 63 in Oklahoma City.
First Friday Gallery Walk
Feb. 1, 2013 (11–11:45 a.m.)
Learn about the newly installed Prix de West Collection in the Eldridge Gallery. The presentation is led by the Museum’s Curator of Art Anne Morand. Free with Museum admission.
Saturdays for Kids—Bill Pickett Program
Feb. 2, 2013 (10:30 a.m.)
Master storyteller and local entertainer Al Bostick will present a performance that delights while teaching. Witness as he re-creates the feats and exploits of pioneering Black rodeo cowboy Bill Pickett. Program begins at 10:30 a.m. Reservations requested by Noon, Feb. 1 at (405) 478-2250, Ext 264. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend
Feb. 2-3, 2013
The Museum welcomes Bank of America customers taking advantage of Museums on Us the first full weekend of every month. Any ATM, credit or check card from Bank of America provides free general admission for the cardholder. For more details visit, http://promotions.bankofamerica.com/museums
Valentine’s Dinner and Dance
Feb. 14, 2013 (6-10 p.m.)
Enjoy a buffet dinner and dancing hosted by the Museum's Dining on Persimmon Hill restaurant in the lovely Sam Noble Special Events Center. Museum galleries open. Reservations required (405) 478-2250, Ext. 281.
Workshop: Bright Cut Engraving
Feb. 12-15, 2013
In cooperation with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association, the Museum presents a workshop instructed by TCAA silversmith David Alderson. The workshop will cover bright cut engraving. Participants must supply their own tools. Tuition $400, limited enrollment with advance reservations required, (405) 478-2250, Ext. 277
Born to This Land—Visual and Musical Journey Through the Rangelands of the West
Feb. 22, 2013 (Buffet at 5:30 p.m.; Performance at 7 p.m.)
This concert is a magical combination of the West’s beloved Western musicians against a backdrop of spectacular photographs by Bob Moorhouse and David Stoecklein. The concert stars Red Steagall, Don Edwards, Jean Prescott and Dan Roberts. Reservations required. Make online or (405) 478-2250, Ext. 219
An Enduring Legacy: Photos of the Otoe-Missouria People
Opens Feb. 22, 2013
The Museum opens a small exhibition of historical photographs from the Otoe-Missouria tribe, now headquartered in Red Rock, Oklahoma. Once part of a single tribe that lived in the Great Lakes Region of the United States, the Otoe and Missouria separated in the 1500s and migrated west and south. Later, they were the first tribe to council with Lewis & Clark, and the states of Nebraska and Missouri are named after them. Exhibit closes May 12, 2013.
February 23 – March 21, 2013
Oklahoma Youth Expo Western Art Show
Opens Feb. 23, 2013
The top award-winning entries from the Oklahoma Youth Expo Western Art Show are exhibited outside the Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Art Education Center in the Museum’s east hall. This art show precedes the Oklahoma Youth Expo, the world’s largest junior livestock show, held at State Fair Park. Exhibit closes March 21, 2013.