• Gallery Renovation–Special Pricing

    Three exciting new exhibitions are opening in June at the museum! In preparation, these gallery spaces will be closed Thursday through Sunday, June 1 through June 4. During this time, museum guests will be able to enjoy six current exhibitions, listed below, at a half-priced admission rate. 1st Floor The Abe Hays Family Spirit of […]

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  • Opening Day – Of Spirit and Flame: John Coleman Bronzes from the Collection of Frankie and Howard Alper

    June 6, 2017 is the opening day of the ongoing exhibition Of Spirit and Flame: John Coleman Bronzes from the Collection of Frankie and Howard Alper. This selection of more than 20 bronze sculptures by award-winning sculptor and painter John Coleman celebrates one of the nation’s most important artists of the American West, as well […]

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  • Opening Day – Grand Canyon Grandeur

    June 6, 2017 is the opening day of the exhibition Grand Canyon Grandeur, which will be on display through December 31, 2017. This exhibition, on loan from The A.P. Hays Collection, includes more than 50 striking and historically important portrayals of one of the world’s most revered natural wonders. Oil paintings, watercolors and prints dating […]

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  • Western Wednesdays – Home on the Range: Life as a Cowboy/Cowgirl of the West

    Step into the boots of a cowboy or cowgirl for the day! Children will make and throw a lasso, design their ranch’s brand, round up balloons, and hear stories around a lifelike campfire. In addition, children will hear from living historian and award-winning author Lee Anderson about the responsibilities of working ranchers of the Old […]

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  • Western Wednesdays – Western Bound: Traveling by Covered Wagon

    Children will step back in time to better understand the pioneers’ courageous journeys west from Independence, Missouri on the Oregon Trail. Participants will learn through first-hand experiences such as mapping and journaling their journey, and exploring the museum’s gallery of Old West artifacts. Other immersive activities will include making a burlap-covered journal, playing pioneer bingo, […]

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  • Father’s Day

    On Father’s Day (Sunday, June 18) all dads receive FREE museum admission and complimentary issues of Western Art Collector magazine and Native American Art magazine (while supplies last)! Enjoy your visit with a free, docent-led tour of our exhibitions, offered at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.

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  • Opening Day – The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History

    June 20, 2017 is the opening day of The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History exhibition, which will be on display through September 30, 2018. This inaugural exhibition features Western film posters, lobby cards, and associated ephemera and memorabilia dating from the 1800s to the present, curated from the world’s largest—and most historically important […]

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  • Western Wednesdays – Outlaws and Lawmen of the Wild West

    The history of outlaws and lawmen of the Old West is the origin of many American tales. In this program, children will learn about the exciting past through stories of heroic sheriffs, drifting outlaws, livestock thieves, and the origin of the wanted poster. Children will see an expansive collection of authentic Old West sheriffs’ badges, […]

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  • Western Wednesdays – Exploring Native American Art and the Animals of the West

    This eye-opening program engages children through stories and activities that will help them gain knowledge and an understanding of Native American art, culture and customs. They will learn the story of Sacajawea and the importance of animals to the Native Americans. Hands-on activities will include learning how to draw an American bison, and creating an […]

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  • Museum Closed

    The museum will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4. Have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday!

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